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!
- Ben Treacy was among a team of four Kent students competing as ‘Kentish Cyber’ in the finals of the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. Find out more.
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…
- Professor Richard Whitman joined BBC Radio Kent to discuss the row over Boris Johnson’s flat refurbishment costs. Listen here.
- Arlene Foster announced that she will step down as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on 28 May and as First Minister at the end of June. Read Professor Feargal Cochrane’s comments.
- Dr Yaniv Voller commented in an Aljazeera piece about US President Joe Biden pledging to change course in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Read the article.
- Professor Adrian Pabst gave his expert comments in the Express on how Scottish independence would affect UK global reputation. Read here.
- Professor Richard Whitman co-authored a new Chatham House research paper evaluating the opportunities and risks for the future collaborative strategies of France, Germany and the UK in their E3 format. Read more.
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.