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Britain has lost a role, and failed to find an empire

Theresa May's long-awaited Brexit speech must be understood as an aspiration, rather than a roadmap, since its realisation requires the consent of other parties and the removal of important contradictions, argues Benjamin Martill.
17 January 2017

Starts: Jan 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The aftermath of Berlin: what implications for German politics?

Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute, comments on the German political and media responses after the Christmas market attacks, in a piece originally published by the New Statesman.
20 December 2016

Starts: Dec 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

What will Brexit mean for London's digital entrepreneurs?

Oliver Patel, Research Assistant at the European Institute, offers three reasons why the Brexit vote is worrying for London's tech community.
Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute)
19 December 2016

Starts: Dec 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Oliver Patel

UCL European Institute

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Research Coordinator

Oliver Patel

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Oliver is a Research Coordinator at the UCL European Institute. He is currently helping to coordinate UCL’s academic response to Brexit and is building the UCL Brexit Hub, an online portal containing all of UCL’s Brexit-related work. His areas of expertise include UK and EU politics, the constitutional implications of Brexit, and the Article 50 withdrawal process. Oliver also helps the Institute with event organisation, communications and project management.

Prior to this, Oliver worked as a research assistant at the UCL Constitution Unit, where he co-authored a series of briefing papers on the constitutional and political implications of Brexit. He has also worked in the parliamentary office of Chuka Umunna MP and in Nesta’s policy and research team. Oliver holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy (Distinction) from LSE and a BA in Politics and East European Studies from UCL.