Thursday, 26 February 2015
Professor Neil Carter has written an article on the forthcoming UK general election for the York Press. Read the full article here:
Monday, 23 February 2015
Dr Nick Ritchie has written a blog post for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research: 'The NPT in 2015 and the humanitarian initiative'. It asks: is the current inequitable global nuclear order sustainable? If not, does it matter? What are the implications for the Nonproliferation Treaty, and how does the so-called humanitarian initiative feature in the dynamics of its 2015 five-yearly review meeting?
Friday, 13 February 2015
Monday, 9 February 2015
Professor Lucia Quaglia has written on her experience of working in the UK academic system for the Italian Political Science Association Review. Read the full article here: http://italianpoliticalscience.com/2015/01/30/the-academic-career-of-an-italian-scholar-affiliated-in-the-uk-the-experience-of-lucia-quaglia/
Friday, 6 February 2015
Claire Smith (Politics)
Lars Waldorf (Centre for Applied Human Rights)
Jacob Eriksson (Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit)
Carlotta Minella (Politics)
On the 28th of January the Department of Politics organised a roundtable on the Islamic State. The event was attended by over 100 students, faculty and members of the public. The panelists contextualised ISIS within post-2003 Iraq and their roots in Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda. They discussed the impact of the US invasion on the Iraqi state, especially in terms of its unintended national and state building consequences. The emergence of the Kurdish state and the decline of the Iraqi state were exploredin parallel.
Last but not least, by contemplating the situation in Iraq and Isis, the presenters invited the audience to rethink the responsibility to protect - and specifically the responsibility to rebuild - as imperatives in the wake of an international intervention.