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- EU and European Careers 2014
In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate.
3 August 2015 More...
Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Self-Determination Processes in the EU. The Case of Catalonia
This half-day symposium co-hosted on 25 October 2013 by the UCL European Institute and the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) discussed recent claims some EU member states have faced by one of their constituent regions to be granted the right to decide on their separation from the state. In each case, what is at the forefront of political debate is not only the constitutional possibilities that exist in each state for such a separation to come into effect in the first place. Equally at stake is the question of the putative new state's status vis-à-vis EU membership. This half-day conference assessed both implications by concentrating, albeit not exclusively, on the case of Catalonia.
Professor Mary Fulbrook
Director, UCL European Institute
Mr Albert Royo
General Secretary, Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Introduction to Catalonia
Mr Geoff Cowling
Former British Consul-General in Barcelona
Assessing recent developments in Catalonia
Sir Stephen Wall
Chair of UCL Council
Professor Miquel Strubell
Chair in Multilingualism, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), co-founder of the Catalan National Assembly
Mr Xavier Vidal-Folch
Journalist and former deputy editor of the Spanish newspaper El País, and correspondent in Brussels (1994-2000)
followed by discussion
|11am||Self-determination processes in the EU|
Dr Uta Staiger
Deputy Director, UCL European Institute
Professor Robert Hazell, Director, UCL Constitution Unit
|Professor Montserrat Guibernau, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London|
Mr Graham Avery, C.M.G., Senior Member of St. Antony’s College,
University of Oxford, and Honorary Director-General of the European
|followed by discussion|
Conclusions: EU Law and the Separation of Member States
Professor Sir David Edward
Professor Emeritus at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and former Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
Mr Roger Albinyana, Secretary for Foreign and European Union Affairs, Government of Catalonia
|Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council|
Lunch for all participants
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