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European Centre @ POLIS

Department of Politics and International Studies
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We are a multi-disciplinary research centre based in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.

We function as a hub for European studies in Cambridge—our interests span politics, society, law, history and international relations. 

Our Centre provides a focal point for academic research on Europe as well as a space for debate about current affairs and policy-related issues. 

We will list past, and future events run by the Centre, will showcase publications of its members and will provide details about ongoing research projects.



Structure of the Centre

The main decision-making body is a Steering Committee, which is made up of the director and committee members. We also have associated members and bring together all the POLIS PhD students whose work touches upon Europe. 

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Centre Director

Director Dr Christopher Bickerton Christopher Bickerton is a Reader in Modern European Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge, and an Official Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in...

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Steering Committee Geoffrey Edwards Geoffrey Edwards is Senior Fellow in the Department and Emeritus Reader in European Studies. He is also an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He has held research posts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a number of other institutions...