UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Politics and Sociology Seminar Series

The SSEES Politics & Sociology Seminar Series brings together people interested in cutting-edge social science research relating to the SSEES region.

Seminars – four each in Terms 1 and 2 – provide an opportunity to present and discuss in-progress research by invited researchers, as well as members of SSEES.

Seminars take place on Thursdays in the SSEES Masaryk Room, 17:30-19:30, with wine available during the Q&A and for post-seminar discussion.

All are welcome to attend!

This seminar series was previously known as the Centre for European Politics, Security and Integration.


Spring Term 2022
10 March 2022

Strategic repositioning in the party system: The electoral success of the Polish Green Party

Polish Green party march for equality


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Spring Term 2020
16 January 

Dr John Reuter (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
‘Civic Duty and Voting under Autocracy’

30 January

Dr Ben Abrams (UCL SSEES)
‘Theorizing Resistance Movements'

27 February

Dr Natasha Kuhrt (King’s College London)
The nexus between Russian policies in Africa and UN peacekeeping missions'

26 March


Dr Agnieszka Kubal (UCL SSEES)
‘Can statelessness be legally productive? The struggle for the rights of noncitizens in Russia?’

Autumn Term 2019
Autumn Term 2019 Programme
24 October

Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL SSEES)
'The Silovik-Industrial Complex: The National Guard as Coercive, Political, Economic and Cultural Force'

21 November

Dr Nevena Nancheva (Kingston University)
‘Migration in Brexit Britain: Belonging and Deservingness in a Shifting Community of Value’

5 December

Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody (Open University)
‘Visualising the Belt and Road Initiative on Russia Today: From Infrastructural Project to Human Development’