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Dr Barry Ryan has co-edited a special issue on Maritime Security.

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Probation Quarterly September Edition available

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Dr Sophie Allen, a lecturer in philosophy at Keele University, will be appearing at the How the Light Gets In festival in London on Saturday 21 September.

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Dr Lorna Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social, Political and Global Studies, recently participated in events relating to two of her main research interests: the Commonwealth and the League of Nations. On the first of these she was one of three panellists at a London public meeting in May to discuss the question, ‘Is the Commonwealth really 70?’. In June she gave a paper to a conference held at The National Archives and the palatial Lancaster House in Central London to commemorate the centenary of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

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Dr Helen Parr, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History (SPIRE), contributed an analysis post to The UK in a Changing Europe (https://ukandeu.ac.uk/).

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Naveed S. Sheikh, Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment, was interviewed as Foreign Policy Expert by Express.co.uk on the current tensions between, on the one hand, Iran and, on the other, the US and UK.

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SPIRE PhD researcher John Beales has been chosen to take part in the 2019 ‘TV PhD’ talent development scheme for emerging academics.

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Keele has been ranked in the Top 3 universities in England to study politics in the Guardian University Guide 2020 behind only Cambridge and Oxford.

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Jon Herbert, Keele University; Andrew Wroe, University of Kent, and Trevor McCrisken, University of Warwick write for The Conversation UK.

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Politics and International Relations at Keele were ranked 4th in the UK (3rd in England, closely behind Oxford and Cambridge) in the latest university league tables published by The Guardian.

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Keele’s Professor Helen Parr has received the prestigious 2019 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History and also the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2019 for her book Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper.

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Dr Barry Ryan, Senior Lecturer in SPIRE, has just published an article on biopower, police reform and human rights in The International Journal of Human Rights.

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Professor Helen Parr announced as winner of the Longman-History Prize.

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On 3rd June 2019 five of our International Relations second years were awarded United Nations Association bursaries to attend an evening celebrating the life and legacy of Kofi Annan

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Keele University’s Professor Helen Parr has been interviewed for the BBC History Magazine in an article about whether the future of Nato is under threat.

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Professor Helen Parr has been awarded the 2018 Templer Medal by the Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) for her book Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper - and is also the first ever woman to do so.

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A Keele research project led by Dr Helen Wells, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, and Dr Leanne Savigar, PhD Research Assistant in Criminology, has launched a compendium reviewing the innovations currently in operation aimed at reducing mobile phone use by drivers.

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President Trump’s refusal to play the Washington game pleases his base but limits his ability to fulfil his campaign promises. It’s just one of the many reasons this extraordinary president is delivering a very ordinary presidency, according to a new book from Keele University US politics expert Dr Jon Herbert.

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The 1,000th meeting of the Keele World Affairs series took place earlier this month, after almost 40 years of continuous debate and discussion with over 500 renowned speakers.

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A research team from Keele University has reported their findings into the causes and consequences of the English 2011 riots, linking sense of identity and anti-police sentiment to how and why the riots spread.

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Keele’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise Professor David Amigoni has published a new collection, Creativity in Later Life: Beyond Late Style, a study of ageing and its relationships with creativity and the arts.

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The Ambassador, accompanied by his wife and colleagues from the Chinese Embassy, was welcomed as a guest speaker in the Keele World Affairs series

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The new international diplomacy programme jointly delivered by Keele University and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in China has welcomed its first 80 students with a day of celebrations.

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Professor James Tartaglia: 'I'm gonna tell you The Meaning of Life': A Jazz-Philosophy Fusion Performance with Live Music.

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Dr Helen Parr, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University, recently published ‘Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper’ to critical acclaim.

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On the 17th October, a group of SPIRE students visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Cabinet Office, invited by SPIRE graduates James Waller and Joshua Colebourne, to learn about issues in British security and about careers in the Civil Service.

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A new international diplomacy programme jointly delivered by Keele University and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in China has welcomed its first 80 students with a day of celebrations.

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Evidence from Kyril Drezov, SPIRE lecturer in Politics and Director of the Keele South East Europe Unit has been used to formulate UK government policy on the states of the Western Balkan region.

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Keele is very pleased to announce that five Athena SWAN awards have been confirmed for its schools and research institutes.

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The College of Policing has published an important report highlighting the Police Knowledge Fund (PKF), a national programme of fourteen collaborative research projects, funded by the College with HEFCE and the Home Office.

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SPIRE was recently visited by one of the first cohort of students for the new International Relations degree, which was inaugurated in 1974.

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Change in the Social Work programmes.

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For the second year running, a Keele Social Work student has won the BASW Social Work essay prize!

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Many congratulations to all our graduating students from all at School of Social Science and Public Policy July 2018

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Hear our prize winners stories ...

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Sorin Baiasu, Professor of Philosophy, writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Rebecca Leach, Head of the School, Social Science and Public Policy, recently delivered an interactive presentation to Year 10-11 students visiting Keele as part of the University's Real Keele event.

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Xuebing Cao, Lecturer in Industrial Relations, writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University has signed a new partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) to deliver a joint undergraduate programme.

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Professor Bulent Gokay has just returned from delivering one of the key papers in the Second World Congress on Marxism in Peking University - China's highest ranking institution.

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A number of thought provoking presentations and discussions ensured that the day was a success!

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Sarah Tiplady, SPIRE PhD Candidate, was awarded the 2018 Richard E. Neustadt Postgraduate Paper Prize.

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