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How come “intolerant” Poland is among European leaders in collecting data on hate crimes?

In Poland over the past ten years, there has been a creeping recognition of the need to combat hate crime. While intolerance remains an issue in this Central European country, developments in in the official response to targeted violence are evident. Nevertheless, it is unclear what motivated the authorities to address this issue. Piotr Godzisz, PhD candidate at UCL SSEES, explores what explains Poland’s leadership in this regard.
14 January 2016
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Starts: Jan 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Maps in Films: the View from Ealing

In the website The Cine-Tourist, Roland-François Lack, Senior Lecturer in UCL’s Department of French, has created a repository for his research around cinema and place. Here he illustrates some connections between maps and films.
1 February 2016
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Starts: Feb 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

How ISIS Rule and Mobilisation Matters for the Military Response to the Paris Attacks

Kristin Bakke, Senior Lecturer in Political Science looks at how air strikes may affect ISIS, given how ISIS rules and how it mobilises support and recruits fighters. Although air strikes might contribute to containing the group and its ability to rule, it is likely to fuel the narrative that fosters mobilisation. To the degree that there is a case for a military response against ISIS, it is, by itself, insufficient. More...

Starts: Dec 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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“Those vivid faces of 1916: Pearse, MacDonagh, MacBride and Markievicz”: Ambassador of Ireland to the UK, Dan Mulhall

16 February 2016, 6.30pm
As part of our inaugural Constance Markievicz lecture, UCLU Irish Society are proud to introduce his Excellency the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall. In this centenary year, Constance Markievicz couldn’t be in the limelight more than in any recent years. From a Slade student of art at UCL and the first-elected female MP, to a prominent figure in the Easter Rising, she has remained wildly out of public knowledge for someone who achieved so much.  More...

Starts: Feb 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

EU Careers 2016

25 February 2016, 10.30am-14.00pm
This year's careers event, co-organised with the UCLU European Society, is open to all UCL students interested in pursuing a career in EU institutions or related private and third-sector organisations.

Starts: Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Britain, the EU and global trade

25 February 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
A half-day conference on the EU's trade agenda, with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Peter Mandelson, and a high-level panel of politicians, stakeholders, and experts. In association with Policy Network and the European Commission's Office in the UK More...

Starts: Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Collective Violence Workshop

26 February 2016, 2.30-7.00pm
This IAS workshop will discuss a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches to the study of collective violence. It will also consider ideas/suggestions for a co-ordinated strategy for future collaborative and cross-disciplinary research. More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The Front National and the Disappearing Gender Gap

3 March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm
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. Co-hosted by the European Institute and the Political Studies Association (PSA), her talk will be the inaugural PSA French Politics Annual Lecture.  More...

Starts: Mar 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Siblings in Psychoanalysis

5 March 2016
Juliet Mitchell in her work urged analysts to pay more attention to the place of siblings in the subject’s psychic economy and their impact on the psychic structure. The trauma of a sibling’s birth leads the child to question its very existence and to the murderous desire to eliminate the usurper. But the baby being an alter ego also loved by the mother, the challenge is to overcome the violence and accept its sibling as like itself but not identical to itself. This leaves room for more than one person to be the mother’s child and introduces the concept of seriality. In the first part of this conference, Juliet Mitchell in conversation with Rosemary Davis will have an opportunity to revisit her theoretical developments on siblings and expand on the clinical and social implications of her work.  More...

Starts: Mar 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Brexit Divisions I: What you ought to know about EU referendums and the UK debate

8 March 2016, 3.00-7.30pm
As the campaigns on Brexit are heating up, this event brings the leaders of the Stronger in and Vote Leave campaigns together with campaign analysts and activists from the UK and other EU referendums elsewhere. They will be looking at how and when referendum campaigns can shift public opinion, providing practical guidance, critical analysis, and comment. What arguments, stories, images or campaign strategies may shape the way people make sense of EU membership and the choice at hand? How will the political language framing the referendum be decisive in shaping the debate? What might be the decisive turning points in the debate, blind spots, or core assumptions? What lessons can be learned from previous referendums, or from scholarship about political behaviour? What is the role of facts in shaping people’s ideas? More...

Starts: Mar 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM