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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: LISTEN NOW: Centre for Geopolitics launches new podcast

LISTEN NOW: Centre for Geopolitics launches new podcast

11 March 2021

Cambridge Geopolitics Conversation Podcast The first episode on Democracy and Division , with Raffaello Pantucci is available now Suzanne Raine talks to Rafaello Pantucci about what far-right extremists have learned from Islamist terrorists.   Part of the Resistance, Radicalisation and Religion Series: Suzanne Raine...


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

3 March 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: 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...


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: 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: Levelling up: Bennett Institute launches new series
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Levelling up: Bennett Institute launches new series

13 January 2021

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy is publishing a new series of blogs on the government’s levelling up agenda — the latest in a long line of policy programmes to address the unequal economic performance of the United Kingdom regions. The series will help to stimulate the policy debate around levelling up by exploring...