Global Book Launch Events

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Upcoming events

  • 9-11 October 2018: 13th Annual World Customs PICARD Conference, Malatya, Turkey
  • 19-20 October: European University, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 22 October 2018: University of Riga and Association of Social sciences, Riga, Latvia
  • 6 November 2018: The Paris Institute for Advanced Study (register here)
  • 29-30 November 2018: University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 3 December 2018: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • 4 December 2018: Jordan Center, NYU, New York
  • 7 December 2018: Book panel on the Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, 12.30-14.15, Boston, 50th Annual ASEEES convention
  • 28 March 2019: Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan


13 March 2018: Zentrum Liberale Moderne forum, Berlin

Alena Ledeneva and Eduard Klein joined the UCL Press dissemination stand and event at the Centre for Liberal Modernity forum in Berlin. (On the photo: Alena Ledeneva with Viktor Voronkov, Centre for Independent Studies, St Petersburg.)

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22 March 2018: SSEES, UCL, London

The book launch was organised as a FRINGE event and took place at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

List of speakers:

Introducing the panel:

Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Deputy Director of UCL IAS, UCL SELCS
Peter Zusi, Director of the FRINGE Centre, UCL SSEES


Alena Ledeneva, Professor of Politics and Society UCL SSEES
Marissa Smith, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, UCL Anthropology
Predrag Cvetičanin, Centre for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe, Belgrade
Mark Pyman, Senior Fellow, Institue for Statecraft, London
Saadi Lahlou, Professor of Social Psychology, LSE Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Anna Bailey, Alumni UCL SSEES
Gregory Asmolov, Postdoctoral Fellow, King's College London

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26 March 2018: University of Lund, Sweden

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Bloomington, Indiana

6 April 2018: Center for Russian & East European Institute, School of Global & International Studies, Indiana University

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12 April 2018: Institute for Democracy 'Societas Civilis' Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)

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24 April 2018: Basel Institute on Governance, Basel, Switzerland

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8 June 2018: HSE-EACES Workshop, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia


11 June 2018: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Alena Ledeneva, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Eric Gordy, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Predrag Cvetičanin, Faculty of Arts, University of Niš
Authors of Serbian entries to the Global Encyclopaedia of Informality


Ivana Spasić

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