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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: RESEARCH>> Mundane disappearance: The politics of letting disappear in Brazil
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RESEARCH>> Mundane disappearance: The politics of letting disappear in Brazil

2 April 2021

Every year between 20 and 25,000 people ‘go missing’ in São Paulo state in Brazil But in Brazilian law disappearance is just a fato atípico , an ‘atypical occurrence’. There is no causal relationship between act and violence to be legally found. Nor, it seems, is there a pursuit to know. In a region well recognised for...


Read more at: AWARD>> Giovanni Mantilla awarded 2021 Francis Lieber prize for best book in the field of the law of armed conflict

AWARD>> Giovanni Mantilla awarded 2021 Francis Lieber prize for best book in the field of the law of armed conflict

26 March 2021

The prestigious annual 2021 Francis Lieber prize for best book in the field of the law of armed conflict has been awarded to Giovanni Mantilla for his recently published book Lawmaking under Pressure. The Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law prize committee shared the following: Exploring the social...



Read more at: GENDER STUDIES>> Pandemic has pushed many women into more traditional roles

GENDER STUDIES>> Pandemic has pushed many women into more traditional roles

11 March 2021

Emerging studies show that the pandemic has pushed many women into more traditional roles, negatively impacting gender equity in the workplace Meet alumna Rea Eldem and Francesca Root—who are working together to build more equitable organisational cultures IN-VISIBLE BERLIN supports organisations in their transformation...


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...


Read more at: GRADUATE RESEARCH>> Introducing a forum on Biden's Foreign Policy

GRADUATE RESEARCH>> Introducing a forum on Biden's Foreign Policy

12 February 2021

After a long, draining election, Joe Biden was elected as US president on 3 November 2020. After a volatile transition period that included many court challenges and an attempted insurrection, he was inaugurated on Jan 20, 2001. For many, it was a joyous occasion, given the unpopularity of the outgoing Trump Administration...



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