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Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta Gives Lecture to PAIS Students

On Monday 19th November, we were honoured to welcome Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, to give a lecture to PAIS students and staff.

Her Excellency, who is an Honorary Professor in PAIS, gave a lecture titled ‘Europe and Africa: Twin Continents for Building Positive Peace,’ and answered questions posed by PAIS students.

You can watch the video of the lecture on Facebook as well as view more photographs of the lecture.

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Grant Success – Challenging Inequalities

Keith Hyams has been awarded funding from the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund for the 2 year research project ‘Challenging Inequalities: An Indo-European Perspective’.

The project is a collaboration with the Economics Department at Warwick, the Centre de Sciences Humaines in Delhi, and others. It aims to look at appropriate definitions and approaches to the measurement of inequality, attitudes to inequality, and interventions to reduce inequality in a development context.


Steven Kettell contributes to Observer article

Dr Steven Kettell recently contributed to an Observer feature by Harriet Sherwood on the relationship between Church and state.

You can read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/oct/07/church-and-state-an-unhappy-union

Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:28 | Tags: Staff, Impact, Research

Gabriel Siles-Brügge speaks at European Parliament on Brexit and health policy

PAIS academic Gabriel Siles-Brügge recently spoke at an event organized by EU-level health organisations in the European Parliament (on Thursday, 27 September 2018).

Drawing on his ongoing work into the political economy of Brexit and the future EU-UK economic partnership, Gabriel stressed two things. Firstly, that Brexit was likely to be an ongoing process beyond March 2019, requiring constant engagement from the health policy community and, secondly, that the options to maintain existing health policy collaborations outside of an EEA-style arrangement were relatively limited.

Gabriel is also an adviser to the European Public Health Alliance on trade and investment policy issues, but spoke in a personal capacity.

For more information on the event, see: https://www.biomedeurope.org/news-press/2018/111-brexit-the-european-parliament-s-role-in-prioritising-patients-public-health-and-health-security-across-europe-thursday-27-september-09h-00-11h-00-european-parliament-brussels.html

Tue 02 Oct 2018, 11:33 | Tags: Front, Staff, Impact, International Political Economy

PAIS: No 1 in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is ranked 1st of 83 UK Politics departments in the The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. This influential national league table reflects latest data, including student satisfaction (NSS) research excellence, and graduate prospects.

The University of Warwick is ranked 10th overall — a University press release can be found here.

Our latest position in The Times/The Sunday Times follows on from other great successes over the summer. We achieved 95 per cent in the National Student Survey (NSS), and saw a further increase in graduate employment prospects. 97 per cent of 2016/17 graduates were working or in further study. Moreover, 91 per cent of those were in graduate level work or study.

Dr Juanita Elias, Head of PAIS, commented:

‘Without a doubt, staff and students in PAIS will be delighted with this incredible result. The number one ranking in the 2018 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table is testimony to the hard work and dedication of all PAIS staff over the years. In PAIS we are committed to a research-led approach to teaching – this provides students with an unparalleled learning experience in which they are exposed to some of the most pressing debates in national and international politics today. With the start of term imminent, we look forward to welcoming our new intake of students who will no doubt benefit from the first class learning environment on offer in PAIS. Congratulations to all staff and students on this impressive achievement!’

We thank all staff and students who have contributed to this outstanding achievement. With a number of exciting and ambitious plans for the 2018/19 academic year and beyond, we look forward to sustaining and building on these successes in the months and years ahead.

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 09:39 | Tags: Front, Staff, Impact, PhD, MA, UG

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