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Gert Hilgers publishes article on Germany's role in US-Iran conflict

Gert Hilgers, Doctoral Researcher in PAIS, recently published an op-ed on Germany's rejection to join a US-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz for Atlantic Council, an American Atlanticist think tank.

It is available here: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/iransource/why-germany-resoundingly-rejected-joining-a-us-led-mission-against-iran

Fri 23 Aug 2019, 13:58 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG, International Relations and Security

Nicola Pratt publishes op-ed to mark 6th anniversary of the Rabaa Square massacre

Nicola Pratt, Reader of the International Politics of the Middle East in PAIS, has published, along with Dina Rezk (Reading) an op-ed discussing the lessons learned from the massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt, six years ago.

You can read it here: https://theglobepost.com/2019/08/14/egypt-rabaa-anniversary/

Thu 15 Aug 2019, 11:16 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG

Christopher Browning discusses humour, nation branding and identity with The Place Brand Observer

Christopher Browning discusses humour, nation branding and identity with The Place Brand Observer

The interview draws upon Browning's long running work on nation branding and his current British Academy funded project (with James Brassett) on 'Humorous States: New Diplomacy and the Rise of Comedy in IR'

Tue 13 Aug 2019, 09:49 | Tags: Front, Staff, Impact, PhD, MA, UG, Research

PAIS Good News Round Up!

PAIS Moves up in Complete University Guide League Table

We are really pleased that the PAIS Department moved up in the latest Complete University Guide league table from 6th place to 5th place. You can find out more details here.

This is alongside our No 1 position in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide league table. Thank you to all students and staff for your continued contribution to our success.

Both these league tables reflect a number of criteria including student satisfaction (NSS), research quality, and graduate prospects (employability).

SU Representation Awards

Congratulations to Ben Hayday (final year PAIS) for winning Outstanding Course Rep of the Year in the SU Representation Awards. Congratulations, also, to Constance Bobotsi (final year PAIS) for being shortlisted in the category of SSLC Chair of the Year.

A big thank you, more generally, for all our amazing SSLCs and course reps for all the great work they do in representing students.

Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence

We are delighted that Sam Cooke (Teaching Fellow in PAIS) has been shortlisted for the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE), and Sarah Mainwaring (Associate Tutor in PAIS) has been shortlisted for the Warwick Awards for Postgraduate Students who Teach (WATEPGR).

Congratulations to Sam and Sarah. You can find more details on the shortlist here.

University Awards

We are also really pleased that a number of PAIS staff have been nominated for the University Awards 2019. Thank you to all students and staff who nominated PAIS staff for any of these awards. You can find more details on the nominations here.

Thu 23 May 2019, 10:17 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research

New research examines state violence in Egypt

PAIS member Nicola Pratt has recently published new research examining state violence in Egypt after the Arab Spring in the form of an article, co-authored with Dina Rezk, University of Reading, entitled 'Securitizing the Muslim Brotherhood, State Violence and Authoritarianism in Egypt after the Arab Spring'. The article appears in the journal Security Dialogue.

A blog summarising the article can be read here: https://blogs.prio.org/SecurityDialogue/2019/03/securitizing-the-muslim-brotherhood-legitimizing-state-violence-and-renewing-authoritarianism-in-post-arab-spring-egypt/

Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10:01 | Tags: Staff, PhD, MA, International Relations and Security, Research

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