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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...

Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

EU-US Trade negotiations

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This section provides background material and references on the EU-US trade and investment negotiations, covering inter alia investment protection.


I. Introductory materials
II. Common Commercial Policy
  • K De Gucht, ‘The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for EU Trade policy’, paper presented at S&D seminar on EU Trade Policy, Oporto, 8 October 2010.
  • P Eeckhout, EU External Relations Law (2nd edn, OUP 2011)
    --- Policies: chapter 10, ‘Competence in matters of commercial policy’, p 439.
  • D Kleimann, ‘Taking Stock: EU Common Commercial Policy in the Lisbon Era’, CEPS Working Document No 345, April 2011
  • M Krajewski, “The Reform of the Common Commercial Policy” in A Biondi, P Eeckhout and S Ripley (eds), EU Law After Lisbon (OUP 2012) 292.
  • R Leas-Arcas, ‘The European Union’s Trade and Investment Policy after the Treaty of Lisbon’ (2010) 11:4 Journal of World Investment and Trade 463.
III. EU-US trade relations and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
IV. Selected News Items