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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
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Starts: 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
Starts: 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
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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.