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December 2015

Dr Peter Allen awarded ESRC and British Academy grants
21 December 2015

Dr Robbie Shilliam talks about his public engagement work
14 December 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, The future of French politics
13 December 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron's 'Brexit' riddle: Row with EU or row with Eurosceptics?
13 December 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Critics line up on role of graduate outcomes in TEF
6 December 2015

ULIP and QMUL to launch new joint European politics seminar series
6 December 2015

UACES 46th Annual Conference 2016 | Call for Panels and Papers
4 December 2015

Jennifer Thomson, A court just made a landmark ruling for abortion rights in Northern Ireland
3 December 2015

Professor Michael Kenny awarded WJM MacKenzie Prize for best book
2 December 2015

Dr Christopher Phillips, Britain must not escalate the conflict in Syria
2 December 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Vote on airstrikes reveals rift in Labour Party
1 December 2015

November 2015

Professor Tim Bale, New women’s political party in Britain demands faster equality
27 November 2015

Dr Christopher Phillips, Cameron plans to extend UK’s military role against ISIS
26 November 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, Migration and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean
26 November 2015

Professor Kimberly Hutchings speaks about gendered rhetorics at Trent University
25 November 2015

UK has worst October deficit since 2009 in blow to Osborne
20 November 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Does everybody need a winter fuel allowance?
20 November 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Naïve use of economic sanctions is ‘irresponsible’
13 November 2015

October 2015

Meet TJ Stubbs, BA International Relations student, and Founder of Stubbs Coffee
29 October 2015
TJ tells how he got started, and how his love of coffee merges with being a QMUL student as well as his programme of study. Get your own Stubbs Coffee at QMUL Makers Market, today at QM Students' Union.

Adam Fagan discusses EU policy in the Western Balkans at UK House of Lords
29 October 2015

Expressions of Interest - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
27 October 2015

Professor James Dunkerley, Bolivian president Evo Morales: Man of the people
26 October 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, UK reviews powers of House of Lords after tax vote
26 October 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Book Review, Margaret Thatcher: the Authorised Biography. Volume Two: Everything She Wants
24 October 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Headlines from Asia
21 October 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Notes from the Tory fringe, where everyone is playing nicely – for now
6 October 2015

Professor Tim Bale, How split are Britain’s political parties over Europe?
6 October 2015

QMUL Student Zoe Ballantyne awarded internship at the World Health Organization
1 October 2015
 Zoe Ballantyne is a student on the MSc Global Health, Law and Governance programme. As part of her studies, she took the module ‘Global Politics of Health’ offered at the School of Politics and International Relations. She is currently an Intern at the World Health Organization:WHO.  Here she explains more about her experience.

September 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, Bill Gates and UN Say Malaria Could Be Eradicated by 2040
28 September 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, Refugee crisis: is the EU moving forward?
25 September 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Tory party members are more right-wing than Ukip members
23 September 2015

Professor Tim Bale, The PM, the pig, the tax status and the donor
21 September 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Leftist Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Labour Party
12 September 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Seismic events in Labour pivotal in the battle over the territorial soul of the UK state
12 September 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Meet the man shaking up Britain’s political establishment
4 September 2015

August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, The headlines in Asia
31 August 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Vital lessons for Labour from Miliband’s failure
28 August 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Charisma: Pinning down the butterfly
24 August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Thai junta turning tragedy to farce
21 August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Bangkok bombing blame game speaks volumes about the state of Thai politics
19 August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Who could be behind the Bangkok bombing?
19 August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Explosion in central Bangkok kills at least 20
18 August 2015

New Publication: Europeanization of the Western Balkans, Environmental Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia
17 August 2015

Politics and International Relations first in the Russell Group for Student Satisfaction
12 August 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Labour urgently needs more women members to avoid 'all male meetings'
10 August 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Transatlantic political twins? Trump and Corbyn defy centrist wisdom
6 August 2015

Dr Lee Jones, The latest headlines from Asia
4 August 2015

July 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Don’t rejoice at Labour’s meltdown: One pro-business party is not enough
30 July 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Looking at Asia’s latest headlines
28 July 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Britain's Landslide 1945 Election
24 July 2015

Dr Lee Jones, The perpetual financial crisis of UK higher education
23 July 2015

Professor Tim Bale, A Corbyn-inspired split would be a Labour catastrophe – just look across the Channel
23 July 2015

Professor Kimberly Hutchings awarded BISA’s Distinguished Contribution Prize
20 July 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, The risk for Labour is permanent irrelevance
19 July 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Labour on wrong side of argument as far as English votes for English laws are concerned
15 July 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Haves and have-nots are Labour’s path back to power
13 July 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Chancellor Osborne tests new powers with eye on leadership
7 July 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, Big infrastructure: getting gender and the needs of women wrong
6 July 2015

Daniel Gover, Evel row as Tories accused of giving up on the Union
2 July 2015

Professor Tim Bale, "Three-thirds of Conservative MPs are Eurosceptic"
2 July 2015

June 2015

Dr Paul Copeland, The real reason Cameron is outlining his EU plans over dinner in Brussels
25 June 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Look behind you: how Labour can avoid the threat of Ukip
24 June 2015

East London Politics Partnership Teachers Conference 2015
24 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Who will win the Labour leadership election? It's a little early to tell
22 June 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Europe’s flagging centre-left must get to grips with the politics of national identity
19 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron risks losing grassroots support if EU plan fails
17 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Heir to Blair? Britain’s defeated Labour Party seeks a new leader to restore its fortunes
17 June 2015

