UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Archive of Events

Bill Browder Talk

Start: Oct 13, 2016 7:00:00 PM
End: Oct 13, 2016 8:00:00 PM

UCL Students are invited to meet activist investor, Bill Browder – CEO and Founder of Hermitage Capital, as well as “Vladimir Putin’s number 1 enemy.”

Social inequalities and working class grievances in late Yugoslav socialism- Dr Rory Archer (UCL SSEES)

Start: Oct 18, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Socialist countries like Yugoslavia garnered legitimacy through appealing to social equality. Yet social stratification was characteristic of Yugoslav society and increased over the course of the state’s existence. By the 1980s the country was divided on socio-economic as well as republican and national lines during a decade of sustained social, economic, and political crises.

A Roundtable Commemorating the Hungarian and Polish Revolutions of 1956

Start: Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 25, 2016 7:30:00 PM

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.

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

Start: Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 PM

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