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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...


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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...


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...