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

22 January 2021

We pleased to announce the appointment of Lucia Reisch to the newly endowed Professorship— the El-Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy The Professorship will be situated in the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Professor will also be a Fellow at Queens’ College. The El-Erian Professor...


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...


Read more at: Political Economy Seminar Series - Lent Term
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Political Economy Seminar Series - Lent Term

8 January 2021

POLIS will be launching a new political economy seminar series. This term will provide a forum for leading political economists to present their work to members of the Cambridge research community. These seminars will be hosted online, via Zoom, and all members of the University are welcome to attend. The seminars will run...


Read more at: New Baltic Geopolitics Programme launched

New Baltic Geopolitics Programme launched

6 January 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge is launching a Baltic Geopolitics Programme. With the aim of increasing understanding of the geopolitics of the Baltic and the UK's role in it, which is particularly important in the context of the UK leaving the EU. The Programme’s launch event will be on Wednesday...


Read more at: Mohamed A. El-Erian: Avoiding America’s Vicious COVID Cycle
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Mohamed A. El-Erian: Avoiding America’s Vicious COVID Cycle

16 December 2020

The United States has the means not only to arrest current negative public-health and economic dynamics but also to transform them into a virtuous cycle. But this will require sustained and simultaneous efforts in four areas. Read the article in full here>>


Read more at: Talking Politics Podcast reaches 20 million listeners in 2020

Talking Politics Podcast reaches 20 million listeners in 2020

11 December 2020

Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world...


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WATCH NOW: UK Research and Innovation: towards an inclusive knowledge economy

9 December 2020

Professor Ottoline Leyser delivered the Annual Public Policy Lecture and answered questions on 'UK Research and Innovation: towards an inclusive knowledge economy'.


Read more at: Kun-Chin Lin Awarded Grants from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
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Kun-Chin Lin Awarded Grants from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

4 December 2020

Congratulations Dr Kun-Chin Lin The Trustees of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have each awarded a grant to Dr Kun-Chin Lin, who serves as a University Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge and as the Acting Director of the Centre for Geopolitics. These grants...


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Congratulations Chris Bickerton

27 November 2020

Chris Bickerton has been appointed the 2020-2021 Ganshof Van Der Meersch Chair. We are delighted to announce that the holder of the 2020-2021 Ganshof van der Meersch Chair is Chris Bickerton, Reader in Modern European Politics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. See the official...


Read more at: VIDEO: The European Union post-Brexit: the handbrake released?
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VIDEO: The European Union post-Brexit: the handbrake released?

27 November 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and Britain’s definitive exit from the European Union, it is a good moment to assess the state of the Union itself. Without one of its big three member states the EU is facing new challenges, but also new opportunities, and in the context of both the Covid crisis and a new US presidential...