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Professor Hew Strachan gives BBC interview on the First World War

Posted: 17/04/2014

Ahead of giving a lecture at Cardiff University next month, Professor Hew Strachan was interviewed about the First World War, what it meant for people in Wales, and how it should be commemorated.

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Professor Jan Zielonka discusses the importance of EU Parliament elections in May

Posted: 15/04/2014

In an article for Le Monde Diplomatique published on 10 April Professor Jan Zielonka assesses the significance of the May elections to the EU Parliament.

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Dr Harry Verhoeven writes about remembering the Rwandan genocide 20 years on

Posted: 10/04/2014

Harry Verhoeven has written an opinion piece for Al Jazeera online (8 April) on the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of thousands in Rwanda.

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Professor Margaret MacMillan interviewed on the War that Ended Peace

Posted: 08/04/2014

Margaret MacMillan has been interviewed in The Globe and Mail (22 March) on her new book 'The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914'.

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Professor Marc Stears and Lord Stewart Wood's influence on the direction of Miliband's Labour party

Posted: 04/04/2014

An article in The Times (25 March) on apparent concern within the Labour party over Ed Miliband’s ‘safety first’ approach ahead of the next general election quotes one source as saying: ‘There is good Ed Miliband and bad Ed Miliband, and we need good Ed Miliband – the friend of Stewart Wood and Marc Stears [two free-thinking aides, both Oxford academics] – to triumph.’

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Dr Amy King awarded awarded the 2013 Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize

Posted: 03/04/2014

Congratulations to Dr Amy King, who has been awarded the 2013 Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize for her DPhil thesis entitled 'Imperialism, Industrialisation and War: The Role of Ideas in China’s Japan Policy, 1949-1965'.  The Pavry Prize is awarded annually by the Social Sciences Board to an outstanding thesis at the University of Oxford on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

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Ida Danewid awarded the 2013 Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Thesis Prize

Posted: 03/04/2014

Congratulations to Ida Danewid, who has won the 2013 Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Thesis Prize for her MPhil thesis entitled 'Reconstructing Ethics: Judith Butler, Poststructuralism and Ethical Theorising in International Relations'.  The Winchester Prize is awarded by University of Oxford Social Sciences for the most outstanding thesis in area of International Relations, with particular reference to human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Evidence by Professor Sir Adam Roberts published by House of Commons Defense Committee

Posted: 02/04/2014

At 12:01am this morning the House of Commons Defence Committee published a report on UK Armed Forces Personnel and the Legal Framework for Future Operations, which features evidence given by Adam Roberts.  

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Professor Rana Mitter on the future of Chinese business and politics

Posted: 01/04/2014

Rana Mitter has made several appearances on the BBC recently, discussing the direction that China is moving in, both in its business and its politics.

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Julián Daniel López-Murcia writes Journal of Politics in Latin America most read paper

Posted: 31/03/2014

Congratulations to Julián D. López-Murcia, who has authored the most read paper published in the Journal of Politics in Latin America in 2013. His paper was titled Regulatory Agencies and Courts in the South: The Overlaps in Colombian Water Regulation.

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