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POLSIS Academic Discusses Migration Diplomacy in Jordan

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Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas gave a public lecture on the international politics of Middle East migration in Amman, Jordan.
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17/08/2017

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson
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The course was all around excellent. I particularly enjoyed the five-day training programme, opportunity to complete a work placement, and the module diversity. The degree has helped me make a major career change. Following the degree, I am now pursuing a career that I am passionate about in national security.
Date:
17/08/2017

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh
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I really enjoyed studying under the real leaders in my field. The course was assessed in a varied way, without too much emphasis on exams, which I believe allowed me to strengthen skills which would be more useful professionally.
Date:
17/08/2017

Alumni Profile: Juweria Ali

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One of the really interesting things about this masters programme was that we were taught by internationally recognised academics, we also had experts and practitioners on the topics we were studying come in and actually lead our seminars; for instance, Jamie Shea (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Security Challenges) from NATO.
Date:
17/08/2017

POLSIS Academic Edits Annual Review of the European Union

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The latest JCMS Annual Review of the European Union co-edited by Tim Haughton of POLSIS for the past nine years has just been published.
Date:
16/08/2017

Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds

Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds
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Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.
Date:
16/08/2017

Study by the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) highlights race inequality in GCSE results

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The introduction of tougher GCSE benchmarks for schools has had "a marked regressive and racist impact" that "served to maintain black disadvantage", according to research from the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE).
Date:
11/08/2017

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks
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Between March and June 2017, the UK suffered four separate terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park which killed 36 people and injured over 200. The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham brought together a cross-college panel of experts to address issues of radicalization, security and foreign policy, policing and intelligence, and counter-terrorism legislation. The panel explored the possible motivations for the attacks, review counter-terrorism policy in view of the uncertain state of UK domestic politics, and discuss how to mitigate the likelihood of similar attacks in the future.
Date:
09/08/2017

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
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John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos in the Conversation: The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
Date:
07/08/2017
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