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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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RA Butler Award Winners

The R.A. Butler Prize

The 2022 R.A. Butler Prize winners met for the celebratory event in Cambridge, September 2022. Not appearing: First prize winner, Eunju Seo, who joined us remotely from South Korea. (Photo: Ela Moussa). The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies This competition is open...



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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...