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Warwick Boston Partnership Podcasts

BostonThe Boston Warwick Partnership was established in 2008, with the goal of maximising the productivity and impact of both institutions through research collaborations in new and emerging disciplines.

Since 2008 collaborations have broadened across a range of disciplines and now encompass all four Warwick faculties; Science, Medicine, Social Science and Arts & Humanities. The latest opportunity, resulting from this partnership, is the launch of the Boston-Warwick Strategic Funding Initiative 2010 to support joint research and educational collaborations between BU and Warwick.

Professor Nigel Thrift, the Vice-Chancellor at Warwick, believes that the two universities can together achieve results that neither institution could deliver alone.

"What this relationship is about," he remarked, "is deep, lasting and meaningful collaboration across the Atlantic that allows each of our universities to leverage on the strengths of the other to achieve even greater impact from its research endeavours."

Warwick Boston Partnership Podcasts

Warwick Boston Partnership Podcasts are a series of recordings that the digital team are capturing when academics from Boston University are visiting the Warwick campus as part of a organised partnership trip or as IAS visiting fellows.

So far the recordings have covered collaborations within the politics, international studies and medicine fields with many more to follow in the future. As well as some lectures presented on campus the podcasts include conversations between academics from both universities highlighting the ways in which the partnership benefits joint research and future opportunities to work together.

The Warwick Boston Partnership - an introduction

Professor Mark Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Warwick (previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research at Warwick) and Professor Andrei Ruckenstien, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Boston, discuss the partnership between the two universities.

Politics and the Financial Crisis

Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant and Boston University's Professor Graham Wilson discuss Politics and the Financial Crisis along with the research collaboration and partnership between the two institutions.

Professor Cathie Jo Martin

IAS Visiting Fellow Prof Cathie Jo Martin, Professor of Political Science at Boston University and chair of the Council for European Studies talks to the University of Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant about her research and new book which focuses on the origins of coordinated capitalism and the circumstances under which employers are persuaded to endorse social policies, promoting economic productivity and social solidarity.

Professor Vivien Schmidt

Warwick PhD students Andrew Hammond and Ben Jacoby from the Department of Politics and International Studies interview IAS Visiting Fellow Professor Vivien Schmidt about her research in political theory, the role of the state and democracy in Europe. Professor Schmidt also explains her search for better methodological approaches to studying politics focusing on the interactive processes of discourse.

The Fall, Rise, Fall and Rise of the State

The Department of Politics and International Studies hosted the third annual Warwick RIPE Debate in IPE in collaboration with the Review of International Political Economy. The main speaker at the 2010 debate was Professor Vivien Schmidt of Boston University. She spoke on the theme of 'The Fall, Rise, Fall and Rise of the State within Modern Capitalism - and how to explain it'.

Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy - Complexity Workshop 2009

Warwick and Boston University academics look at the problems and potential of smart grids in responding to the challenge of sustainable energy supply.

Continuity in Health Care - Complexity Workshop 2009

Warwick and Boston University academics discuss the issues around ensuring continuity in health care and the lessons that could be learned from research on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Boston University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognised institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centres and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission.