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"A World Without NATO"

Start: Feb 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 2, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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An influential line of argument has suggested that NATO is in decline and less and less relevant to security provision.

‘Woe to the Vanquished!’ Siberian Exile as Revolutionary Battleground, 1880-1905

Start: Feb 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Entrepreneurship and the historical legacy of war: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Start: Feb 3, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 3, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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We use within-country data on combat operations during World War II, along with survey evidence, to show that war had a long-term scarring effect on entrepreneurial behavior after 1989 in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In contrast, we document a limited impact of war exposure on present-day employment, and even a small positive effect on whether the respondent works in a high-skill industry. Our results are robust to controlling for fixed sub-national factors and a wide range of individual characteristics, as well as to using a self-reported survey measure of World War II family victimization. We explore the salience of several potential mechanisms, such as human capital, income, health, physical destruction and social capital.

Normal – Real Stories from the Sex Industry: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Prof Nick Mai

Start: Feb 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Normal is a creative documentary that brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen.

Global Imbalances and the Greek crisis

Start: Feb 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 10, 2015 6:30:00 PM

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Dr Tsomocos is an expert in financial economics and his work has had a substantial impact on economic policy around the globe.

Popular Geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

Start: Feb 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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This two-day workshop focuses on the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. 

SSEES 100: Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities Conference

Start: Feb 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

The aim of this one-day conference is to engage critically with the under-researched topic of Soviet and post-Soviet sexualities. 

Call for papers: The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

Start: Feb 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

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Deadline extended to 23 February 2015 

‘The Florida and California of the Soviet Union’: Sochi and the Invention of the Soviet Subtropics

Start: Feb 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 23, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Political Contestation, State Capture and European Integration in South Eastern Europe

Start: Feb 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 23, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Special Guest Lecture
A special guest lecture by Milada Anna Vachudova, followed by wine reception. 
All welcome.

Innocence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Start: Feb 24, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 24, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Based on her recently published book, Innocence and Victimhood (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013) Elissa Helms will discuss narratives of victimhood in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina which often perpetuate dominant images of women as victims and peacemakers in a conflict and political system led by men.

Call for Papers: Achievements and Challenges for the Emerging Economies of Central Europe

Start: Feb 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Mar 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

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Invitation for proposals to the Economics and Business Conference at UCL SSEES on 22 - 24 June 2015

Platform Ukraine Lecture: Ukraine: The War for Truth

Start: Feb 25, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Professor Timothy Synder (Yale University) Timothy Synder is Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.  His new book Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning will be published by Bodley Head in September.

Platform Ukraine February Workshop

Start: Feb 26, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Feb 26, 2015 8:30:00 PM

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Identity has been called a powerful and inescapable theme in our age. Identity, whether national, regional, religious or cultural, gains its value from demarcation; it is something that separates us from others. Identity has become fundamental in political discourse – yet, it remains vague. Memory and narrative are central to the construction of identities – from collective myths to national symbols.
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