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The Antcliffe Lecture

Tristram Hunt MP, former Shadow Education Secretary for Labour, gave the 2016 Antcliffe Lecture on Thursday 28th April. The title of the lecture was "Pragmatism versus Populism: Building a winning Labour Project in the age of anti-politics" and can be viewed online.

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Valedictory lecture

Professor Christopher Hill, Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, gave his valedictory lecture on Wednesday 4th May at 5pm in the Riley Auditorium at Clare College. The title of the lecture was ‘What’s left of the international?’ and can be viewed online.

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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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Talking Politics

TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.

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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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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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