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Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:21 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Svenja Bethke suggests that only by confronting the difficult and painful aspects of the past can we understand how to prevent events like the Holocaust happening in the future

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Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:15 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s departure is good news for the ANC and bad news for the opposition

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Anthill 22: Sex

Anthill 22: Sex

Posted by ap507 at Feb 14, 2018 04:55 PM |

Professor Teela Sanders features in episode of The Conversation's podcast discussing the Beyond the Gaze project

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''Russia is particularly adept at operations involving cyber techniques''

''Russia is particularly adept at operations involving cyber techniques''

Posted by ap507 at Feb 12, 2018 10:30 AM |

Dr Rob Dover discusses a recent visit of Russian special services to the USA, their relations with the overseas colleagues and the power of Russian intelligence

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Antibiotic resistance fight could get a little help from ants

Antibiotic resistance fight could get a little help from ants

Posted by ap507 at Feb 07, 2018 05:15 PM |

Dr Rob Hammond and PhD candidate Charlie Durant from our Department of Genetics and Genome Biology discuss how scientists are on the hunt for new ways to attack harmful microbes

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Are some cultures less trusting than others?

Are some cultures less trusting than others?

Posted by ap507 at Jan 31, 2018 12:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Drs Eva Krockow, Andrew Colman and Briony Pulford discuss how different cultures do not necessarily differ in the amount of trust but in the type of trust that they display

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 Call Me By Your Name – and why love and friendship were better understood in premodern times

Call Me By Your Name – and why love and friendship were better understood in premodern times

Posted by ap507 at Jan 24, 2018 10:29 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr David Clark discusses how Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your Name offers positive messages and profoundly premodern meditations on friendship

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We can use colour to communicate how we feel – here’s how

We can use colour to communicate how we feel – here’s how

Posted by ap507 at Jan 22, 2018 02:29 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Nuala Morse discusses ways in which we can use colour to develop non-verbal approaches to assess mood and well-being outcomes

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The best books on Anthropocene Oceans

The best books on Anthropocene Oceans

Posted by ap507 at Jan 19, 2018 02:00 PM |

Geologist Professor Jan Zalasiewicz discusses the danger posed to oceans by the Anthropocene – and how we can work together to protect them

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Delivering Sexual Harassment

Delivering Sexual Harassment

Posted by ap507 at Jan 18, 2018 04:26 PM |

Professor Jo Brewis from our School of Business explores the ways in which the gig economy is providing an insidious new means for women to be exposed to sexual harassment. When strangers know phone numbers and addresses, how safe can women be?

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The three barriers blocking Zimbabwe’s progress: Zanu-PF, Mnangagwa and the military

The three barriers blocking Zimbabwe’s progress: Zanu-PF, Mnangagwa and the military

Posted by ap507 at Jan 02, 2018 09:22 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr James Hamill discusses the major barriers to a decisive break from the corrupt and dysfunctional political system that has been playing out in Zimbabwe

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What is public Euroscepticism?

What is public Euroscepticism?

Posted by ap507 at Dec 20, 2017 10:30 AM |

Dr Simona Guerra from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses attitudes towards the EU after the 2016 British referendum

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Even if separatist parties win the Catalan election, international law doesn’t provide a right to independence

Even if separatist parties win the Catalan election, international law doesn’t provide a right to independence

Posted by ap507 at Dec 20, 2017 09:57 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, PhD student George Revel from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses how voters in Catalonia will go to the polls on December 21 in an election triggered by the recent crisis over the region’s declaration of independence from Spain

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Reflections on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017

Reflections on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017

Posted by ap507 at Dec 20, 2017 09:50 AM |

Dr Rosie Campbell OBE and Professor Teela Sanders discuss International Day to end Violence Against Sex Workers, which took place on Sunday 17 December

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Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Posted by ap507 at Dec 15, 2017 11:00 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses how Mnangagwa will soon have to confront a series of dilemmas

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What would be a ‘Good’ Brexit for Leicester and Leicestershire?

What would be a ‘Good’ Brexit for Leicester and Leicestershire?

Posted by ap507 at Dec 13, 2017 10:08 AM |

Professor Adam Cygan discusses how the County was divided over the question of Brexit and what the future may hold

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How our discovery of Julius Caesar’s first landing point in Britain could change history

How our discovery of Julius Caesar’s first landing point in Britain could change history

Posted by ap507 at Nov 29, 2017 04:26 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick discusses new evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain

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Select committee inquiries on Brexit: opportunities and challenges

Select committee inquiries on Brexit: opportunities and challenges

Posted by ap507 at Nov 23, 2017 09:30 AM |

Philip Lynch, Associate professor in politics and Richard Whitaker, Associate Professor in European Politics consider the extent and possible effects of select committee composition in terms of the Leave versus Remain division

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Select committee composition: the Brexit divide

Select committee composition: the Brexit divide

Posted by ap507 at Nov 23, 2017 09:30 AM |

Philip Lynch, Associate professor in politics and Richard Whitaker, Associate Professor in European Politics assess how the new government select committees look in terms of their members’ preferences in the EU referendum and how much has this changed since the 2015-17 Parliament

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China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting

China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting

Posted by ap507 at Nov 22, 2017 11:25 AM |

China is dismantling the barriers impeding a war-fighting posture. Does that spell the end of No First Use, questions Dr James Johnson from our School of History, Politics and International Relations

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