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The UN and Global Order

How research can support and strengthen the United Nations Please join us for a one-day conference, and launch of the UN and Global Order Programme at the University of Reading KEYNOTE SPEECHES IAN MARTIN Former Special Representative of the Secretary … Continue reading

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Leverhulme News

Christina Hellmich has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship grant to work on the project, ‘Silenced suffering: the experience of miscarriage in high-achieving women in the UK’. Catriona McKinnon has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to work with Stephen … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Studies trip to Westminster

On Wednesday 14th March students on the Parliamentary Studies module visited the Houses of Parliament for our annual outing to Westminster. We are only one of 20 universities in the UK that offer this module, and this is one of … Continue reading

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Delphi Economic Forum

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou will be travelling to Delphi in early March to give a talk at the Delphi Economic Forum on Populism and values. FacebookEmail

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Challenging Contemporary Wisdom

On 13 December 2017 the Ways of War Centre hosted the first of a series of seminars designed to challenge contemporary conventional wisdom on key defence and security issues.  Recognising the role of critical thinking to the generation of ‘intellectual advantage’, … Continue reading

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Engaging with practitioners

What do Andrea Leadsom, Matt Rodda and now, John Redwood have in common? All three MPs have taken part in Parliamentary Studies seminars this term. Reading is one of only 20 UK universities working with Parliament to run a Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Reading Centre for Climate and Justice to help protect vulnerable communities

A new research centre that will support communities threatened by climate change was launched at the University of Reading on Thursday 18th January 2018 by former Irish President and UN human rights high commissioner Mary Robinson. The Reading Centre for … Continue reading

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Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons visit to PolIR Department

Students staged their own ‘Second Referendum on Brexit’ as the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons and leading light of the Leave Campaign joined Politics and IR students for a Parliamentary Studies class at the … Continue reading

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Dr Sarah von Billerbeck – ESRC and FBA Grant Awards

Sarah and Oisín Tansey (King’s College London) were recently awarded an ESRC Standard Grant to support a three-year project entitled ‘Enabling Authoritarianism? United Nations Peacebuilding and Authoritarian Rule.’ The project, due to start in June 2018, will examine the ways … Continue reading

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The End of a Dream and the Risk of Global Chaos

Please join us for the following event, hosted by the UN and Global Order Programme (UNGOP) at the University of Reading: A book presentation and discussion by Michael von der Schulenburg: The End of a Dream and the Risk of Global Chaos.  Will … Continue reading

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