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SSEES PhD Student Wins EC Funding

SSEES PhD student Piotr Godzisz, representing the Polish LGBT rights organisation Lambda Warsaw, has won European Commission co-funding for a project entitled 'Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes' with the University of Brescia (Italy).

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Visit to SSEES by Canadian-Ukrainian students

On 28 June 2016 SSEES hosted a group of students and recent university graduates from across Canada (Toronto, St Catherine’s, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg) who were on a study trip organised by the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership.

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EU Referendum: Director's Statement

In the light of the referendum’s result I want to reaffirm – first of all – SSEES’s steadfast commitment to the principles of international collaboration and solidarity. They constitute the unchallengeable base of our educational mission. 

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Staff Promotions

Congratulations to SSEES Lecturers Bojan Aleksov and Randolph Bruno who have been promoted to Senior Lecturers. The promotions will take effect from 1 October 2016. 

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Likhachev Cultural Fellowship Award

Vladimir Smith-Mesa, cataloguer of the SSEES Library’s Russian and audio-visual collection, has been awarded the  prestigious Likhachev Fellowship, a Russian Fellowship dedicated to arts and culture for his curation of Dostoevsky Day UK, which will take place on 11 November 2016 (the anniversary of Dostoevsky’s birth).

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PhD Success

Congratulations to Eszter Tarsoly who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Pedantry, purism, and the presentation of self: an interdisciplinary study of attitudes towards language". 

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Baltic Symposium 2016: Cutting Edges of Europe

On Wednesday 20 April 2016 UCL SSEES hosted the eighth Baltic Symposium, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia, the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, the Baltic Council in Great Britain, and SSEES.

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Director's Inaugural Lecture

On 21 January SSEES Director Jan Kubik delivered his inaugural lecture “The Role of Civil Society in Democratisation” to a packed and appreciative audience at UCL.

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Kultura Exhibition at SSEES

For the next two weeks the Masaryk Senior Common Room at SSEES will house an exhibition entitled, “Jerzy Giedroyc and His Achievement: the Legacy of Kultura and its Books”.

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