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Read more at: Duncan Bell elected a Fellow of the British Academy

Duncan Bell elected a Fellow of the British Academy

28 July 2021

Congratulations to Professor Duncan Bell on being elected a Fellow of the British Academy .


Read more at: WATCH>> The 2021 Alcuin Lecture

WATCH>> The 2021 Alcuin Lecture

23 June 2021

This year's talk was given by Professor Lucio Baccaro of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Professor Lucio Baccaro will look at three ongoing research projects. The first has to do with Italy's economic stagnation of the past twenty-five years (Baccaro and D'Antoni 2020). It is argued that Italy's...


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...


Read more at: WATCH>> The 2021 Antcliffe Lecture with Sir David Lidington

WATCH>> The 2021 Antcliffe Lecture with Sir David Lidington

14 May 2021

Sir David Lidington talks about 'A United Kingdom? The future of the constitution and the Union' This year, one week after the Scottish and Welsh parliamentary elections, Sir David Lidington discussed the future of the constitution and the Union. Professor David Runciman will chair the webinar event, which takes the form...


Read more at: NEW>> Academic staff joining POLIS

NEW>> Academic staff joining POLIS

27 April 2021

We are delighted to announce we have 11 new colleagues joining POLIS this year "Dear Colleagues, this year marks a major expansion of the Department, please do welcome and get to know our new colleagues as they join throughout the course of 2021." - Jason Sharman, Head of the Department Bill Hurst William Hurst Chong Hua...


Read more at: PRIZE>> Peter Sloman wins prestigious Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence

PRIZE>> Peter Sloman wins prestigious Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence

22 April 2021

Congratulations to Peter Sloman on winning a 2021 Pilkington Prize The Pilkington Prizes are awarded annually to members of staff in recognition of their contributions to teaching excellence. The awards were initiated by Sir Alastair Pilkington, who believed that the quality of teaching was crucial to the University's...


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
Sao Paulo, Brazil at night - lights can be seen across the city's buildings and skyscrapers

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...