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Professor Iain McLean much quoted as Scottish independence referendum approaches

Posted: 17/09/2014

An article published in The Telegraph (3 September) and entitled 'Every Scot '£480 worse off under independence'' focusses primarily on comments made by Iain McLean about the Scottish National Party's independence campaign.

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Dr Gwendolyn Sasse writes on 'Putin's enablers'

Posted: 17/09/2014

Gwendolyn Sasse has written an article (11 September) for The Weekly Wonk digital magazine entiled "Putin's Enablers".

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Dr Claudia Schrag Sternberg awarded UACES Prize for Best Book in Contemporary European Studies

Posted: 16/09/2014

Congratulations to Claudia Schrag Sternberg, who has been awarded the UACES Prize for Best Book in Contemporary European Studies for her Book The Struggle for EU Legitimacy: Public Contestation, 1950-2005.

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Professor Rana Mitter at the opening of the new China Centre

Posted: 15/09/2014

Rana Mitter, director of the new Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre, was interviewed at its opening on 8 September.  Speaking next toChinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Rana said, "We are very happy that the Duke is opening the building, because it symbolizes how important this building is, both in terms of the University of Oxford and also for the links of UK and China."

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Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis explores the likelihood of an independent Scotland remaining within the EU

Posted: 12/09/2014

Kalypso Nicolaïdis has written an article for Verfassungsblog (11 September), a German constitutionalist blog, about whether an independent Scotland might be able to remain in the European Union.

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Dr Gwendolyn Sasse comments on 'Novorossiya' ('New Russia')

Posted: 09/09/2014

Gwendolyn Sasse was asked by Judy Dempsey of the Carnegie Europe think tank to comment on how the West should respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for talks on the “statehood” of Ukraine’s restive southeast.

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DPIR academics present research and lead discussions at 2014 Edinburgh International Festival

Posted: 04/09/2014

The annual Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) celebrates arts and culture, drawing an array of artists, performers, practitioners and academics from around the globe. This year, to commemorate the centenary year of the First World War, the theme of the three-week arts festival was ‘Culture and Conflict’.

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Professor Richard Caplan awarded grant funding for ‘Measuring Peace Consolidation’ conference

Posted: 02/09/2014

Richard Caplan has been awarded grants from NATO, the OSCE, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Stockholm in support of a conference he is convening at Wilton Park on ‘Measuring Peace Consolidation’.

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Dr Alexander Betts quoted on innovative solutions in the Aid sector

Posted: 22/08/2014

Alexander Betts was quoted in an article for The Independent (19 August) about innovations in the humanitarian aid industry.

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Dr Harry Verhoeven talks about China's role in Southern Sudan

Posted: 21/08/2014

Harry Verhoeven was interviewd by Radio France International (20 August) about China's constructive role in South Sudan in limiting wider regional conflict.

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