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The Queen and The Coup, a documentary researched by, and featuring, Richard Aldrich

Last Sunday, Channel 4 showed the latest documentary in a series on ‘Royals and Spies’, researched by Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac (Nottingham).

Filmed in Warwick’s Modern Records Centre, the programme showed how The Queen was dragged, unwittingly, into a notorious CIA-MI6 coup that overthrew the government of Iran in 1953. The wider programme of research has involved two PAIS students working at the National Archives in Kew. The latest programme attracted extensive press coverage including stories by NBC and the Times.

The documentary, The Queen and the Coup, can be watched in the UK on All4.

Thu 18 Jun 2020, 10:12 | Tags: Front Staff Faculty of Social Sciences Research

PAIS MOVES UP IN COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE LEAGUE TABLE 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is ranked 4th out of 85 UK Politics departments in The Complete University Guide 2021. This influential national league table reflects key data, including student satisfaction (NSS), research excellence, and graduate prospects.

This is a move up from 5th place last year and is alongside our number 1 position in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide league table 2020 – a position that we have held for two years in a row.

Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of PAIS, commented:

‘Students and staff in PAIS have a common purpose: to support each other to find their own critical voice, to look at seemingly intractable global challenges afresh, and to push the limits of existing debate and accepted orthodoxies in the study of politics and international studies. This latest ranking is further evidence of our winning formula for success, which reflects the hard work and dedication of all members of the PAIS community. The Department entered the current global pandemic in a position of strength, and our plans to deliver a blended approach to learning, the student experience, and academic support in 2020/21 mean that we will emerge stronger than ever.’

Dr Justin Greaves, PAIS’ Director of Student Experience and Progression, commented:

‘This outstanding result is testament to all the brilliant students and staff in PAIS. This league table shows how we are a leader, both within the Russell Group and the sector as a whole, in terms of the student experience and employability. I am particularly pleased that we are placed No 1 in the Russell Group for student satisfaction and as one of the leading departments in the country for graduate prospects. I look forward to working with all our new and returning students to ensure that the PAIS department goes from strength to strength, combining an outstanding student experience with the highest possible levels of academic support’

We thank all staff and students who have contributed to this incredible achievement. With a number of exciting and ambitious plans for the 2020/21 academic year and beyond, we look forward to sustaining and building on these successes in the months and years ahead.

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 09:31 | Tags: Front Staff Impact PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences

Global Insights: COVID-19, Migration, Refugees and Borders. A live-streamed panel discussing the challenges of COVID-19.

Thursday May 21 - 4pm-5pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-migration-refugees-and-borders-tickets-105254611376

PAIS presents the fourth panel in our weekly live-streamed Global Insights series with our partners in Canada, the US, Ethiopia and Germany

This week’s panel will discuss the immediate effects of COVID-19 on global migration, internal displacement and refugee protection, and what the pandemic might mean for the movement of peoples across borders in the future.

Panelists

Allehone Abebe is a Senior Legal Officer at UNHCR Liaison Office to the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Maria Koinova is Reader in International Relations and chair of the British International Studies Association working group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” at the University of Warwick (UK)

Alison Mountz is Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). She is Director of the International Migration Research Centre at the BSIA.

Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. (USA)

Maurice Stierl is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK).

Moderated by Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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-migration-refugees-and-borders-tickets-105254611376


Global Insights: COVID-19, Climate Change and Energy. A live-streamed panel discussing the challenges of COVID-19.

Thursday May 14 - 4pm-5pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-climate-change-and-energy-tickets-104468132998

PAIS presents the third panel in our weekly live-streamed Global Insights series with our partners in Canada, the US, Ethiopia and German

The expert panel will also discuss environmental justice and issues concerning the demand for new energy structures and cleaner technology.

Panelists

Caroline Kuzemko, PAIS, University of Warwick

Simon Dalby, BSIA and Wilfrid Laurier University

Selam Kidane Abebe, University of Reading

Jatin Nathwani, BSIA and University of Waterloo

Malini Ranganathan, School of International Service, American University

Ann Fitz-Gerald (moderator), Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Canada

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-climate-change-and-energy-tickets-104468132998


Global Insights: COVID-19 and the Global South

Thursday April 7 - 4pm-5pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-insights-covid-19-and-the-global-south-tickets-103848997146 

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.

Featuring

Ann Fitz-Gerald (moderator), Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Canada

Panelists:

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

Tue 05 May 2020, 09:37 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences

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