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Expert opinions cover ransomware, arms races, Brexit, migrant workers and NASA's Juno mission

Expert opinions cover ransomware, arms races, Brexit, migrant workers and NASA's Juno mission

Posted by ap507 at May 26, 2017 12:55 PM |

The Conversation and Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 11 - 26 May

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The secret peacemaker: A quiet leader of our time

The secret peacemaker: A quiet leader of our time

Posted by ajw108 at May 22, 2017 12:10 PM |

Intermediary between the British government and the IRA with Leicester connections, has died aged 80.

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Expert opinions cover Donald Trump, South Africa, British military, Kurds and higher education

Expert opinions cover Donald Trump, South Africa, British military, Kurds and higher education

Posted by ap507 at May 10, 2017 10:55 AM |

The Conversation and Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 27 April - 10 May

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"Has South Africa Finally Reached a Tipping Point in Zuma's Disastrous Presidency?", Article by James Hamill

Posted by eb231 at May 08, 2017 04:14 PM |

In this article for World Politics Review, James Hamill of the School of History, Politics & International Relations assesses the continuing crisis around the Zuma presidency in South Africa and what it means for the health of South African democracy.

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Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at May 02, 2017 11:55 AM |

From future technology to the enduring popularity of James Bond, Leicester experts have contributed a wide variety of opinion articles to the platform

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Academic discusses research into public attitudes following EU referendum

Academic discusses research into public attitudes following EU referendum

Posted by ap507 at May 02, 2017 09:45 AM |

On Thursday 27 April Dr Simona Guerra joined a panel at the LSE to discuss Brexit and why British citizens voted to leave the European Union

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EXPERT COMMENT: 'Donald’s Disappointing Days: Trump’s First Hundred Days in Office'

EXPERT COMMENT: 'Donald’s Disappointing Days: Trump’s First Hundred Days in Office'

Posted by es328 at Apr 28, 2017 03:43 PM |

Dr Andrew Johnstone, from the School of History, Politics and International Relations, has discussed President Donald Trump's first 100 days as American President

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Brexit impact to be discussed at free event

Brexit impact to be discussed at free event

Posted by ap507 at Apr 26, 2017 09:55 AM |

Forum on Friday 12 May focuses on Brexit and Ireland and impact on UK-Ireland relations

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Expert opinions cover Trump, Theresa May, cyber wars and Le Pen

Expert opinions cover Trump, Theresa May, cyber wars and Le Pen

Posted by ap507 at Apr 25, 2017 12:48 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 13 - 26 April

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Leicester researchers to explore Parliament and the Brexit process

Leicester researchers to explore Parliament and the Brexit process

Posted by pt91 at Apr 21, 2017 11:59 AM |

Funding for project that will explore effectiveness of Parliament in scrutinising and responding to challenges of Brexit

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Leicester expert discusses recent tensions between the US and North Korea

Leicester expert discusses recent tensions between the US and North Korea

Posted by ap507 at Apr 20, 2017 09:55 AM |

Dr Andrew Futter writes article for Think: Leicester about how the Trump Administration may be seeking to neuter the growing North Korean nuclear and missile aspirations through the use of cyber attacks

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Expert comments on Theresa May's General Election announcement

Expert comments on Theresa May's General Election announcement

Posted by ap507 at Apr 19, 2017 02:50 PM |

Dr Rob Dover discusses why the announcement comes as a surprise and what its outcome may be

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Expert opinions cover Brexit, Gibraltar, airstrikes in Syria, and Russia

Expert opinions cover Brexit, Gibraltar, airstrikes in Syria, and Russia

Posted by es328 at Apr 12, 2017 09:50 AM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 6 - 12 April

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Expert opinions cover Brexit, women's protests in South Korea and Boko Haram

Expert opinions cover Brexit, women's protests in South Korea and Boko Haram

Posted by ap507 at Apr 03, 2017 01:40 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 30 March - 5 April

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22 Funded PhD places available across the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

22 Funded PhD places available across the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Posted by vs156 at Mar 31, 2017 02:46 PM |

Schools and departments across the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities have been awarded posts for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) for September 2017 entry.

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Experts respond to triggering of Article 50 and Brexit

Experts respond to triggering of Article 50 and Brexit

Posted by ap507 at Mar 29, 2017 04:40 PM |

On the day Article 50 is triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May, University researchers discuss Brexit and the future of the UK

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Expert opinions cover social mobility, Martin McGuinness, China’s anti-ship missiles and post-Brexit immigration

Expert opinions cover social mobility, Martin McGuinness, China’s anti-ship missiles and post-Brexit immigration

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2017 12:58 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 23-29 March

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Academic discusses Martin McGuinness in a BBC Radio Leicester interview

Academic discusses Martin McGuinness in a BBC Radio Leicester interview

Posted by es328 at Mar 21, 2017 03:35 PM |

Dr Richard Butler discusses the life of controversial Irish political figure who passed away on 21 March

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Article Published in Wold Politics Review

Posted by eb231 at Mar 21, 2017 10:54 AM |

James Hamill, in the School of History and Politics, recently published an article in the World Politics Review entitled "Why the Military Continues to Cast a Long Shadow Over African Politics"

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New International Studies Unit to launch at our University

New International Studies Unit to launch at our University

Posted by ap507 at Mar 10, 2017 04:45 PM |

The Kurdistan International Studies Unit inaugurates its opening on 16 March with its first Annual Symposium dedicated to the Victims of Halabja, part of the Anfal Genocide

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