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COMMENTS 

Migration, the lightning rod of the EU referendum

The EU-Turkey deal should have no role in the Brexit debate, yet it brings the crucial question of the European Union and migration into focus at an inopportune time.
14 April 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Unsettling times for a settled population? Polish perspectives on Brexit

Many Poles have lived, worked, and settled in the UK for up to 12 years now. Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, says it’s no longer so easy for them to pick up and leave.
14 April 2016
Anne White
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Starts: Apr 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Some thoughts on the psycho-geography of Europe’s free movement

Eastern European migration takes place in a very different context than it once did. Eva Hoffman, author and essayist, asks what drives people to leave, and what drives them back again? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy.
7 April 2016
Eva Hoffman
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Starts: Apr 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Brexit: Its Consequences for the EU’s Political System

5 May 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
How would Brussels manage the negotiation process, constitutionally and politically? What would be the short-term institutional consequences of Brexit for the UK’s MEPs, the 2017 UK Presidency, and voting rights in the Council of Ministers? In the long run, how would Brexit impact on the balance of power between member states in the EU’s policy-process? More...

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

EU membership and UK Science

12 May 2016
The science and research community in the UK is one of the strongest in the world, even as it faces growing international competition since the 1970s. During that time, the UK has also been engaged in European integration. But is there a connection between EU membership and the performance of UK science and research? More...

Starts: May 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Brexit: Its Consequences for Devolution & the Union

19 May 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
What will happen if the UK votes to leave the EU, but a majority in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland vote to remain? Will such an outcome trigger a second Scottish referendum on independence? Would Wales or Northern Ireland follow suit? What would the broader implications of Brexit be for the devolved areas of the UK, for example in terms of loss of EU funding? More...

Starts: May 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM

In vs Out: an energy perspective

25 May 2016
On 23 June, Britain will go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay in, or leave, the EU. At this panel discussion, experts and policy-makers will consider the implications of either scenario for the UK’s energy system.
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Starts: May 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Brexit: Its Consequences for Other Member States

2 June 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
What are the likely effects of Brexit on politics within other member states?  Would Brexit change remaining member states’ relationships with the EU?  Would it affect decision-making within member states?  We will explore how these issues might play out in a diverse range of member states, including Ireland – the UK’s closest neighbour –, long-standing member states such as Germany and the Netherlands, and newer members such as Poland and Romania. More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Concepts of Passions and Politics

3 June 2016
Looking at specific situations of political action, this international workshop - part of our Passionate Politics projects - will explore how the passions are linked to politics in theories, languages, symbolic systems, and vocabularies.
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Starts: Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave?

16 June 2016, 6.00-7.30pm
UCL will host a major debate on all the issues raised by the EU referendum, with contributions from both campaigns and from academic experts More...

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

Conceptions of Freedom I: Psychoanalysis

28 June 2016, 5.00pm-7.00pm
In this opening discussion of a series on Conceptions of Freedom, Adam Phillips, renowned writer, psychotherapist and exponent of psychoanalytic ideas, will reflect on what psychoanalysis has to tell us about the subjective experience of freedom, the development of personal agency, and the relationship between psychic structure and flexibility. Phillips, who has been called “one of the finest prose stylists at work in the language” for his numerous books on psychoanalysis and literature, will be in conversation with Josh Cohen, author of “The Private Life,” as well as a psychoanalyst and literary theorist. More...

Starts: Jun 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM