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PAIS 'Top 3' in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is ranked 3rd out of 81 UK Politics departments in the The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; a position we have now held for three years in a row. This influential national league table reflects latest data on student satisfaction (NSS), research excellence, and a range of other indicators.

We are particularly proud to see that PAIS is ranked 1st for student experience and 2nd for teaching quality among the elite Russell Group of UK Politics departments.

The University of Warwick is ranked 9th overall — a full University press release can be found here.

Our latest position in The Times/The Sunday Times follows on recent successes in other national league tables – notably 3rd place in The Guardian University Guide 2018 and 4th in The Complete University Guide 2018 — cementing our position as one of the very best Politics departments in the UK.

We thank all staff and students who have contributed to this impressive and sustained achievement. With a number of exciting and ambitious plans for the 2017/18 academic year and beyond, we look forward to building on these successes in the months and years ahead.

Tue 26 September 2017, 10:10 | Tags: Front, Staff, Impact, PhD, MA, UG

Annual IPE Lecture: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis

Annual IPE Lecture: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis

Wesley Widmaier, Griffith University, Australia

2nd November, 17:00-18:30, MS.04 (Zeeman Building)

This year's Annual IPE Lecture offers an overview of IPE and IR debates on ideas, crises and change from a social psychological constructivist perspective. Wes Widmaier is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. His research interests include International Political Economy, International Relations Theory, in particular constructivist thought, and the specific role of wars and crises as mechanisms of large-scale change. Wes is also the editor-in-chief of the Review of International Political Economy.

Thu 19 October 2017, 11:55 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG, Research Events, International Political Economy

Ragnar Weilandt Writes for The Guardian

In an article for The Guardian, PAIS PhD researcher Ragnar Weilandt argues that remainers' sudden love for the EU looks like plain hypocrisy.

Thu 19 October 2017, 10:54 | Tags: Staff, PhD

Professor Franklyn Lisk Panellist for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Professor Franklyn Lisk was invited by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to participate as a panellist in their sponsored event to mark the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area for Africa (CFTA) at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva, 26-28 September 2017.

The CFTA discussions were focused on reducing trade costs, expanding Africa’s economic and market space and driving regional competitiveness and efficiency, and at the same time ensuring that attention is not diverted away from important human rights implications of trade liberalisation.

Specifically, Professor Lisk’s intervention drew attention to likelihood that liberalisation of trade will impact differently on diverse socio-economic groups due to unequal access to assets, credit and economic opportunities, and that different types of workers ( in the context of industrialisation resulting from trade liberalisation) will also be differentially impacted depending on their skill-level or whether the sector or industry that they are employed in expands or contracts as a result of liberalisation.

Therefore, from the standpoint of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the CFTA, should also pay particular attention to mechanisms aimed at promoting human rights in addition to seeking to reduce poverty in Africa.

Tue 17 October 2017, 14:27 | Tags: Staff

PAIS PhD's Essay Shortlisted in FWSA Student Essay Competition

PAIS PhD Columba Achilleos-Sarll's essay 'Reconceptualising Foreign Policy as Gendered, Sexualised and Racialised: Towards a Postcolonial Feminist Foreign Policy Analysis' was shortlisted in the Feminist & Women's Studies Association (FWSA) annual essay writing competition.

Shortlisted essay will now proceed to publication in the special issue of Journal of International Women’s Studies following revisions based on the judges comments, and should be published in early 2018.

The full announcement can be read here http://fwsablog.org.uk/prizes-and-grants/student-essay-competition/

Mon 16 October 2017, 15:05 | Tags: PhD

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