UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



SSEES 100: A Season of Film

Start: Oct 12, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Dec 17, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Showcasing the national cinemas of Russia and Eastern, Central and South East Europe, co-hosted by the British Film Institute. 

"In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine" Book launch and talk by Tim Judah

Start: Dec 1, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2015 7:00:00 PM

The evening will consist of a 90-minute session "in conversation with the author" hosted by SSEES Ukraine specialist Andrew Wilson, including a slideshow of some of the author's photography from Ukraine. Copies of the book, published by Allen Lane, will be available for purchase.

Saul Estrin (LSE) discusses foreign direct investment 

Start: Dec 2, 2015 12:30:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Saul Estrin (LSE) discusses foreign direct investment as part of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies seminar series. He is Professor of Management, Deputy Head of Department of Strategy and Resources and TRIUM Vice-Dean.

Book Launch: Bliss was it in Bohemia by Michael Viewegh, translated by David Short with a foreword by Veronika Pehe

Start: Dec 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2015 9:00:00 PM

The evening will be introduced and moderated by Peter Zusi and will include short talks by special guests David Short and Veronika Pehe followed by discussion and questions. This will  be followed by a small celebration as the launch falls shortly after the fifth anniversary of the formation of Jantar Publishing. Free wine and nibbles will be available and copies of the book and other recent Jantar titles will be on sale at "Special SSEES" discount prices.

UCL Launches a Centre for The Study of Social & Cultural Complexity

Start: Dec 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2015 8:00:00 PM

The FRINGE Centre will be UCL's Centre for the Study of Social & Cultural Complexity. The Centre is based at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and funded by UCL SSEES. Their interest lies in the hidden complexity of all embedded practices, and more broadly in the intricacies that 'embeddedness' as such entails.

SSEES 100: Christmas Chamber Music Concert

Start: Dec 3, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2015 9:00:00 PM

The second of two chamber concerts to celebrate the SSEES centenary, showcasing the work of Russian and East European composers across the 20th century.
Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert to start at 7.00 pm with an interval, followed by a drinks reception.

"Ukrainian Education: The State of Reform" - HE Dr Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Start: Dec 8, 2015 3:30:00 PM
End: Dec 8, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Ukraine is seeing significant changes to its education system following the Maidan revolution in February 2014.  In the words of the Minister, the Government of Ukraine wants “to ensure that the education system corresponds to the needs of a modern economy and promotes Ukraine’s integration into international scientific activities.  The goals of this reform are quality education and equal opportunity”.