March News Roundup

March marked one year since the first lockdown and unfortunately, we still found ourselves to be in one. However, the end of the month brought hope as we were allowed to see more friends and family! Here is a summary of what has been happening in the School of Politics and International Relations…

From Kent to Capitol Hill…

  • Fourth year undergraduate student Freddie Mallinson’s year abroad led him directly to the heart of the US government and he will commence his MA in Security Studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., in August 2021. Find out more about his experience.

Our students have been doing amazing work!

We hosted and participated in a variety of online events…

Our academics integrated with UK government…

  • Professor Elena Korosteleva received a thank-you letter from the Cabinet Office, for her contribution to the recently published Government Integrated Review. See more.
  • ‘Although the UK’s continuing commitment to Europe’s security and defence is predominant in the document, broader ambitions for the UK in Europe and especially its longer-term ambitions for relations with the EU are notably thin.’ Professor Richard G Whitman commented on the governmental review on UK Security. Read more.

We collaborated and contributed

  • Taking a particular feminist view on the male-dominated realm of foreign policy and diplomacy, Dr Nadine Ansorg collaborated on a chapter in the prestigious Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace ResearchLearn more.
  • GEC Research Fellows contributed to a book on the EU’s principled pragmatism towards Russia. Read more.

What we’re looking forward to!

We featured on a podcast!

  • Dr Albena Azmanova discussed her book Capitalism on Edge, How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia on Mark Blyth’s podcast. Listen here.

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