News in the departments

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the school and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

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

POLSIS hosts PSA Methods Workshop

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POLSIS hosts of a PSA Parliaments & Legislatures Specialist Group Workshop on Quantitative Statistics for Dabblers.
Date:
Thursday 22nd 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.
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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

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China
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Written by Adrian Campbell. The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain's future relations with China in jeopardy.
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Wednesday 21st 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

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2015-16

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Welcome to IDD's 2015-16 Annual Report.
Date:
Tuesday 13th 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

Elected Mayors and Combined Authorities: the exchange of power and influence

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The West Midlands Combined Authority is consulting on the way in which power will be distributed between the CA and the new, directly elected mayor, who'll be in post from May 2017.
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

The Guardian view on UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record Editorial

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This article by The Guardian on the UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record makes reference to a recent article written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert for the Conversation.
Date:
Thursday 1st September 2016

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem
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Written by Louis Monroy Santander. A spate of low-level terrorist incidents has the authorities arguing, instead of tackling the problem.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016

IDD Doctoral researcher wins Teaching Academy award

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The winners of the Teaching Academy awards for PGRs involved in teaching have been announced. These awards are for PGRs who have demonstrated excellence in their contribution to teaching or supporting student learning.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016
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