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COMMENTS 

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...

Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

How much closer are we to Brexit?

If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...

Starts: May 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Events

Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development: Book Launch

Academics from six London university colleges, who  have been exploring the interactions between post-2015 development target setting areas, launch a book detailing the results from their collective research. 
8 July 2015 More...

Starts: Jul 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

10 July 2015
This two day conference, hosted by Martyn Rady at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies welcomes a group of Romanian doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, who will join together in a conference on Europe and on the respective places of Britain and Romania in the larger trends of European history. More...

Starts: Jul 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Forced Marriage: Health, Wellbeing, Community and Law

31 July 2015
Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. This one day workshop will set the scene and explore some of the key questions about forced marriage in regards to culture and honour, the law and police, education and health services.  More...

Starts: Jul 31, 2015 12:00:00 AM