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PAIS in the News

PAIS in the News is the place to find all the latest information on any recently-published media featuring members of the PAIS faculty, research fellows, and doctoral candidates.


NSS Now Open for PAIS Finalists

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.

TAKE THE SURVEY – DIRECT LINK TO COMPLETE THE NSS

Why else complete the survey?

  • Treat Yourself – by receiving £5 Eating at Warwick credit, as a thank you
  • Help a Charity – for each PAIS response, we will donate £5 to the Hardship Fund, our finalists chosen charity
  • Shape the Future of PAIS – your feedback will help shape the future of the PAIS department

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.

Please remember the £5 credit only applies to those who complete online so please complete early to ensure you do not lose out.

Simply send your confirmation email – after completing the survey - to NSS-Promotion@warwick.ac.uk to receive your £5.

Mon 03 Feb 2020, 13:19 | Tags: Front, UG

Talk Announcement: “Cyber security & Cyber Attacks” - Professor JD Work (Columbia University)

 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.

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 09:49 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research Events

Warwick welcomes Karel de Gucht to speak on “Great Britain after Brexit”

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.”

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 10:52 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research Events

Karel De Gucht, Guest Lecture: "Great Britain after Brexit"

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.

Thursday 13 February 2020, 14:15 - 15:15, WBS London, The Shard

Register for the lecture using the form here.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 09:38 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG

Ethics in Climate Adaptation and Resilience AHRC Award for Keith Hyams

Keith Hyams and Morten Byskov have been awarded AHRC GCRF funding for their project ‘Inserting Ethics into Climate Adaptation and Resilience Policy’. The project will work with collaborators at the University of Cape Town and with Cape Town city’s climate adaptation department to look at how issues of ethics and justice can be incorporated into responses to climate-related risks. Cape Town has already come perilously close to a city-wide drought and regularly suffers from flooding: the project seeks to ensure that the most vulnerable communities such as informal settlements are incorporated in an ethical manner into city-level protection plans. In addition, Morten Byskov has been awarded a competitive Fellowship at Warwick’s Institute for Global Sustainable Development, which aims to bring researchers together from across Warwick to strengthen cross-departmental collaboration and research in the area of sustainability.


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