Dr Lee Jones, North Korea drought increases famine fears
17 June 2015

Dr Lee Jones, How is the Magna Carta relevant today?
15 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Four Labour contenders search for a winning formula
15 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, EU in/out referendum: Just 15 per cent of Tories want UK to leave
12 June 2015

Dr Anne Kershen, Time when England said ‘welcome'
12 June 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, The media loves the Gates Foundation but some experts are more sceptical
10 June 2015

Dr Emma Sanderson-Nash, Sparkling and inspiring: Charles Kennedy was a rare politician
2 June 2015

Alex Challis, The role of a Research Manager
1 June 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Fight or flight: On rationality and resilience in the Labour party
1 June 2015

May 2015

Dr Lee Jones, A look at the headlines in Asia
27 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Labour’s Tom Watson steps into limelight
26 May 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, UKIP didn’t invent English nationalism – it’s been brewing for years
21 May 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Rohingya migrant crisis
21 May 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, Visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone to research Civil-Military co-operation in the Ebola response
18 May 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, Turmoil in UK's Labour Party after election loss
18 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Trade unions and the Labour Party
18 May 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, It was the 35% strategy that lost Labour the general election
12 May 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Britain faces crucial choices
12 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Where did it go wrong for Ed Miliband?
12 May 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, Best-ever election for women gives Britain a more balanced cabinet
12 May 2015

Dr Paul Copeland, David Cameron has promised too much on Europe – and that could mean a Brexit
12 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron Names Record Number of Women to Post-Election Cabinet
11 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, UK braces for battle over Europe after Cameron’s victory
8 May 2015

Dr Françoise Boucek, Cameron is an easier situation than Major was in 1992
8 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Substance or Style? Labour Leader Banks on Geek Appeal
7 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Chaos to the Left, Chaos to the Right: Britain’s Ominous Choice
6 May 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, Nicola Sturgeon has triumphed over Britain’s sexist press – and that’s good for all women
6 May 2015

Professor Tim Bale, In British election campaign, the centre cannot hold
4 May 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, How the major UK parties are trying to court women’s votes
3 May 2015

April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, App suggests parties may have less room for manoeuvre on coalition options than they’d like
29 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Work with a think tank
27 April 2015

Dr Lee Jones, Disaster diplomacy in Nepal
27 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, How Labour lost Scotland to the SNP
27 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron looks more like a captive than a captain of his party
26 April 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, Talk of a divided union does not reflect English opinion
23 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race
23 April 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, Deaths at sea: scant hope for the future from Europe’s history of failure on migrants
22 April 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, What’s wrong with political manifestos, and how to fix them
22 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Tories overplay the Scottish peril
20 April 2015

Dr Judith Bara, Reality Check: Do parties keep manifesto pledges?
17 April 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, What can Europe do to avoid migrant boat tragedies?
16 April 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, The Women’s Vote: Can a single gender really be grouped as one?
15 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Nick Clegg, a star of Britain’s 2010 Election, faces a tough fight
15 April 2015

Professor Michael Kenny granted fellowship with the Centre on Constitutional Change
14 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Curb your cynicism: politicians do keep their manifesto promises
14 April 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, UKIP uses women’s rights as a trojan horse to attack minorities
13 April 2015

Dr Rainbow Murray, What’s behind the shortage of women in politics?
10 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale, UK general election: ‘Happy Warrior’ confronts bomber pilot
10 April 2015

Researchers at QMUL launch app to match voters with parties
8 April 2015

Dr Patrick Diamond, What will the three main party’s manifestos tell us?
7 April 2015

Professor Tim Bale,The Napoleonic truth about coalitions: getting most seats doesn’t mean you win
6 April 2015

SPIR academic staff recognised at annual Education Awards
6 April 2015

Dr Françoise Boucek, Sarkozy’s French local election victory sets the stage for the run up to the next presidential election
2 April 2015

March 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Chillaxed David Cameron drops a bombshell
24 March 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, Global health institutions ignore misery for women in Ebola-affected regions
21 March 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, Tunisia terror attack threatens fledgling democracy
19 March 2015

Professor Tim Professor Tim Bale, It’s difficult to respond well to a Budget – but that’s what Labour must do todayBale, Can the ‘Lizard of Oz’ win the election for the Conservatives?
18 March 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Can the ‘Lizard of Oz’ win the election for the Conservatives?
17 March 2015

Professor Tim Bale, David Cameron's interview with Buzzfeed is nothing new
16 March 2015

Dr Peter Allen, Osborne seeking to swing election with final budget
10 March 2015

Professor Tim Bale, What kind of PM would Miliband Make?
6 March 2015

Future of the UK hangs in the balance, according to experts at Mile End Institute launch event
2 March 2015

February 2015

Dr Robbie Shilliam, Racial discrimination still exists in top universities
26 February 2015

Dr Sophie Harman, Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief
25 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron's glitzy ties to rich donors hurt him before UK election
24 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Two party political system is under unprecedented pressure
23 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, We still haven’t had ‘the first internet election’
19 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, ESRC Grant Success
19 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Alan Johnson interview
12 February 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, The rise of the Anglosphere
6 February 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Fringe parties thrive as UK voters cut old ties
2 February 2015

January 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Are voters interested in the deficit?
28 January 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Britain braces for election that could herald EU exit
27 January 2015

Dr Sarah Wolff, Managing borders in the world’s deadliest migration destination
23 January 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Would Britain accept a Jewish Prime Minister?
23 January 2015

SPIR Celebrates Excellent Research Rankings in REF2014
22 January 2015

Professor Tim Bale, European far right fuelled by Paris terrorist attacks
15 January 2015

Professor Michael Kenny, What does it mean to be English?
14 January 2015

Professor Tim Bale, Does ‘effortless’ Cameron lack belief
12 January 2015

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