April News RoundUp

April -the sun shone, the snow fell, we could get a haircut again or freeze in a pub garden, President Biden celebrated his first 100 days in office, Arlene Foster and Jon Snow named their last, safe to say, it has been a busy one! Here is a summary of what has been happening in the School of Politics and International Relations…

Jess Phillips MP joined us!

  • Jess Phillips, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, inspired at the Politics Society event. Watch here.

Our students were finalists!

The Global Europe Centre launched an interview series…

  • PhD student Mario Baumann gives his view on the current state of affairs in EU-Russia relations after Borrell’s visit to Moscow and amidst tensions over the Navalny case. Watch here.
  • Professor Richard Whitman, Deputy Director of GEC, discussed how Brexit impacts the UK’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch here.

We were on a podcast!

  • Professor Whitman discussed the Integrated Review on Chatham House Podcast ‘Undercurrents’. Listen here.

We provided expert commentary…

What we’re looking forward to..

  • Gavin Esler will be reflecting on the results of the Scottish Parliament election results and the implications for Britain. Find out more and register.
  • The University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) is holding a virtual launch for the newly updated ‘Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace’. Find out more and register.

We looked further ahead to 2024…

  • Dr Andrew Wroe commented in Newsweek on Mike Pence’s upcoming memoir, the first two parts of which are due for release in 2023, perfectly timed for a presidential run in 2024. See more.

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