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Read more at: POLICY>> POLIS at COP26

POLICY>> POLIS at COP26

17 November 2021

The greatly anticipated COP26 conference was a chance for all parties to make enhanced commitments towards mitigating climate change. Our POLIS researchers participated and reported live from Glasgow throughout the conference. cristina.jpg Dr Cristina Peñasco on COP26's Climate Justice Day Protests Raising voices Young...


Read more at: Leverhulme Trust awards outstanding research by Dr Graham Denyer Willis

Leverhulme Trust awards outstanding research by Dr Graham Denyer Willis

19 October 2021

Dr Graham Denyer Willis has been chosen for his work on everyday patterns of political order with attention to policing and inequality, via ethnography and a focus on Brazil. Chosen from over 400 nominations, the Trust offered five prizes in each of the following subject areas: Classics; Earth Sciences; Physics; Politics...


Read more at: PRIZE>> Politics essay prize winners celebrate success

PRIZE>> Politics essay prize winners celebrate success

8 October 2021

Nine participants in this year’s RA Butler prize for essays in Politics and International Relations – including the three winners and six of the candidates who received special commendations – attended a prize ceremony hosted at Trinity College Cambridge on 25th September 2021. The six who attended in person were welcomed...



Read more at: READ>> BLUNT FORCE

READ>> BLUNT FORCE

14 September 2021

Investigating the misuse of police batons and related equipment Time and again, law enforcement officials are too quick to resort to the use of force, often against peaceful protesters exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly. In recent years and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, states have restricted the...


Read more at: LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

5 August 2021

POLIS PhD candidate and Gates Scholar—Alice Musabende presents 'Unspeakable', a series on educating young people about genocide and mass trauma, and why it's necessary. Alice Musabende is a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in which her whole family were killed, along with over a million other Tutsis. Working first...


Read more at: WINNER>> THE 2021 AARON RAPPORT PRIZE

WINNER>> THE 2021 AARON RAPPORT PRIZE

14 October 2021

The Department of Politics and International Studies is delighted to announce the award of the 2021 Aaron Rapport Prize for excellent undergraduate teaching to Dr Evaleila Pesaran of Murray Edwards College. In the annual feedback survey that POLIS administers the commentaries on Dr Pesaran’s teaching were superb, with one...



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