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Anthony Smith

Professor Anthony Smith

The European Institute  is saddened to learn of the passing of Anthony Smith, LSE Emeritus Professor in Ethnicity & Nationalism.

Professor Smith was former president of ASEN, founding editor of the Journal of Nations and Nationalism, and for many years a respected colleague and teacher at the European Institute.

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The Euro: and it's threat to Europe

LSE European Institute public lecture

Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Time:   6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Professor Joseph Stiglitz,University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.

Chair: Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested. Tickets will be made available from Monday 22 August and please see the listing here for more details.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEeuro

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LSE Referendum Night 2016
hosted by LSE European Institute in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe

On Thursday 23 June 2016, Britain went to the polls to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. The LSE European Institute, in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe, organised a Referendum Night event at the LSE. The evening included commentaries and debates between LSE academics and external experts as first results were reported from across the country. 

Podcasts of sessions and panels are available here.

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Report launch: LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe

On Tuesday 7 June, the European Institute launched the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe at an event with Gordon Brown, Iain Begg and Sara Hagemann.

The Commission aimed to assess the implications of a vote for Britain to remain or leave the EU and to inform the national debate on the referendum with high quality, evidence-based and balanced analysis. Almost 200 experts were involved in the 6 month series of 11 hearings.

The Overview and Summary of Reports and the individual hearing reports are available online and to download from the LSE European Institute  website

The Commission is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Maurice Fraser.

Check out the media coverage of the event and report.

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The European Institute has six Masters programmes - one of the broadest offerings on Europe in the world. Within each programme, students study a combination of core and optional courses, with around 75 taught courses to choose from.
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The European Institute accepts applications to our doctoral programme MPhil/PhD in European Studies in the areas of our four research themes: Governance and Democracy in the European Union, European Society, Political Economy in Europe and Europe beyond the EU. 
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The Executive Masters degree in the Political Economy of Europe offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an LSE Master’s degree while pursuing a full-time career. 
Del Singh Foundation
The Del Singh Foundation is generously funding a new MSc scholarship at LSE

The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living costs to support one student in the next academic year (2016/17) on any post-graduate course at the European Institute, with preference given to students from war zones/conflict affected areas.
The Foundation was created in January 2014 following the tragic death of LSE alumnus Del Singh (MSc 2000 European Studies) in Kabul, Afghanistan while working with the British Department of International Development. Del dedicated his life to fighting for human rights across the world and sought justice for those whose voices could not be heard. He channelled his passion into every project he was involved in - from his international development work to supporting local community projects at home.
Dishi Kaur Umfleet, Del’s sister and founder of the Del Singh Foundation, commented: “The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship is in tribute to my brother’s life – to honour Del’s accomplishments while perpetuating his vision of equality of opportunity for all.” 

See details of how to apply here.
The LSE European Institute (EI) was ranked first in Area Studies in the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) exercise.
The EI was also ranked first in its sector in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.
An impressive 55 per cent of the Institute’s research and impact was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade in the REF2014, indicating that it was considered ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. A further 30 per cent was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ (3 star). 
The European Institute’s ‘Impact’ case studies were all judged to be 4 star: the highest ranking of any Area Studies submission in the country.
This demonstrates the success of the Institute in producing outstanding research that makes a real difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.
Research Themes
Research in the European Institute is focused around four interdisciplinary research themes and our doctoral community, which is one of the largest in European Studies in the world, spans all four research areas:

Alongside academic excellence, the European Institute strives to produce research that makes a difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the European Institute was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade for its ‘Impact’, indicating that we are world-leading.
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Governance of the European Monetary Union

Edited by Erik Jones and Francisco Torres

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Authors: Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou 
Edited by Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt
Federalism and Decentralization in European Health & Social Care 
Author: Joan Costa-Font
Author: Prof Paul De Grauwe
Editors : James Ker-Lindsay, Hubert Faustmann, Fiona Mullen
"An Island in Europe" traces offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of a critical phase in Cypriot history, from a range of experts in the fields of politics, academia and conflict resolution.
Author: Marco Simoni
The book traces the recent economical history of Italy, and provides necessary explanations on why the legal and political reforms of capitalism didn't work. And to trace who is responsible for these choices as well as to propose coherent alternatives
The Last Ottomans
Authors: Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Argyris Mamarelis and Georgios Niarchos
The Last Ottomans traces a fascinating, untold story and tells it through an inter-disciplinary lens, raising important questions of relevance not only to the 1940s but also to the inherited assumptions and images of today.
LSE Europe in question discussion paper series