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Summer reading

Congratulations on achieving the results required to study with us! We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Department this autumn.

If you have some spare time and are interested in getting a head start on looking into some of the main issues you’ll tackle on your degree programme, then we’ve put together a few suggestions for texts you might like to read over the summer.

Reading these books is entirely voluntary and please don't feel that you need to get through them all – you'll certainly be doing plenty of reading once you’re here. You don’t need to buy any of the books, but you should hopefully be able to access some of them either in a library or online. These readings will certainly help get you into 'politics mode' before you get here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:

Best Wishes,

Carol, Jane, and Justin

Carol Rice and Jane Cooney - Joint Undergraduate Programme Officers
Dr Justin Greaves - Director of Student Experience and Progression

Why Choose PAIS?

We are one of the largest and most successful departments of Politics and International Studies in the UK, renowned for our excellence in teaching, research and student experience. We're currently ranked 4th among all UK university departments according to the most recent Research Assessment Framework exercise and 44th in the world by QS World Rankings.

As an offer holder, in addition to full details about all our undergraduate programmes on the Study webpage, you have exclusive access to information about the many opportunities that will be available to you when you choose to come to PAIS in October 2015:

  • Cutting-edge modules

    This month's featured modules: International Security and Vigilant State: The Politics of Intelligence.
  • Study abroad opportunities

    We have exchange opportunities all over the world, including the USA and Canada, Europe, East Asia, and Australia
  • Language training

    You can learn a language for academic credit or as extracurricular activity
  • Internships and employability resources

    PAIS works closely with Warwick's Student Careers & Skills office to give you customised advice
  • Added extras

    PAIS runs several extra activities to enhance your experience, including the weekly Film Club, seminar series, guest speakers, etc.

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Dr Chris Moran
Associate Professor

Dr Chris Moran is Assistant Professor in US National Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies. Before this, he held two postdoctoral positions. The first, funded by the AHRC, looked at public perceptions of the CIA. The second, under the auspices of a British Academy, looked at the relationship between President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2012 he assisted the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC in creating an exhibition on 'Bond Villains'.