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Conference Presentation

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On 22 June Daniele Albertazzi presented the paper "The dynamics of party competition: A typology" (written with Donatella Bonansinga and Davide Vampa) to the Council for European Studies Annual Conference.
Date:
Wednesday 17th July 2019

Italy's far-right leader salvini will survive russia money scandal.

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Daniele Albertazzi was quoted by Newsweek in an article focusing on an investigation on the Italian party the League trying to secure oil money from Russia to finance its activities.
Date:
Monday 15th July 2019

Background checks should be required to buy 'potentially lethal' drones, MPs told

Background checks should be required to buy 'potentially lethal' drones, MPs told
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The Daily Telegraph reports on David H Dunn's evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
Date:
Friday 12th July 2019

ICCS Professor leads security workshop on drone safety and regulation

ICCS Professor leads security workshop on drone safety and regulation
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David H Dunn is running a workshop this week on helping security professionals understand risk, regulation and resilience to counter the accidental or unlawful misuse of drones.
Date:
Tuesday 9th July 2019

Opinion: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

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Prof Stefan Wolff writes for the RUSI blog on the 10th Anniversary of the EU's Eastern Partnership.
Date:
Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Populism and Liberal Democracy

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Daniele Albertazzi opened the Summer School for PhD students of The Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence in European Governance at De Montfort University (Leicester).
Date:
Tuesday 2nd July 2019

How Matteo Salvini steals the show

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Daniele Albertazzi quoted by Izvestia in a piece on Italian politics "How Matteo Salvini steals the show. The success of the League in the elections to the European Parliament may entail early elections in Italy"
Date:
Monday 10th June 2019

Italy's new government: why a political novice is a strategic choice for prime minister

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Daniele Albertazzi writes for The Conversation: After a confusing election and months of negotiations, Italy has a government once again. But don't be surprised if it gets a new one before too long.
Date:
Monday 3rd June 2019

Drones with Bad Intent

Drones with Bad Intent
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Prof David H Dunn was interviewed on his research on small drones by the Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine.
Date:
Friday 31st May 2019

Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation 2019

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) held its sixth annual training programme on Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation at the University of Birmingham in April 2019.
Date:
Monday 20th May 2019

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham
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The man at the centre of this week's historic and highly-charged Brexit ruling hot-footed it to the University of Birmingham to urge students to play a more active role in politics.
Date:
Wednesday 17th April 2019

House of Lords Committee publishes evidence from ICCS academics

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The International Relations Committee has published written evidence from Paul Schulte and Nicholas Wheeler as part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament inquiry.
Date:
Monday 8th April 2019

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok
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Ukraine's presidential election campaign is a tragic indictment of the country's current political state.
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2019

Analysis of Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post

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POLSIS/G&S academic Dr Tim Haughton analysed the results of the Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2019

POLSIS Students Participate in U21 Module in Delhi

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A group of MA students from POLSIS participated in a special module in Dehli and also enjoyed Sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
Date:
Wednesday 20th March 2019

Will populism destroy the European Union?

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed on opposition to the Euro and the future of the EU by BBC World Service – 'The Inquiry' programme
Date:
Friday 15th March 2019

Egypt: hopes for democratic future die as al-Sisi marches country towards dictatorship

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Scott Lucas writes for The Conversation on 'Egypt: hopes for democratic future die as al-Sisi marches country towards dictatorship – with parliament's blessing'.
Date:
Friday 15th March 2019

Italian politics to Italian Studies at Oxford

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Daniele Albertazzi was invited to deliver a research paper on Italian politics to Italian Studies at Oxford (ISO),
Date:
Wednesday 27th February 2019

Shamima Begum: why the IS teenager should be allowed to return to the UK

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Katherine Brown, writes for The Conversation to argue for a combined approach of a fair trial, rehabilitation, and restorative justice in the cases of radicalised individuals returning to the UK.
Date:
Monday 18th February 2019

Dick Cheney is a man so devious he can't be captured in a Hollywood biopic

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Scott Lucas on 'Dick Cheney is a man so devious he can't be captured in a Hollywood biopic'.
Date:
Friday 15th February 2019
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