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The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

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How can we develop effective measures to understand, counter, and mitigate today's security threats?
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

Latest POLSIS publications show breadth of research

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POLSIS presents an introductory flavour of work they are doing each day to negotiate "crisis".
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

Covering an Election

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As the country possibly faced its most significant questions since World War II, POLSIS convened a series of six seminars for engagement with students, staff, and members of the publics on the issues that matter to them.
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

A World in 45 Minutes: Political WorldView

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Give Political WorldView 45 minutes and it will give up that world, from debate over Brexit to protests in Venezuela to North Korea's nuclear ambitions to a man named Trump.
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

POLSIS Welcomes New Members of Staff

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POLSIS is pleased to welcome new staff to build initiatives ranging from UK electoral studies to European politics to Middle Eastern studies to gender and politics.
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

From the Classroom to the Wider World: Student Enhancement

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POLSIS offers students a number of enhancement activities which extend beyond the classroom
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017

Seminar on Understanding the Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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On Wednesday, 25 October 2017, POLSIS and the Middle East Politics Research Group hosted a panel discussing the politics of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Date:
Wednesday 1st November 2017

Seminar on the Japanese elections

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Julie Gilson (POLSIS) examined the Japanese elections in a special seminar.
Date:
Tuesday 31st October 2017

Tim Haughton analysed the outcome of the Czech parliamentary elections in an article for the Washington Post

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Since 2010 Czech elections have repeatedly delivered instability and fragmentation. Tim Haughton analyses the reasons why in this article in the Washington Post.
Date:
Tuesday 31st October 2017

The German Election: Implication for Europe and Brexit

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On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the IGS and POLSIS hosted a panel discussing the results of the German parliamentary elections.
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017

Film screening and discussion on Migration

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On 11 October, the School of Government hosted a screening of the Documentary Refugee Highway by Chronis Pechlivanidis and a follow up discussion with the filmmaker and a range of panellists working on broader migration issues.
Date:
Friday 13th October 2017

There's an election in Italy next year – and M5S has some familiar problems

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Written by Daniele Albertazzi, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Birmingham. With corruption scandals dogging practically every party, it's difficult to see how the electorate can have faith in their representatives. And yet, they keep voting for them.
Date:
Wednesday 11th October 2017

Elections expert John Curtice delivers lecture to POLSIS staff and students

Elections expert John Curtice delivers lecture to POLSIS staff and students
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Distinguished expert on British elections Prof. John Curtice delivered a lecture on Brexit and British party politics as part of the POLSIS Seminar Series.
Date:
Thursday 28th September 2017

Strong POLSIS presence at APSA Annual Meeting

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POLSIS academics presented research at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Date:
Tuesday 26th September 2017

POLSIS Academic Elected APSA Section Treasurer

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Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas elected Treasurer of the American Political Science Association Migration & Citizenship Section.
Date:
Monday 25th September 2017

Alumni Profile: Ellen Moser

Alumni Profile: Ellen Moser
Description
What attracted me to this course in particular was fact that it balances theory with practice, which makes it quite unique compared to other courses which focus nearly exclusively on a theoretical approach.
Date:
Tuesday 29th August 2017

POLSIS Academic Discusses Migration Diplomacy in Jordan

Description
Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas gave a public lecture on the international politics of Middle East migration in Amman, Jordan.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Juweria Ali

Description
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:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson
Description
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:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh
Description
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:
Thursday 17th August 2017
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