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Trump stumped in first debate with Clinton – will it cost him?

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Given the chance to redefine both himself and his opponent, Donald Trump turned in a catastrophic performance – and Hillary Clinton handled him just right.
Date:
Tuesday 27th September 2016

One-Day Conference: "Making Parliaments Work: What Makes For an Effective Parliament?"

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POLSIS co-hosts Annual PSA Parliaments & Legislatures Specialist Group Conference held at the Institute for Government, London.
Date:
Thursday 22nd September 2016

Marco Vieira's new publications

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Marco Vieira has two new publications out this summer.
Date:
Thursday 22nd September 2016

PhD student wins prestigious MEXT scholarship

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POLSIS PhD student Carol Buxton awarded a prestigious Japanese government scholarship to spend 18 months working with Professor Yuichi Hosoya at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Date:
Thursday 22nd September 2016

Cinema's potential to influence public attitudes about the ethics and law of armed conflict

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New article by POLSIS academic on how cinema has the potential to influence public attitudes about the ethics and law of armed conflict.
Date:
Thursday 22nd September 2016

Marco Vieira awarded visiting research fellowship at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro

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Marco Vieira spent ten days in Rio de Janeiro (June 2016) as a visiting research fellow in the Centre of International Relations at Getulio Vargas Foundation.
Date:
Thursday 22nd September 2016

Anthropoid: new blockbuster interrogates how you justify collateral damage in war

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Written by Dr Christopher J. Finlay. Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?
Date:
Wednesday 21st September 2016

Years of fixation on defeating al-Qaeda have stunted US foreign policy

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
Date:
Wednesday 21st September 2016

POLSIS Lecturer Wins American Political Science Association Award

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POLSIS Lecturer Gerasimos Tsourapas was awarded the 2016 best doctoral dissertation prize by the American Political Science Association's Section on Migration & Citizenship.
Date:
Friday 16th September 2016

Podcast: Global Governance for the Anthropocene: Nuclear Weapons and the Global Ecology

Podcast: Global Governance for the Anthropocene: Nuclear Weapons and the Global Ecology
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This seminar considers the global governance challenges of the Anthropocene in two areas: nuclear weapons, and the global ecology. Speaker: Dr Anthony Burke, Chair: Professor Nicholas Wheeler.
Date:
Friday 16th September 2016

IGS podcast: Imagining Germany from the Outside at Houses of Parliament

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On Wednesday 14 September 2016, the All-Party Parliamentary British-German Group hosted a seminar of the Institute for German Studies (IGS) in the Palace Building at the Houses of Westminster.
Date:
Friday 16th September 2016

How the world's elites view the US

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. The US is held to a different standard than other countries – but it mostly has itself to blame.
Date:
Wednesday 7th September 2016

Two miracles and 19 years later: why Mother Teresa's journey to sainthood took so long

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Written by Gëzim Alpion. Called a saint in her lifetime, it has not been a straightforward process to canonise Mother Teresa.
Date:
Thursday 1st September 2016

Podcast: Is the UK more secure inside or outside the European Union?

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham hosted an event on 02 June 2016 to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 could impact on UK and international security.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016

American obsession with 'al-Qaeda in Syria' is making the conflict there worse

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
Date:
Wednesday 10th August 2016

Trump promises America law and order, but he is a dire threat to both

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Anyone who still dismisses Donald Trump as a ludicrous amateur should now realise just how dangerous he is.
Date:
Tuesday 26th July 2016

Beyond The Donald: four things to watch at the Republican Convention

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. After a year of trying to bring him down, the Republican Party will rally behind Donald Trump this week – sort of.
Date:
Tuesday 19th July 2016

Can policing by consent involve remote control bombs and pre-emptive strikes?

Can policing by consent involve remote control bombs and pre-emptive strikes?
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Written by Professor David H. Dunn, University of Birmingham. Technology poses a challenge to how we treat suspects and police society.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

Forthcoming Conference on Parliaments and Legislatures

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The POLSIS British Politics Research Group are co-sponsoring the Political Studies Association Parliaments & Legislatures 2016 Conference
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

European Studies Research Group hosted 1st Bridging Research Agendas Workshop

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On Thursday 30 June 2016, the European Studies Research Group held an informal workshop on various themes of the EU's foreign and neighbourhood policies.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016
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