While the UK battles with a transport crisis and party conference season has been in full swing, we were enjoying a very busy return to Canterbury campus. It’s been absolutely buzzing with life this past few weeks. Catch up with all our latest news here.
- After a quiet year on campus with most learning and working from home, it was amazing to see the Canterbury campus come back to life this Welcome Week. See what’s been going on.
- Professor Adrian Pabst has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. New Fellows are recognised ‘for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit’. See more about the Fellowship.
- Dr Albena Azmanova won the Michael Harrington Book Award with her book “Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia”. Read more about the award and book.
- The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) COMPASS project, led by the universities of Kent and Cambridge has been shortlisted for the International Collaboration of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021. Find out more about the collaboration.
What is the future of Afghanistan?
- Dr Harmonie Toros took part in two recent radio programmes – BBC Radio Wales and Radio 5, discussing the future of Afghanistan, discussing ISIS-K and the potential terror threat, along with President Biden’s decision to withdraw the military from Afghanistan. Read more.
The Merkel era came to an end
- A roundtable with Dr Nadine Ansorg, Werner Distler (University of Marburg), Theresa Bachmann and Thorsten Bonacker (University of Marburg) took place to discuss what the end of the Merkel era will mean for EU and global politics. See here
We reflected on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11
- Dr Harmonie Toros reflected on the terror attack’s impact on international relations. Read more
And what we are looking forward to…
- The Schools of Anthropology and Conservation, Economics, Politics and International Relations and Psychology met to discuss their many dynamic research groups, with a view to potential interdisciplinary collaboration. Find out more.
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