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Read more at: NEW>> Academic staff joining POLIS

NEW>> Academic staff joining POLIS

27 April 2021

We are delighted to announce we have 11 new colleagues joining POLIS this year "Dear Colleagues, this year marks a major expansion of the Department, please do welcome and get to know our new colleagues as they join throughout the course of 2021." - Jason Sharman, Head of the Department Bill Hurst William Hurst Chong Hua...


Read more at: LISTEN>> Public Policy Student Podcast

LISTEN>> Public Policy Student Podcast

Cambridge Policy Shop A bi-weekly podcast run and produced by students of the MPhil in Public Policy programme at the University of Cambridge This podcast looks at contemporary policy issues from around the globe and explores possible solutions through conversations with experts, academics and...


Read more at: PRIZE>> Peter Sloman wins prestigious Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence

PRIZE>> Peter Sloman wins prestigious Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence

22 April 2021

Congratulations to Peter Sloman on winning a 2021 Pilkington Prize The Pilkington Prizes are awarded annually to members of staff in recognition of their contributions to teaching excellence. The awards were initiated by Sir Alastair Pilkington, who believed that the quality of teaching was crucial to the University's...




Read more at: OPINION>> People of faith are allies to stall climate change

OPINION>> People of faith are allies to stall climate change

7 April 2021

Together, religious groups and scientists can be a powerful force for a liveable planet. To make sufficient progress in the fight against climate change, scientists need to start taking religious groups more seriously as allies, writes Cambridge political scientist, Dr Tobias Müller, in Nature . I am used to sceptical...


Read more at: COMPETITION>> The R.A. Butler Prize
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COMPETITION>> The R.A. Butler Prize

The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies This competition is open to students in Year 12 or the Lower 6th The Prize is jointly organised by Trinity College Cambridge and Cambridge University’s Department of Politics and International Studies. It was established in...



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