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What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
11 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Trajectories of Dissent: The Arab Spring and Europe 1989
Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 07:25 PM
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
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