News from 2011

John Heathershaw invited to speak at conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

On 6-7 December, 2011, John Heathershaw (Senior Lecturer in International Relations) was an invited speaker at the international conference, State and Religions: the Challenges of Secularism, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Bice Maiguashca spoke at the Leeds Centre for Democratisation Studies Seminar Series.

Bice Maiguashca spoke on 'Feminism, Neo-Liberalism and the Politics of Resistance' at the Leeds Centre for Democratisation Studies Seminar Series:Feminism, Neo-Liberalism and the Politics of Resistance on 24 November 2011.

Dr. Larbi Sadiki writes about Hezbollah for the New York Times

Dr. Larbi Sadiki, a senior lecturer in Middle East politics at the University of Exeter, writes about Hezbollah for the New York Times.

UK scientists come together to help feed the 7 billion

The Universities of Exeter and Bristol, in partnership with Rothamsted Research have officially joined forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how can we sustainably feed a growing population?

Exeter Politics students spend an eventful summer in Westminster

Five University of Exeter Politics students were in the midst of the action at Westminster, on the Exeter Politics Internship Programme.

2012 Political Thought Conference

The 2012 Political Thought Conference will be held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 5-7th January.

Dr Andrew Schaap has become a series editor of 'Taking On the Political'

'Taking on the Political' is a series of monographs that offer new perspectives on contemporary political theory.

Professor Susan Banducci has been elected to Secretary of UACES

Susan has been an active member of UACES committee for 18 months and is looking forward to furthering her involvement as UACES secretary.

Dr Claire Dunlop joined expert panel for Guardian live Q&A.

Dr Claire Dunlop joined an expert panel for Guardian live Q&A.

Sandra Kröger awarded Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities Award

Sandra Kröger, Marie Curie Fellow in the Politics Unit, has been awarded a Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities Award totalling 52,718 euros.

Counter terrorism research published

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, an expert in counter-terrorism from the University of Exeter has published a book Countering al Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership.

EPOP 2011, 9-11 September 2011

EPOP 2011 was held at the University of Exeter, from 9-11 September 2011.

Using simulations to train future negotiators, mediators and leaders

29 July 2011  Professor Michael Dumper has received University funding to develop simulated political scenarios as a means of teaching the complex dynamics of fluid Middle East political situations in the classroom.

Research grant awarded for research into food security

29 July 2011  Dr Robert Fish has secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for research work enabling farmers and scientists to engage in discussions about food security.

Research grant awarded

29 July 2011 The British Academy’s Grants Committee has announced that Dr Keith Hyams has been awarded £7458 for a research project titled 'Freedom, Equality and Consent'.

South Sudan independence gains support from Exeter student

The independence of South Sudan on 9 July will be celebrated by many as it takes its first steps as a new country.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor honoured with knighthood

The University of Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Steve Smith has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to higher education locally and nationally.

Workshop: Public Service Broadcasting in Europe in the Digital Age.

This workshop on Friday 1st July investigates convergence in the regulation of public service broadcasting in Europe in a comparative context.

Workshop: Public Service Broadcasting in Europe in the Digital Age.

This workshop on Friday 1st July investigates convergence in the regulation of public service broadcasting in Europe in a comparative context.

Report reveals value of nature to UK economy

The University of Exeter has contributed to research that reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy.

Is big better in farming?

Are small family farms essential to the character of Britain? This was one of the questions posed at a recent meeting of the Family Farmers Association (FFA), held at Westminster.

Looking on the bright side

Farming has a viable future in the South West according to a recent survey of the farming community at the Devon County Show.

Three awards for Politics at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.

While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.

Research informs new government policy on hill farming

Funding of up to £26 million to support hill farmers and help some of England’s rural communities to thrive was unveiled by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Caroline Spelman.

Gold worthy practice

The University of Exeter has been endowed with a new prize for graduating students, The Hutton Prize for Excellence.

Research into the impact of public sector reform.

Professor Oliver James will participate in a 3.5 year €2.7million research programme into the impact of public sector reform.

Korean return visit to Exeter for ethical programme

The University of Exeter has played host to a group of senior civil servants from the Republic of Korea by providing a special programme on ‘Fairness and Ethics in Government’.