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Affairs in Berlin: Harold in Germany, Vita in Love

Kathryn Batchelor, Professor of Translation Studies and Director of UCL Centre for Translation Studies, reflects on the significance of a new exhibition at Sissinghurst Castle Garden bringing British-German friendship firmly into view through an exploration of the Sissinghurst Castle Garden library. Continue reading Affairs in Berlin: Harold in Germany, Vita in Love

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Between empire and democracy: the complex legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev

Una Bergmane explores the complex and competing legacies of Mikhail Gorbachev, particularly in the Baltic states, and the incompatibility he encountered between the democratisation of Soviet society and the preservation of the Soviet empire.  Continue reading Between empire and democracy: the complex legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev

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The Values of Europe (Mini-series): A UCL student perspective

UCL SSEES student Freya Proudman underlines the power of young people in upholding and revitalising European values with new life and enthusiasm and calls for youth activism and civic participation to be meaningfully supported. Continue reading The Values of Europe (Mini-series): A UCL student perspective

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The Values of Europe (Mini-series): Promoting and Defending European Values

Dr Mart Kuldkepp highlights the values that European institutions have promoted on a national and international stage, and argues that in response to Russia’s renewed invasion of Ukraine, Europe must now be ready to defend these values by force of arms, if necessary. Continue reading The Values of Europe (Mini-series): Promoting and Defending European Values