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Two Warwick researchers recognised as outstanding with European Research Council grants

Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly of the Department of Politics and International Studies and Dr Joseph Sanzo from Classics and the Institute of Advanced Studies have each been awarded a €1.5M Starting Grant by the European Research Council in recognition of, and support for, their pioneering research. They are two of just 22 UK researchers chosen to receive awards in this funding round.

Retool AI to forecast and limit wars

Artificial Intelligence could be used to predict outburst of violence and probe their causes saving lives and billions of dollars across the world according to a panel of experts, including Dr Weisi Guo of the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:33 | Tags: Computer Science, Terrorism, borders, AI

Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds, new research shows

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

The spies who loved him – what do real intelligence officers think of James Bond?

As a new art exhibition opens at Bletchley Park celebrating the James Bond series and exploring Bond creator Ian Fleming’s links to the secret world of intelligence and espionage, two University of Warwick academics reveal what real spies think of Fleming’s famous creation.

“Women are not just mothers” - gender stereotypes weaken counter-radicalisation projects

Seeing women only as mothers and victims is harmful to effective counter-radicalisation work, according to a new report by the University of Warwick’s Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert, in partnership with the Berghof Foundation. The report is believed to be the first such study focusing on grassroots initiatives.

In a series of interviews and a workshop Dr Eggert explored the ways that grassroots organisations in Germany, the UK and Lebanon have successfully integrated women into their work, and developed a set of best practice recommendations.

Living in a ‘war zone’ linked to delivery of low birthweight babies

Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies. However the evidence for any impact on the rate of other complications of pregnancy is less clear. That’s the findings of a review of the available evidence conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the online journal BMJ Global Health.

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