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100 years +1: Results of the Centenary Appeal

In our centenary year, we asked all SSEES alumni and friends of SSEES to make a gift in support of our students - the next generation of rising stars. Today, on the 101 anniversary of the inauguration of the School, we are happy to announce: 

Published: Oct 19, 2016 3:52:43 PM

Video Games and Democracy Recording

We are pleased to be able to present a recording of the 'Video Games and Democracy' event organised by Dr Felix Ciută, bringing together game designers, campaigners, professionals in the video games industry and academics, to discuss the role that video games and the video games industry can play in shaping modern democracy.

Published: Sep 20, 2016 6:03:00 PM


A Roundtable Commemorating the Hungarian and Polish Revolutions of 1956

The revolutions that broke out in Poznań, Poland on 28 June, 1956 and in Budapest, Hungary on 23 October marked the first steps towards the collapse of communist rule in Central Europe in 1989. The savage repression that brought both revolutions to an end, after one day in Poland and twelve days in Hungary, exposed the lie that the Soviet Union’s occupation of both countries at the end of the Second World War had popular support and moral legitimacy.

Starts: Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Export Promotion Policy in the Age of Global Value Chains

Dr. Ledyaeva will discuss her paper on the topic of Export Promotion Policy in the Age of Global Value Chains. This study examines how domestic export promotion policies affect foreign countries' exports in the presence of global value chains.

Starts: Oct 26, 2016 12:00:00 PM

What’s Going On? Body Politics, Abortion and LGBT Rights in Poland

Join us for a lecture by philosopher and gender specialist from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, prof. Marzenna Jakubczak will be followed by the short talk by Marge Berer, the coordinator at the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion and interventions from feminist activists and artists, Paulina Poli Palian (activist, Babski Londyn) and Margot Przymierska (artist) and the Polish lecturer dr. Katarzyna Zechenter.The seminar will be chaired by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and the welcome will be with the director of qUCL, dr. Robert Mills

Starts: Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 PM

The Provisional Government’s Legal Experiment in 1917

While war, economic collapse, and national disintegration pushed Russian politics to the extremes in 1917, the Provisional Government concentrated on legal process and procedure, the essence of law but not revolution. 

Starts: Oct 28, 2016 5:00:00 PM