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.

These seminars provide an opportunity to present and discuss in-progress research by invited researchers, as well as members of SSEES.

All are welcome to attend!

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

Politics & Sociology Seminar series

Day: Thursdays
Time: 15:00 - 17:00

    Spring Term 2024
     29 February 2024: Juggling Justice: Insights from the Strasbourg Bench

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    Autumn Term 2023
    19 October 2023

    The Authoritarian International: Tracing How Authoritarian Regimes Learn in the Post-Soviet Space

    Book cover of The Authoritarian International: Tracing How Authoritarian Regimes Learn in the Post-Soviet Space
    15 November 2023

    The Survival of the Lukashenka Regime after the 2020 Uprising and Its Manipulation of the Past

    Photo of David Marples
    29 November 2023

    Rethinking post-communist regimes – a roundtable discussion

    Cover of the book the Anatomy of Post-Communist regimes
    Autumn Term 2022
    05 October 2022

    Nuclear Cultural Heritage in Peace and War

    An imaginary atomic landscape generated with Midjourney by the artist Agne Gintalaite
    21 October 2022

    Human Rights against Democratic Backsliding in Poland

    People holding up a banner with the picture of Judge Igor Tuleya
    27 October 2022

    Ukraine war, clash of authoritarianisms, global realignments

    Hand against the glass, Kyiv 2022
    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
    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’