Thursday April 7 - 4pm-5pm
The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at Warwick present the second panel in our weekly live-streamed Global Insights series with our partners in Canada, the US, Ethiopia and Germany
Warwick experts from PAIS and the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) will be joined by colleagues from the Balsillie School in Canada, the Institute for Strategic Affairs in Ethiopia, American University in the US, and Konstanz Universitat in Germany to share their views on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the global south.
Issues addressed in this episode will include gender, elections, food security, migration, security, justice and human rights.
Ann Fitz-Gerald (moderator), Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Canada
Briony Jones, PAIS/WICID, University of Warwick, researches the nexus between development, peacebuilding and justice.
Shirin Rai, PAIS/WICID, University of Warwick, researches gender, governance and development.
Hallelujah Lulie, Institute for Strategic Affairs, Addis Ababa, researches African security and political elite bargaining.
Rachel Robinson, American University, Washington DC, is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, including family planning, HIV/AIDS, and sexuality education.
Jonathan Crush, BSIA and Wilfrid Laurier University, is an expert on migration, food security and hungry cities.
Anja Osei, University of Konstanz, researches democratisation, electoral autocracy and African politics.
About the Global Insights series
“Global Insights” is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
All are welcome. Sign up for free here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-and-the-global-south-tickets-103848997146
TALK ANNOUNCEMENT: “Cyber security & Cyber Attacks" by Professor JD Work of Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
Thursday 20th February, Library 2, 5pm.
JD Work teaches at Columbia University in New York and also leads research to develop the theory, practice, and operational art of the cyber warfighting function, and to explore the wider role of the cyber instrument in national security strategy, and the future defense competition and stability problem space.
On Thursday 13 February Warwick welcomed former Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and past-European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, to speak about the future of Great Britain following its departure from the European Union. Over 60 Warwick Politics and International Studies (PAIS) students and staff attended the lecture which took place at WBS London, The Shard.
Mr De Gucht has been the President of the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since 2015, where he is a Professor of European Law, and of Vesalius College since 2019. Mr. De Gucht was the European Commissioner for Trade during President Barroso’s second Commission, from 2010 until 2014. From 2009 until 2010 he was also European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid.
Mr De Gucht gave his perspective on the future EU-UK relationship, focusing on economics, security, and values. He provided an alternative view of the future relationship to that presented by PM Boris Johnson earlier this week and outlined his opinion on some of the difficulties associated with the idea of looking at the United States as an alternative economic referent.
Immediately following the lecture, Mr De Gucht led a VUB senior delegation to Warwick to explore further opportunities to work together. VUB and the University of Warwick are two of the founding institutions of EUTOPIA, an alliance of European universities committed to modernising education and training, and providing 21st century skills and competencies in all of Europe’s regions.
Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of Department, Politics and International Studies (PAIS), University of Warwick said;
“The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) has a long history of research collaboration with the Institute of European Studies (IES) at VUB. We are now deepening this relationship, with the IES and Vesalius College, to include new provision in post-graduate education. This strategic partnership reflects our mission as a bold, open, and internationalist community, and further strengthens PAIS as one of Europe’s leading Politics Departments.”
The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the PAIS department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the three or four years you have spent with us, in PAIS.
Why else complete the survey?
- Treat Yourself – by receiving £5 Eating at Warwick credit, as a thank you
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It will take just 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback matters and makes a huge difference to PAIS as shown on our You Said We Did page.
Last year PAIS gained 91% overall satisfaction and were No 1 in the Russell Group in 6 categories of the NSS.
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Simply send your confirmation email – after completing the survey - to NSS-Promotion@warwick.ac.uk to receive your £5.
Karel De Gucht has been the President of the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since 2015. Mr. De Gucht was the European Commissioner for Trade during President Barroso’s second Commission, from 2010 until 2014. From 2009 until 2010 he was also European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid.
Prior to this, Mr. De Gucht held numerous senior political positions in the European, Flemish, and Belgian Parliaments. Mr. De Gucht was a member of the Belgian House of Representatives from 2003 until 2009, during which time he held the portfolios of Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs (2004-2009) and Minister for International Trade (2007-2009). From 2008 until 2009 he was Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium. Mr. De Gucht is also Professor of European Law at the VUB. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the VUB.