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Read more at: Lucia Reisch appointed El Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy

Lucia Reisch appointed El Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy

22 January 2021

Professor Lucia Reisch appointed to the El Erian Professor The Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce that Professor Lucia A. Reisch, Dr. oec., has been appointed to the El-Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy. Her appointment, with effect from the 1st of September 2021...


Read more at: The R.A. Butler Prize
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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: Introducing a forum on Biden's Foreign Policy

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...



Read more at: We remember Giulio Regeni and call for academic freedom without fear of persecution
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We remember Giulio Regeni and call for academic freedom without fear of persecution

27 January 2021

On the 5th anniversary of his disappearance, we pause to remember Giulio Regeni and share this open letter to call for academic freedom without fear of persecution Read and sign the letter here>>


Read more at: Study finds low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households

Study finds low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households

27 January 2021

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form the bedrock of a ‘green recovery’ if specifically designed and used in tandem. Unless low-carbon policies are fair, affordable and economically competitive, they...


Read more at: Alistair Harris OBE
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Alistair Harris OBE

"The most formative experience of my life occurred within two years of leaving Cambridge when I worked in Bosnia immediately post-conflict ... for the UK Government and the UN war crimes tribunal, I investigated crimes against humanity and genocide." On first meeting radical theologian Don Cupitt...



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