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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.

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Eastern Europeans in Brexitland

In the first of this two-part programme for BBC Radio 4, journalist Gary Younge interviewed Anne White about Polish citizens in the UK, and how their sense of a common European identity isn’t always shared among Brits. The programme also interviews Poles and Romanians in Bristol, an area that voted Remain and which has longstanding Eastern European communities.

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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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