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Read more at: READ>> BLUNT FORCE

READ>> BLUNT FORCE

14 September 2021

Investigating the misuse of police batons and related equipment Time and again, law enforcement officials are too quick to resort to the use of force, often against peaceful protesters exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly. In recent years and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, states have restricted the...


Read more at: READ>> Setting a precedent in the international trial of sexual crimes

READ>> Setting a precedent in the international trial of sexual crimes

25 August 2021

Holly Porter’s research in northern Uganda has had a significant impact on a landmark trial and conviction of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen and for the broader prosecution of international crimes of a sexual nature In a series of interviews on the real-world influence of researchers at the LSE Centre for Public Authority...


Read more at: LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

5 August 2021

POLIS PhD candidate and Gates Scholar—Alice Musabende presents 'Unspeakable', a series on educating young people about genocide and mass trauma, and why it's necessary. Alice Musabende is a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in which her whole family were killed, along with over a million other Tutsis. Working first...



Read more at: AWARD>> Professor Duncan Bell elected Fellow of the British Academy

AWARD>> Professor Duncan Bell elected Fellow of the British Academy

5 August 2021

Duncan has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in recognition of his contribution to the humanities and social sciences. Read more>> Read Duncan's full biography and publications list here>> Follow Duncan on Twitter here>>


Read more at: FORUM>> Translation and the afterlives of Anglophone theory
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FORUM>> Translation and the afterlives of Anglophone theory

5 August 2021

Editorial board member Iza Hussin (University of Cambridge) and editor Mona Oraby (Amherst College) cocurated this forum that draws together scholars of religion, state, and society to initiate a conversation around translation and its place within the academic enterprise. As they write in their introductory essay: “Rather...


Read more at: LISTEN NOW>> Rethinking Responsibility

LISTEN NOW>> Rethinking Responsibility

21 June 2021

Professor Jude Browne looks at how we tackle the concept of responsibility post-pandemic on BBC Radio 4's Podcast Rethink. Rethink is a show about how the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic. Thoughts from leading thinkers from across the globe give share their route maps to a better tomorrow. You can listen...



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