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Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Fathers, Sons, and Grandfathers: Migration Across Generations

Through the stories of three generations in thirty families, Julia Brannen explores men's lives, migration, employment, fatherhood, father-son relationships and intergenerational transmission over the life course. As the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War unfolds across continents, she traces the stories of migrant generations that have gone before, of Irish grandfathers who left Ireland in the mid-20th century and Polish fathers who came to Britain in the 21st century, together with a group of white British 
9 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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The Art of Dissident Domesticity: Incarceration, Sovereignty, Information

6 October 2015 
This talk is a launch event for the new UCL FRINGE Centre: The Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity.  More...

Starts: Oct 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM

SSEES 100 Years, The First Century - a Centenary Lecture by Professor Norman Davies

7 October 2015
Professor Normal Davies will give a lecture, as part of UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies centenary celebrations. More...

Starts: Oct 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The EU Referendum: Campaigning in London and Brussels 

8 October 2015 
Ever since David Cameron's promise to give the British electorate a vote on the UK's membership in the European Union the referendum has been high on the political agenda. With negotiations about Britain's "new deal" intensifying in Brussels, and with the campaign to stay in the EU about to launch, public debate and contestation about Britain and Europe will pick up momentum in the months to come. More...

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

National Parliaments and the EU

12 October 2015 
Strengthening the role of national parliaments is one central demand in the UK’s agenda in re-negotiating the terms of its EU membership. In addition, Parliament’s control over EU decision making promises to be an important battleground of debate in the referendum campaign. The House of Lords EU Committee published an important report on the question in March 2014. More...

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

UCL Provost’s Lunch Hour Lecture

13 October 2015
UCL’s President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, will give a summary of our progress to date with our ambitious strategy, UCL 2034. This will be set against the background of his personal analysis of the ever-changing external funding and political environment for Higher Education in the UK and more globally. More...

Starts: Oct 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Europe from the outside in? Imagining civilization through collecting the exotic 

21 October 2015 
This conference will consider the historical emergence of a distinct European social imaginary in terms of Europe’s appropriation and internalization of elements from other continents and civilizations. With a focus on the function of ethnographic collections in facilitating this process, it will also investigate the status of such collections today. How does European museums’ production of the exotic retain its appeal, apparently undiminished, when faced today with global audiences and changing attitudes to colonial pasts? More...

Starts: Oct 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Pablo Echenique: Podemos, Power, Politics

26 October 2015
Pablo Echenique Robba is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming general election, held on or before 20 December 2015. He will speak about the new way of doing politics that Podemos stands for. More...

Starts: Oct 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The Great European Disaster Movie

11 November 2015
Join us for a film screening and a critical debate with the director, producer and writer Annalisa Piras and executive producer Bill Emmott (former editor of The Economist), as well as a discussant (tbc) More...

Starts: Nov 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The Front National and the Disappearing Gender Gap

The French radical right traditionally attracted more support from men than women. While still more men than women vote for the Front National, this gender gap is closing today. Nonna Mayer, Emerita Research Professor at Science Po Paris, is one of the foremost experts on the Front National. She will explore this trend and look into why this is happening.  More...

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

Litvak Days: YIVO's Histories, Contexts, Tensions

1 - 2 December 2015


Starts: Nov 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM