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Call for papers : Structural Reforms and European Integration

Call for papers
Structural Reforms and European Integration (London, May 8th, 2017), funded by ESRC (ES/P000274/1)

The objective is to bring together theoretical and empirical studies that address structural reforms and help throw light on the European Integration experience.

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FRINGE Centre video highlights current projects

To celebrate the first year anniversary of FRINGE (UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity), Centre Director Prof. Ledeneva has commissioned a short film to highlight current FRINGE projects and to frame the distinctive FRINGE approach. The video, filmed and edited by Giulio Gobbetti can be viewed below:

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Lunch-hour Lecture by Dr Pete Duncan: 'How Putin reacts: ideology, power, wealth and security in Russian foreign policy'

We are pleased to be able to present a video recording of Dr Pete Duncan's Lunch-hour Lecture which was held on 17 November 2016. Dr Duncan argued that the deterioration of relations between Russia and NATO since Putin’s annexation of Crimea cannot be considered the prelude to a new Cold War between two global blocs. And, rather than pursuing world communism, Putin’s aims are to strengthen his power and protect the wealth of himself and his allies.

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Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century - Call for Papers

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panel discussions on various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.

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Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi and Dr Eszter Tarsoly at Tbilisi State University

Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi and Dr Eszter Tarsoly represented SSEES on the International Conference on Endangered Languages, hosted at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 20-24 October 2016, under the auspices of the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL). Riitta's and Eszter's paper discussed methodological implications of teaching language endangerment to non-specialists.

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Professor Deletant Awarded Star of Romania by Romanian President

SSEES Emeritus Prof Dennis Deletant was awarded the Star of Romania (the country's highest civilian decoration) on Monday 24 October as a sign of deep appreciation for his contribution to the promotion of Romanian history and language, and for his understanding and profound interest in Romanian culture. 

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