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What the people of Nagorno-Karabakh think about the future of their homeland

The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakah has been caught in a tug-of-war between Armenia and Azerbaijan for decades. Internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, it’s home to an estimated 120,000 people, primarily ethnic Armenians, who want to separate from Azerbaijan. It’s been a de facto independent state since a fragile ceasefire was brokered in 1994, and low-level violence has flared up every spring ever since.
3 May 2016
Kristin M. Bakke
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Starts: May 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989

Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 07:25 PM

Start: Feb 29, 2012 06:00 PM
End: Feb 29, 2012 10:00 PM

Location: UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

29 February, 6pm

When:
Wednesday, 29 February
6pm

Where:
UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT


No registration required
arabspring

With each nation of the Arab and Muslim world undergoing popular unrest and political transformation on a massive scale, the number of those who compare the current events in the region with the tectonic political transformation of the European continent in 1989-91 is steadily growing. This panel discussion investigates the consequences of the so-called Arab Spring by contrasting its features in political and intellectual leadership with the end of communism in Europe some twenty years ago. It seeks to identify both the existing similarities and the many significant differences, and will address the role of religious attitudes in the population as one mobilizing factor in both regions. The panel also looks into the role of authors and public intellectuals, the role of the media, media censorship, and the impact of social networks.

 Panel
Speakers Dr Tim Beasley-Murray 
Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture, UCL-School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
  Dr Carool Kersten 
Lecturer in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London
Chair Dr Uta Staiger Deputy Director, UCL European Institute



Convener:
Dr François Guesnet

Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL