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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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Welcome to POLIS

Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of politics and international relations with particular emphasis, going back over a century, on historical, legal, economic and philosophical approaches to the study of political thought and national and international politics.

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ELECTION - The Cambridge Politics Podcast

ELECTION is the weekly politics podcast with David Runciman. The first series aired during the run-up to the British General Election and the second series started on 21st January 2016. All the episodes are available to listen to or download as transcripts.

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Cambridge Review of International Affairs

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs publishes original scholarship on international affairs. It is based at the Department of Politics and International Studies and promotes scholarly debate through the quarterly journal and a strong online presence.

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MPhil in Public Policy

The new Master's in Public Policy (MPP) is a one-year practice oriented programme that was launched in October 2013. The MPhil in Public Policy provides an interdisciplinary grounding in public policy theory and practice, with courses ranging from philosophy and policy analysis through to media and politics.

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The Alcuin Lecture

Neal Ascherson, Scottish journalist and historian, gave the 2015 Alcuin Lecture on the topic of Scotland's relationship with Europe, both current and historical, on Friday 5th June at 5pm in the Alison Richard Building. A video of this lecture will be available to view and download soon.

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Green Team

The POLIS Green Team is committed to improving the environmental impact of the University as part of the NUS Green Impact initiative. We have made a number of changes to ensure better use of resources and organised events to raise awareness of environmental issues.

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