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One of the most original figures of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) still exerts a profound influence on political thinking today. Her work on revolution, action, totalitarianism, or “the banality of evil” continues to animate debates about democracy, about Israel and Palestine, about feminism and about the nature of political participation - she has even been the subject of a recent film. Miriam Leonard, Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL, discusses the inspiration that Arendt’s critique of contemporary politics found in antiquity.
12 October 2015
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Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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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