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EU referendum: the view of a UCL clinician-scientist

John Martin, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UCL, argues that scientific advance relies on creativity, cooperation, and financing. To leave the EU would diminish all three, dimming the light of British science in the world and threatening the UK’s future economy. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy. For more on this topic, join the UCL European Institute for its high-level panel discussion EU Membership and UK Science on 12 May.
10 May 2016
John Martin

Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

‘Eurofog’ of claim and counterclaim on EU membership and UK science

Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL, recently advised a House of Lords inquiry on the impact of EU membership on UK  science and research. In this post, he discusses the inquiry’s main findings, both expected and unexpected. He also joins a high-level panel to discuss the topic at the UCL European Institute on 12 May 2016.
10 May 2016
Graeme Reid

Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Something rotten in the state of Czechia?

The Czech Republic has been in the news recently because of its politicians' somewhat quick Celtic campaign to rebrand the country to the world as ‘Czechia’. But among political scientists and businesspeople the country's name has long suffered worst damage than this.
5 May 2016
Dr Sean Hanley

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

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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.

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

SSEES Brexit Debate: Eastern Europe, Migration and Security

9 June 2016, 6.45-9.00pm
This June, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies will come together to debate the EU referendum, specifically focusing on Eastern Europe, migration and security.

Starts: Jun 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Squatting in East and West Europe

13 June 2016 
A workshop for graduate students, postgrads and established scholars on patterns of squatting in western and eastern Europe. More...

Starts: Jun 13, 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

The Impact of WWII on European Society and Culture

23-24 June 2016
The genocidal Second World War in Europe is notable for the distinction – made in radically varying ways by different people – between what was perceived as ‘legitimate’ violence, and what went ‘beyond’ the kinds of violence that might be expected during wartime. This international and interdisciplinary conference addresses questions of individual responsibility within collective violence, and how to think and write about past events and one's own role in it.

Starts: Jun 23, 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