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British Politics Seminar with Nick Timothy Mar 09, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Nick Timothy, Special Advisor to Theresa May until June 2017
British Politics Seminar with Brendan O'Hara Mar 02, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Brendan O'Hara, SNP MP for Argyll and Bute and Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport
British Politics Seminar with Matt Zarb-Cousin Feb 16, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Matt Zarb-Cousin, former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn
British Politics Seminar with Dame Margaret Hodge (tbc) Feb 15, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Dagenham and former Chair of Public Accounts Committee (NB: this meeting is on a Thursday)
British Politics Seminar with Ian Paisley Feb 09, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Ian Paisley, DUP MP for North Antrim
British Politics Seminar with Nia Griffith Feb 08, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Nia Griffith, Labour MP for Llanelli and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (NB: this meeting is on a Thursday)
British Politics Seminar with John Kerr [Lord Kerr of Kinlochard] Jan 26, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
John Kerr [Lord Kerr of Kinlochard], Cross-bench peer, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1997-2002) and drafter of Article 50. All University members are welcome (and non-members by application to the seminar convenors)
British Politics Seminar with Simone Finn [Baroness Finn] and Polly McKenzie Jan 19, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
For the first British Politics Seminar of the term we welcome Simone Finn [Baroness Finn] and Polly McKenzie, respectively Conservative and Liberal Democrat Special Advisors during the 2010-15 Coalition. All University members are welcome (and non-members by application to the seminar convenors)
ESRG Seminar and VIADUCT Lecture: Funda Tekin (University of Cologne) Nov 23, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
Dr Funda Tekin (University of Cologne) will guide the next European Studies Reading Group (ESRG) on 'Drivers and brakemen in EU-Turkey relations - Which Road Ahead?'
Gisela Stuart - 'Why leave the EU' Nov 16, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
The European Centre welcomes Gisela Stuart, former Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, who will speak on the topic 'Why leave the EU'
Austria: Visegrád or West? Nov 16, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM Room SG1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
What will a prospective 31-year-old Austrian Head of Government mean for Austria and Europe at large?
Professor Sven Biscop - 'European defence and the UK: time for a continental strategy?' Nov 02, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
The European Centre welcomes Prof Biscop from Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations who will speak on the topic 'European defence and the UK: time for a continental strategy?'
Professor Arne Niemann - 'The European refugee crisis and the reform of Frontex: insights from neofunctionalist theorizing' Oct 12, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Room 138, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
The European Centre welcomes Professor Arne Niemann who will come to Cambridge as a visitor of the DAAD-Cambridge research hub
Dr Ariella Huff - 'From writing about Parliaments to working in one' Oct 05, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
The European Centre @ POLIS is delighted to welcome (back) Dr Ariella Huff who will kick off this term's seminar programme with the topic 'From writing about Parliaments to working in one'
The Normalisation of Far Right Politics in Europe Mar 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DA,
The CU Belgian Society, the CU European Society, the CU French Society and the CU German Society jointly organise an expert discussion on the new Far Right in modern-day Europe, with perspectives from history, sociology and politics/international relations
Luigi Scazzieri: 'From the constitutional referendum to elections: a snapshot of Italian politics' Mar 10, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Room S1, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
On Friday 10th March, Luigi Scazzieri, this year's Clara O'Donnell Fellow will give a talk on 'From the constitutional referendum to elections: a snapshot of Italian politics' at 1pm in S1, ARB
Antcliffe Lecture 2017 with Baroness Wheatcroft - Politics in the Post-Truth Age Mar 09, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Kaetsu Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge CB3 0DF,
A lecture by Baroness Wheatcroft, former editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Sunday Telegraph
"Europe and the Great Powers: Playing our Trump Cards" talk with Sven Biscop Mar 07, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT,
British Politics Seminar with Lord Lisvane & Book Launch with Julie Smith Mar 03, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Lord Lisvane, former Clerk of the House of Commons, will talk about parliamentary practices, including on many of the EU treaties that Parliament has debated over the years. Immediately after Lord Lisvane’s seminar at 6pm, Julie will be launching her new book, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017)
British Politics Seminar with Mark Field MP Feb 24, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Linnett Room, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Vice-Chairman (International) of the Conservative Party will speak on the Conservatives’ international relations in light of Brexit and Trump
Cambridge & Brexit: Discussing our future Feb 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ,
The conference provides a space of reflection and discussion for the Greater Cambridge community on the UK’s present and future relationship with the EU as seen from Cambridge. The conference is open to all. Places available online and on the door.
Dutch Elections - Roundtable Feb 23, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF,
The Pembroke Politics Society and the Department of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) invite Clive Betts, Matthijs Rooduijn and Melle Garschagen to discuss the upcoming general elections in the Netherlands. The roundtable is chaired by Pieter van Houten.
British Politics Seminar: "Where next for Northern Ireland?" Feb 17, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Linnett Room, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
A roundtable discussion with Dr Ultán Gillen (historian, University of Teesside), Kaitlin Ball (PhD candidate at POLIS) and Ruaidhri Dowling (Head of the Irish Community and Cultural Division, Irish Embassy to the UK). The discussion will be introduced by Peter Sloman and chaired by Barry Colfer of POLIS
European Studies Reading Group: Thomas Diez (University of Tübingen) Feb 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Room 119, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
Prof Thomas Diez (University of Tübingen) will guide the next European Studies Reading Group on 'Interrogating Normative Power Europe'. In particular, we would like to invite all interested graduate students to join us for this session.
British Politics Seminar with Lynne Featherstone [Baroness Featherstone] Feb 10, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Linnett Room, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Lynne Featherstone [Baroness Featherstone], Lib Dem spokesperson on Climate Change will speak on "Equal Marriage: Life with Theresa [in the Home Office]" about her experiences in Coalition Government
British Politics Seminar with Dafydd Wigley [Lord Wigley] Feb 03, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Linnett Room, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN,
Dafydd Wigley [Lord Wigley], former leader of Plaid Cymru will speak on “Wales, the UK and the EU”
European Studies Reading Group: Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Bamberg) Feb 02, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Room 138, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
Prof Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Bamberg) will guide the next European Studies Reading Group on 'Strong institutions, weak policy change: The role of EU institutions in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice'. In particular, we would like to invite all interested graduate students to join us for this session.
POLIS Departmental Seminar with Dr Julie Smith Jan 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Room 138, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
Departmental Seminar with Dr Julie Smith: Destination still unknown - the UK's relations with the EU
What is happening in the Middle East and what can the EU do about it? Apr 29, 2016 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM Room B3, Institute of Criminology,
Speaker: Dr Nick Westcott, European External Action Service, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa
The Energy Union and its implications for the energy security of the European Union Dec 11, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Room 119, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
Speaker: Bernd Biervert, Deputy Head of Cabinet to the Commissioner for the Energy Union

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New blog post by Sebastian Steingass on the LSE Brexit blog

Feb 22, 2018

In aid and development, Britain’s long-accumulated expertise is valuable to the EU, writes Sebastian Steingass in his latest blog post published on the LSE Brexit blog

E-IR blog post by Vladimir Kmec: Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

Jan 16, 2018

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs

European Centre Seminar Series Lent Term 2018

Jan 12, 2018

The European Centre @ POLIS is delighted to announce its seminar programme for Lent Term 2018. We are delighted to invite you to the second annual POLIS-Robinson College seminar series in British Politics. For more information, please see the 'events' section

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