March News RoundUp

Understanding the Ukraine Crisis; the global response to Ukraine's self-defence and the threat the current Russian regime presents to European security. This and more in our March news RoundUp.

Congratulations, Interrupted.

  • The last two years of graduation celebrations have been suspended due to the global pandemic but we finally got to celebrate the achievements of our students in Canterbury. This time the Class of 2020.

Understanding the Ukraine Crisis

  • Alumna Olga Klassen, in her role as Junior Project Manager, was an organiser of the recent Munich Security Conference in February, platforming Kamala Harris, Jens Stoltenberg, Ursula von der Leven and Volodymyr Zelensky, just days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She blogged about this extraordinary opportunity.
  • Is Boris Johnson turning the Ukraine war into an environmental crusade? Dr Philip Cunliffe commented on a piece in The Telegraph. Read here
  • The School of Politics and International Relations held a panel on 9th March on Understanding the Ukraine Crisis and its Implications for Global Politics. The event attracted over 100 students and staff on campus and online. Watch it back here.

International Women’s Day 2022

  • We asked Dr Andrea Den Boer to assess the areas needing dynamic change to tangibly improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. Read here.

Seeing the ‘Lightbulb’ Moments

  • Dr Ben Turner is a Lecturer here at the School of Politics and International Relations, specialising in Political Theory. He is the current Module Convenor for the Introduction to Political Thought module. We asked him about his time at the University of Kent and what makes him ‘tick’.
  • PhD researcher Violetta Ritz argued that an improved legal methodology is needed to ensure that states’ greenhouse gas emissions mitigation obligations are specified in line with best available science and the equity principle in recently published article. Learn more.

A New Era

  • There are places in the world where it is unsafe to protest, so now to resist is to use digital tools. Professor Elena Korostleva was a guest speaker on this BBC Radio 4 episode of ‘Digital Human’. Listen here.

Developments in American Politics

  • Dr Andy Wroe co-edited ‘Developments in American Politics 9’, along with Professor Gillian Peele, University of Oxford, UK, Professor Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University, USA and Dr Jon Herbert, Keele University, UK. Available here.

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