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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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Students at Cambridge are taught by members of a dynamic community of academics and researchers working on the world's most complex and pressing issues. Politics and International Studies gives students the opportunity to study matters that affect us all —climate change, gender politics, public health, the global economy and public policy.




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Professor George Joffé Obituary

Obituary for Professor George Joffé

20 July 2022

George Joffé, who died on 28 May 2022 at the age of 81, taught for many years at Cambridge, first in the Centre of International Studies and then in POLIS after the Centre merged with the Department of Politics. As an Affiliate Lecturer, he taught a course on the politics of the Middle East and North Africa in the MPhil in...


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2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

8 August 2022

The Department of Politics and International Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition. These photographs showcase images taken by our PhD students whilst carrying out their fieldwork. We received some fantastic entries, but the judges decided on the following 3 winning...



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Wellbeing at POLIS

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We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and students and offer resources to help you through challenging times. Whether you are having problems with stress, substance abuse, sexual misconduct or a variety of other issues, we can help....