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Professor Jason Sharman's Inaugural Lecture

As International Relations scholars have been drawn to the study of global governance, their field of vision has come to overlap with the increasingly internationalised conduct of public policy. This lecture explores this dynamic in analysing an unprecedented new international moral and legal rule that forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state.

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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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Outreach

The Department of Politics and International Studies is committed to widening participation in higher education, and involving students (both current and prospective), staff and members of the public in the events and activities that we run.

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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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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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