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Dr Finbarr Livesey 1972-2019

Obituary of Dr Finbarr Livesey 1972-2019

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Dr Aaron Rapport 1980 - 2019

Obituary of Dr Aaron Rapport, 1980 - 2019

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2019 Alcuin Lecture

This year’s lecture, titled “Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Europe and the United States” was given by Professor Erik Jones, Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy and Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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2019 Antcliffe Lecture

The title of the 2019 Antcliffe Lecture was “Thirty Years On: Thatcher, 1989 and the Fall of the Berlin Wall”. The Lecture was given by Dr Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary, University of London.

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Welcome to POLIS

Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of politics and international relations.

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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 to ask them what they think is going on. It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.

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Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

Jul 13, 2020

The department of POLIS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition.

PhD Academic Poster Competition Winner

Jul 10, 2020

The Department of POLIS is pleased to announce that the winner of the PhD Academic Poster competition 2020 is Engy Moussa. Congratulations Engy!

Winner of 2020 Bill Gates Sr. Prize announced

Jul 01, 2020

Congratulations to POLIS PhD student Alice Musabende who has been named this year's winner of the Bill Gates Sr. Prize, nominated by her peers.