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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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Dignity in Adversity: A workshop with Seyla Benhabib


Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discussed her latest collection of essays on the topic, Dignity in Adversity - Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.


Dignity in Adversity: Seyla Benhabib from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Laura Valentini - Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Saladin Meckled-Garcia - Is there a Human Right to Democracy? from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Richard Bellamy - Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Cecile Laborde - The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France an from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Andrew Sabl - Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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