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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.

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Posted 05 December 2018

Economic Connectivity and Diplomacy

International election observers aim to detect and deter electoral fraud — and build public confidence in the election process. This makes credibility a valuable commodity and explains why international observers take pains to present themselves as objective and impartial actors.

Posted 27 November 2018

Bookings now open for sixth annual training programme

: The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the 2019 training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation'.

Posted 21 November 2018

Do international observers go easy on African elections?

International election observers aim to detect and deter electoral fraud — and build public confidence in the election process. This makes credibility a valuable commodity and explains why international observers take pains to present themselves as objective and impartial actors.

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