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PAIS is Hiring

Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy: 1-year fixed term contract


Interview date: Wednesday 12 July 2017


Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of Department, PAIS (Chair)
Professor Shirin Rai, PAIS
Dr Chris Rogers, PAIS

Teaching and Research Fellow in International Relations and Japanese Studies: 3-year fixed term contract


Interview date: Monday 17 July 2017


Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of Department, PAIS (Chair)
Professor Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Dr Julia Welland, PAIS

Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Policy


Interview date: Thursday 20 July 2017


Professor Simon Swain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of Department, PAIS
Professor Shirin Rai, PAIS
Dr Chris Browning, PAIS
Professor Jeremy Smith, HoD, Economics
Dr Sarah Hodges, History

Teaching Fellow in World Politics: 3-year fixed term contract


Interview date: Tuesday 01 August 2017


Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of Department, PAIS (Chair)
Professor Shaun Breslin, PAIS
Dr Caroline Kuzemko, PAIS

Fri 09 June 2017, 14:34 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA

PAIS moves up to 3rd in The Guardian University Guide 2018

We are delighted that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) has moved up to 3rd place (from 4th last year) in the latest Guardian rankings, which measure student satisfaction (NSS), career prospects, and a range of other important indicators.

The University of Warwick is ranked 8th overall — a full University press release can be found here.

Our latest position in The Guardian builds on recent successes in other national league tables – notably 3rd place in the 2017 The Times/Sunday Times University Guide and 4th place in the 2018 Complete University Guide.

We thank all staff and students who have contributed to this impressive and sustained achievement. Research and teaching excellence in Politics and International Studies are at the heart of who we are and what we stand for as a Department. We look forward to building on this success in the months and years ahead.

Wed 17 May 2017, 15:25 | Tags: Front Staff Impact PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research

Multiple BISA awards won by PAIS colleagues

PAIS is delighted to congratulate Drs Erzsebet Strausz and Jakub Eberle for their recent successes in winning British International Studies Association (BISA) Awards.

Fri 23 June 2017, 11:42 | Tags: Front

Call for Papers for an Academic Workshop: “Diasporas and Challenges to Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa”

This workshop is organized as part of a larger conference "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty: Lessons Learned about Transnational Diaspora Mobilizations in Europe” on 28-29 September, 2017 at Warwick University, and is sponsored by the European Research Council.

The workshop seeks to consolidate scholarly discussions about the role of diasporas linked to the Middle East and North Africa from the Global North and South, and to move on from initial consideration of diasporas as simply conflict or peace actors. It will look into broader conflict and postconflict dynamics, where a variety of domestic and international actors influence political processes, and endorse or challenge weak states, their governance or international recognition. When do diasporas mobilize with their loyalties towards sectarian or nationalist factions, and when do they do so on the basis of citizenship and cosmopolitan ideas? When and how do they seek transitional justice for past atrocities and what is the role of trauma for their mobilizations? How do original home-states in the Middle East and North Africa and non-state actors operating on their territories reach out to diasporas abroad? When do diasporas sympathize with their causes or when do they oppose them? How do contexts of host-states and spaces within and beyond them, as well as liberal and non-liberal regimes shape diaspora mobilizations?

If you are interested to participate, please send a paper abstract of max. 300 words by 10 July, 2017 to Dr. Maria Koinova, PI of the ERC project “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty” at

More information is available here.

Wed 21 June 2017, 16:57 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA

Professor Pippa Norris Public Lecture and Seminar

Pippa NorrisProfessor Pippa Norris will be receiving an honorary award at the summer degree congregation on the afternoon of Thursday 20th July 2017.

Pippa Norris did her undergraduate degree at PAIS and is now professor in Comparative Politics at Harvard University, and she is one of the world-leading scholars, working on elections, integrity, populism, democracy and communication. See for more information:

She has published more than 40 books, dozens of articles and edited many books:

We are happy to announce that Pippa Norris will give a lecture and a seminar while being here at Warwick. The two events will take place on July 19, between 1pm and 6pm.

The lecture is open to everybody. As space is limited for the seminar, please contact Renske Dooreenspleet if you would like to participate.

Please click here for more information on both events.

Tue 20 June 2017, 14:29 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG, Research Events

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