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Read more at: Experience research at Cambridge University this summer

Experience research at Cambridge University this summer

19 January 2023

Apply now for our postgraduate research experience programme and undertake a research project in the humanities and social sciences at one of the world’s leading universities When? Our research experience internships run for 6 weeks from 3 July – 11 August 2023 What does it involve? Whilst you're here, you'll undertake a...


Read more at: Professor Jeremy Green awarded a Junior J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics

Professor Jeremy Green awarded a Junior J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics

29 November 2022

It was announced today that Professor Jeremy Green , professor of political economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, has been awarded a Junior J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics. The J M Keynes Fellowships Fund was established by the University of Cambridge in 2010 to support Fellows...


Read more at: New Blog: Why politicians downplay corruption while in power

New Blog: Why politicians downplay corruption while in power

24 November 2022

by: Xavier Romero Vidal and Cristian Márquez Romo Why politicians downplay corruption while in power Corruption is a major challenge for democratic governance. Our recent study suggests that politicians’ perceptions are conditioned by their political allegiances but also by the economic context, suggesting that economic...


Read more at: Alumni News: Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Alumni News: Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

16 November 2022

I am happy to announce that Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff (Clare College, 2009) was elected as a municipal councillor for the District of Saanich, British Columbia, Canada on 15 October 2022. Teale completed his PhD in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge on a Commonwealth Scholarship. In addition to now serving on...


Read more at: New article in Development & Change: 'Control, Extract, Legitimate: COVID-19 and Digital Techno-opportunism across Africa'

New article in Development & Change: 'Control, Extract, Legitimate: COVID-19 and Digital Techno-opportunism across Africa'

28 October 2022

Josh Platzky Miller ( Centre of Development Studies PhD graduate), Antoine Sander (POLIS PhD student) and Sharath Srinivasan (POLIS) have a new open access article out in Development & Change titled ‘ Control, Extract, Legitimate: COVID-19 and Digital Techno-opportunism across Africa’ . In the article, they interrogate...


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Rumbidzai Dube, Current President of the Black Cantabs Research Society

Black history is Cambridge history

25 October 2022

POLIS's Surer Mohamed and Rumbidzai Dube , along with Tyra Amofah-Akardom reflect on the Black Cantabs Research Society − a counter-history project, designed to uncover and preserve the legacies of Black Cambridge alumni − and discuss what it means to be a Black student at Cambridge in this article: https://www.cam.ac.uk/...


Read more at: 2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

8 August 2022

The Department of Politics and International Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition. These photographs showcase images taken by our PhD students whilst carrying out their fieldwork. We received some fantastic entries, but the judges decided on the following 3 winning...


Read more at: Obituary for Professor George Joffé
Professor George Joffé Obituary

Obituary for Professor George Joffé

20 July 2022

George Joffé, who died on 28 May 2022 at the age of 81, taught for many years at Cambridge, first in the Centre of International Studies and then in POLIS after the Centre merged with the Department of Politics. As an Affiliate Lecturer, he taught a course on the politics of the Middle East and North Africa in the MPhil in...


Read more at: Christopher Hill Awarded Distinguished Contribution Prize by the British International Studies Association
Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill Awarded Distinguished Contribution Prize by the British International Studies Association

22 June 2022

Christopher Hill , Emeritus Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, has been awarded (jointly) the Distinguished Contribution Prize by the British International Studies Association (BISA). The Prize is awarded to scholars who have contibuted to "the promotion of excellence in the discipline of...


Read more at: Getting to grips with the overlapping geopolitical, economic, and political crises faced by Western democratic societies in the 2020s

Getting to grips with the overlapping geopolitical, economic, and political crises faced by Western democratic societies in the 2020s

24 February 2022

The 21st century has brought a powerful tide of geopolitical, economic, and democratic shocks. Their fallout has led central banks to create over $25 trillion of new money, brought about a new age of geopolitical competition, destabilised the Middle East, ruptured the European Union, and exposed old political fault lines...