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Keith Hyams awarded BA research funding on Indigenous Climate Adaptation

Keith Hyams has been awarded a British Academy International Challenges Research Project Grant for his project ‘Remedying Injustice in Indigenous Climate Adaptation Planning’. The project investigates ethical aspects of the relationship between indigenous communities, climate change, and adaptation policies. It asks how adaptation policies that integrate indigenous knowledge on climate adaptation can work to reduce the inequitable distribution of climate impacts on indigenous populations. The project will be undertaken in collaboration with the University of Makerere in Kampala, and Batwa Indigenous Communities in the South West of Uganda.

Wed 06 December 2017, 11:53 | Tags: Front, Staff, Impact, PhD, MA, UG, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Research

Students' Question Time 2018

We are delighted to announce that this academic year’s Students’ Question Time will be held on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6.30pm and will be all about current affairs.

Did you enjoy this year's Question Time event but wish you could have been more involved in the debate? Now it’s your chance to share your views on the issues affecting the world today.

The panel will be made up entirely of students, with the Department of Economics' Claudia Rei acting as Chair. The event is a collabertation with PPE and Economics, giving you the chance to debate not only with your own classmates but also students from other departments who will no doubt have differing views to your own.

We are currently looking for students to be on the panel and you can submit your one-minute application video online. Taking part in this event will give you the chance to practice your public speaking skills, as well as preparing a reasoned argument and improving your confidence.

If being on the panel doesn’t appeal to you then you can come along and see how the debate unfolds from the audience. Book your place now.

Tue 05 December 2017, 11:21 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG

Keith Hyams awarded Leverhulme funding on Global Catastrophic Risk

Keith Hyams has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Project grant for his project ‘Anthropogenic Global Catastrophic Risk: The Challenge of Governance’. The project looks at long term threats to humanity arising from advances in emerging technology, aiming to identify the political obstacles that stand in the way of progress on governing these risks, and ethical guidelines within which new governance solutions for specific risks will be advanced. The project focusses on three case studies, in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence, and will be undertaken in collaboration with Co-Investigators in the departments of biology, chemistry and computer science.


Job Vacancy: Teaching Fellow of Political Theory

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick. Applications from women candidates and those from a minority ethnic background are particularly welcome as these groups are currently underrepresented within the Department.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1702867&vt_template=1457&adminview=1

Mon 27 November 2017, 15:22 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD

The President of Malta addresses PAIS students at The Shard

On 23 November Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, The President of Malta and Honorary Professor in PAIS, gave a lecture entitled ‘Ensuring Equity: The Importance of Wealth Distribution in a Globalised World’.

Introduced by Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of PAIS, Her Excellency spoke of the escalation in inequality, discrimination, and poverty globally, and argued for sustainable investment in human rights and dignity. She called for students to be activists in support of the transformations required for more equitable patterns of wealth distribution. Before becoming the 9th President of the Republic of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca served as an MP in the Maltese National Parliament and is former Minister of State for the Family and Social Solidarity. In 2016 Her Excellency received the ‘Agent of Change’ award, conferred by the United Nations, in recognition of her work as a champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean region.

Photos from the event can be found on Her Excellency's Facebook page and the President's Twitter feed features commentary of her lecture.

The full text of Her Excellency’s lecture at The Shard can be found in the following press release: https://gov.mt/en/Government/Press%20Releases/Pages/2017/November/24/PR172667.aspx

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Fri 24 November 2017, 10:15 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG

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