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How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller More...
Starter: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members
elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for
parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26
October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Starter: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting
Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals
to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a
‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...
Starter: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989
Publikations dato: Jan 18, 2012 07:25 PM
Feb 29, 2012 06:00 PM
Slut: Feb 29, 2012 10:00 PM
Location: UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
29 February, 6pm
Wednesday, 29 February
UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre
No registration required
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
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|
Dr François Guesnet
Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL