January News RoundUp

Biden has seen in his first year as President of the U.S., Putin has been mobilising troops on the border of Ukraine and in the UK everyone is wondering -can Johnson survive?! Our world leading experts have been commenting on it all whilst our students have been thoroughly preparing themselves to get amongst it. All in our January RoundUp.

Friendship, Empowerment and Travel

  • In 2017 Théophane Gauthier discovered the European Youth Parliament not thinking that his discovery would be life-changing. Read about his experience.
  • Five of our students participated in the Model United Nations Conference with 80 students from all over the United Kingdom at this annual weekend. Read about the event.

Get involved

  • The simulation event Model NATO is back, taking place at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in London on 11th March. Learn how you can become one of our delegates.
  • Running from February 4th to the 6th, The KentMUN will be hosting its Annual Conference in conjunction with the University of Kent’s Model UN Society. Find out more.
  • Members of the Politics and International Relations faculty recommended some ‘Must See’ viewing to help us through the dark wintery months. View the list.

Interviews and invites

  • The recent mobilisation of Russian troops ‘all comes back to NATO enlargement’, Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics has been commenting on the situation on the border of Ukraine.  Listen here.
  • Professor Elena Korosteleva has been invited to give the keynote address at the 7th Annual Conference on Belarusian Studies, 18-19 February 2022. Find out more.
  • Professor Richard Sakwa was interviewed by Al Jazeera about the deployment of Russian-led forces to Kazakhstan to help curb current unrest. Watch here.
  • The 48th annual conference of the American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association took place at the end of January. Find out more.

Can he survive?

  • The Conservative Party were doing badly in the polls before the latest No 10 Party came to light. Professor Richard Whitman gives his expert comment on BBC Radio Kent. Listen here.
  • Dr Ed Morgan Jones co-authored a piece on the Prime minister powers to call early elections on the UCL constitution unit blog.
  • After the PM admitted to attending a Downing Street lockdown drinks party, and so far has resisted calls to resign. Professor Matthew Goodwin discusses the pressure from within the Conservative Party on CBNC. Watch here.

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