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In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.
How do regimes continue to rig elections and get away with it?
Posted 20 June 2018
POLSIS member, Dr Nicola Smith, presented at the British International Studies Association's Plenary Roundtable to celebrate 30 Years of Feminist International Relations at the University of Bath on 14 June 2018
Posted 19 June 2018
A "Research Poster Conference" was held at the University of Birmingham on 13 June 2018, showcasing a variety of postgraduate research projects from across the institution.
Dr Alex Oaten in The Conversation: Robinson was sentenced to 13 months in prison for live streaming outside a court where a rape trial was taking place. The high-profile campaign that has sprung up to call for his release is part of a well established, and highly effective, narrative of right-wing politics, which depicts people like Robinson as victims of a repressive state.
Gerasimos Tsourapas is organising, together with Reem Abou-El-Fadl (SOAS) and Michael Farquhar (King's College London) a closed workshop on "Rethinking Liberalisation under Sadat: Protest, Policing, and Regime Survival in 1970s Egypt".
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