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New PSA Prize named in recognition of PAIS Professor

shirin.jpgWe are delighted to announce that the UK Political Studies Association has launched a new prize in recognition of Professor Shirin Rai’s "significant contributions to the discipline of feminist International Relations and International Political Economy."

The Shirin M. Rai dissertation prize, for the best dissertation in International Relations, has now officially been launched. A blog announcing the PSA’s new framework for prizes and awards, and further information about the application process, can be accessed here:

While many professional associations name prizes after those who have retired, the PSA’s new framework is designed to acknowledge active and leading scholars in the discipline; very many congratulations to Shirin on this hugely impressive accolade, which is yet further recognition of her leading status in the discipline and an important projection of PAIS’ standing in the field.

Wed 08 Nov 2017, 11:56 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research

Globalisation and Anti-globalisation debated at Warwick Question Time 2017

On the evening of Monday 2nd October, Butterworth Hall opened its door to a packed audience for the fifth annual Warwick Question Time.

The event, organised by the Department of Economics and the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS), provides a platform for students to engage with politicians, policy makers and academics on major issues and questions that concern the world. This year's topic focused on 'Globalisation and Anti-globalisation' and attracted over 1,200 students and guests, who took their seats to watch this year's panel, which included journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed, Head of Oxfam's Advocacy Katy Chakrabortty, Historian and broadcaster Professor Kate Williams, CLASS Director Faiza Shaheen and former MP Chris White.

The panel was also joined by Associate Professor of Economics Dr Dennis Novy, and chairing the event for the first time was Associate Professor Trevor McCrisken (PAIS).

Mon 09 Oct 2017, 08:14 | Tags: Front Staff Faculty of Social Sciences Research Events

Warwick Question Time 2017

Warwick Question Time 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and the Department of Economics are hosting a Warwick Question Time on the hot topic of Globalisation and Anti-globalisation. It will take place on Monday 2nd October, 6.15-7.45pm, in Butterworth Hall. By joining together it means we can put on the biggest and best event possible and ensure PAIS students can take full advantage of the opportunity. Based on student feedback it is clear you would like more events of this kind and we are looking forwarding to starting off the 2017 academic year in such an exciting way.

The format is very similar to the popular BBC television show and it will allow an engagement with politicians, policy informers, academics and broadcasters. The event will have a real PAIS flavour, both in terms of the topic area and in the Chair of the Panel:

The panellists will be:

  • Professor Kate Williams – Historian and Broadcaster
  • Chris White – MP for Warwick and Leamington, 2010-2017
  • Katy Chakrabortty- Head of Advocacy, Oxfam GB
  • Samira Ahmed – Award Winning Journalist and Broadcaster
  • Dr Dennis Novy – Associate Professor of Economics
  • Dr Faiza Shaheen – Director of CLASS

The Panel will be Chaired by Trevor McCrisken, Associate Professor in PAIS

More details and a registration form can be found here. Please do register asap to ensure your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tue 12 Sep 2017, 14:15 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research Events

Warwick Q-Step Centre Masterclasses

From 17/18, in addition to regular "QS" modules, the Warwick Q-Step Centre is offering a range of different masterclasses in quantitative social science methods. This is part of the original QStep bid, in order to position the centre among other postgraduate quantitative degrees.

This year, topics include Reproducibility, Quantitative text analysis, Web data collection, Geostatistics, Inferential network analysis, Machine learning, Agent-based simulation and Longitudinal data analysis. All masterclasses are designed as comprehensive but gentle introductions to methods that are not covered at length in core method modules. They are intended to broaden the students horizons and provide concepts and tools to be applied in future research projects.

The masterclasses are open in priority to PG QM students in PAIS, Sociology and CIM. Depending on availability, they may be opened to other students and staff. More precisions to follow in October.

For questions and suggestions:

Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10:31 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences

PAIS moves up to 3rd in The Guardian University Guide 2018

We are delighted that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) has moved up to 3rd place (from 4th last year) in the latest Guardian rankings, which measure student satisfaction (NSS), career prospects, and a range of other important indicators.

The University of Warwick is ranked 8th overall — a full University press release can be found here.

Our latest position in The Guardian builds on recent successes in other national league tables – notably 3rd place in the 2017 The Times/Sunday Times University Guide and 4th place in the 2018 Complete University Guide.

We thank all staff and students who have contributed to this impressive and sustained achievement. Research and teaching excellence in Politics and International Studies are at the heart of who we are and what we stand for as a Department. We look forward to building on this success in the months and years ahead.

Wed 17 May 2017, 15:25 | Tags: Front Staff Impact PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research

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