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How come “intolerant” Poland is among European leaders in collecting data on hate crimes?

In Poland over the past ten years, there has been a creeping recognition of the need to combat hate crime. While intolerance remains an issue in this Central European country, developments in in the official response to targeted violence are evident. Nevertheless, it is unclear what motivated the authorities to address this issue. Piotr Godzisz, PhD candidate at UCL SSEES, explores what explains Poland’s leadership in this regard.
14 January 2016
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Starts: Jan 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Maps in Films: the View from Ealing

In the website The Cine-Tourist, Roland-François Lack, Senior Lecturer in UCL’s Department of French, has created a repository for his research around cinema and place. Here he illustrates some connections between maps and films.
1 February 2016
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Starts: Feb 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

How ISIS Rule and Mobilisation Matters for the Military Response to the Paris Attacks

Kristin Bakke, Senior Lecturer in Political Science looks at how air strikes may affect ISIS, given how ISIS rules and how it mobilises support and recruits fighters. Although air strikes might contribute to containing the group and its ability to rule, it is likely to fuel the narrative that fosters mobilisation. To the degree that there is a case for a military response against ISIS, it is, by itself, insufficient. More...

Starts: Dec 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Lessons from the Eurozone Crisis


This event took place on the occasion of the report “The Lessons of the Eurozone’s Crisis that Should Shape the EU’s G20 Stance” by Yannos Papantoniou, former Greek Economy, Finance and Defence Minister. Chaired by Martin Dickson, Deputy Editor Financial Times, the discussion included contributions by Edmond Alphandéry, former French Minister of the Economy and Chairman of the Euro50 Group, Friends of Europe Trustee, Giles Merritt, Secretary-General of Friends of Europe and Editor of the policy journal Europe's World, Sir John Gieve, Chairman of VocaLink and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, and Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics at UCL.