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Associate Professor, Politics
Chair, Latin American Studies
Committee Chair, International Studies Concentration

Interview – Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani discusses Latin American politics, regional issues and the role of militaries, as well as the benefits of using of films and documentaries in her work.

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, an instrument of UNESCO, highlights the complexities and politics of cultural protections.

Interview – Alice Hill

Interview – Alice Hill

Alice Hill discusses her work on resilience and climate change, how to encourage policy-makers to incorporate resilience and what more could be done by elected officials.

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past — a Call for a Truth Commission

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past — a Call for a Truth Commission

The creation of a truth commission in Myanmar will address the country’s past and help overcome the current democratic deadlock without sacrificing past progress.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo meeting with her counterpart Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Chen Xiaodong, in Pretoria. 22/08/2017

To What Extent Has China’s Security Policy Evolved in Sub-saharan Africa?

China’s security policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa has grown more interventionist as its economic ties deepen and its desire to protect Chinese citizens abroad increases.

Interview – Tristen Naylor

Interview – Tristen Naylor

Tristen Naylor considers the English School research agenda, his theory of ‘international social closure’, global governance, and fieldwork at the G20 and G7.

Reflexivity and Autobiography within International Relations Theory

Reflexivity and Autobiography within International Relations Theory

Autobiographical IR transcends an ontologically fixed subject and object, opting instead to deconstruct their nature and complicate their interactions with reflexivity.

Interview – Laurence Payot

Interview – Laurence Payot

Artist Laurence Payot talks about her projects gathering stories from refugees and displaced people across the UK, identity, and the ways art can influence politics.

Decolonising World Politics: Anti-Colonial Movements Beyond the Nation-State

Decolonising World Politics: Anti-Colonial Movements Beyond the Nation-State

Nationalism does not determine an anti-colonial movement’s success because it does not capture the transnational and intersectional nature of colonial legacies.

Interview – Giorgos Kallis

Interview – Giorgos Kallis

Giorgos Kallis talks about his work on global inequality, the agenda of ‘degrowth’ and its effectiveness, eco-socialism, un-disciplined research and the concept of limits.

Kaliningrad’s Energy Self-sufficiency: Potentials and Opportunities

Kaliningrad’s Energy Self-sufficiency: Potentials and Opportunities

Relations between the EU and Russia have sparked concerns regarding energy relations, notably with respect to Kaliningrad’s energy security.

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