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Cameron's veto: a calamitous break with the past?

Posted on 20 December 2011 '...A muted core of reluctant support lies at the mainstream of Britain's relationship with the EC/EU' argues Helen Parr.
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Keele Student attends COP17

Posted on 19 December 2011 Helen Shanshan Ding attended the 17th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa.
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The Arab Spring

Posted on 19 December 2011 Naveed Sheikh was invited to give a guest lecture on the topic "The Arab Spring and the Polyphony of Political Islam: Notes on Notes, Refrains, Choirs and Song Sheets" at the Makhtoum Institute for the Study of Muslims and Islam.

Australian academic tour

Posted on 15 November 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero gave a keynote address at the University of Sydney at an interdisciplinary conference on Biosecurity, Resilience and Government.
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Epistemologies of the Political, the Global and the International

Posted on 11 November 2011 The Emerging Securities Unit (SPIRE/RISS) hosted on the 7th of November 2011, its research workshop 'Epistemologies of the Political, the Global and the International'.
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Maritime Insurance Assemblages in the 21st Century

Posted on 31 October 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero (SPIRE, Emerging Securities Unit/RISS) gave a public lecture at the University of Kassel, Germany, analysing the strategies developed by the maritime insurance industry in the last decade to secure sea lanes from piracy events.
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Dr Sorin Baiasu delivers keynote address

Posted on 25 October 2011 Dr Sorin Baiasu, delivered a keynote address at the international workshop ‘Cosmopolitanism and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense’ at the Institute of Advanced Studies, New Europe College, Bucharest.
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Visiting professorship in Hamburg

Posted on 12 October 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero, has been appointed Visiting Professor in Hamburg

SPIRE student publishes article on election system

Posted on 25 July 2011 Stephen Bennett was successful in having his article 'Choosing an election system is worth a vote' published in the Congleton Chronicle, 14 April 2011.
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2011 summer graduation

Posted on 22 July 2011 Following the 2011 summer graduation, SPIRE awarded a number of School and University undergraduate prizes.
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Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero awarded a Parsons Visitor grant

Posted on 21 July 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero awarded a Parsons Visitor grant by the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

Children's understandings of peak oil

Posted on 21 July 2011 Professor Bulent Gokay, from SPIRE, and Dr. Farzana Shain, Senior Lecturer in Education, have received a British Academy Small Grant of £7,004 for a project titled 'Children's understandings of peak oil'

New Generation Thinker

Posted on 21 July 2011 Keele graduate Jon Adams (English and Philosophy 1995-1998) one of 10 winners of the inaugural New Generation Thinkers Scheme
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Keele student helps Congo project

Posted on 05 July 2011 Postgraduate student Matthew Barber went on a three week trip to Lubumbashi in DR Congo to help with development of a children's centre in the south east of the country.
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SPIRE lecturer invited speaker at Euro conference

Posted on 05 July 2011 Naveed Sheikh was invited to speak at a European Science Foundation Research Conference on Religion, Gender, and Human Rights in Linkoping, Sweden.
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The future of medium-sized cities

Posted on 05 July 2011 Dr Philip Catney, Dr Mark Featherstone, Professor Graham Allan and Professor Chris Phillipson held a two day ESRC seminar on the theme of 'The Future for Medium-Sized Cities'.
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Examining the extreme right in the local political arena

Posted on 04 July 2011 Dr Elisabeth Carter and Dr Philip Catney hosted a workshop at Keele on ‘The Extreme Right in the Local Arena’.
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The excess of life insurance

Posted on 21 June 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero delivered a keynote address at the conference 'Economisation of Uncertainty' that took place at the University of Helsinki on the 16-17 June, 2011.
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Posted on 08 June 2011 Student Ambassadors for SPIRE organise their first Summer Ball
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Critical Social Policy launch

Posted on 06 June 2011 Dr Sherilyn MacGregor and Dr Phil Catney took part in a one-day conference at the University of East London to launch a special issue of the journal Critical Social Policy.
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Sustainable student house

Posted on 06 June 2011 Four BSc in Environment and Sustainability students are set to turn a Barnes bungalow into an exemplar for greener, cheaper campus living.
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Political science roundtable

Posted on 02 June 2011 Professor Robert Ladrech was invited to participate in a featured roundtable at the 17th Conference of the Hungarian Political Science Association in Budapest (May, 2011).
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Keele Link awards ceremony

Posted on 02 June 2011 Dr Jonathan Parker received the award 'Academic Individual Contribution to Keelelink'
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Book launch: 21st Century Diplomacy

Posted on 02 June 2011 Dr Lorna Lloyd, Reader in International Relations and Series Editor of Continuum's new, Key Studies in Diplomacy, will be releasing the first new volume in August 2011.

The insurance of war

Posted on 01 June 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero was invited to give a keynote address at the conference 'Beyond Security Politics: Threats, risks and fears in International Relations'.
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KUSU AWARD winners 2011

Posted on 23 May 2011 Special congratulations to SPIRE students who were winners at the first KUSU Award Ceremony, held on 12th May 2011.
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Leverhulme success

Posted on 23 May 2011 Professor Andrew Dobson has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (worth £39,169)to carry out research on 'Democracy and Listening'.
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Visitors from the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs

Posted on 17 May 2011 Last week, 9 May 2011, SPIRE received visitors from the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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SPIRE staff play leading role in European conference

Posted on 04 May 2011 The Keele Forum for Philosophical Research (part of the Research Centre for SPIRE, in the Research Institute for Social Sciences) was well represented at the Joint Sessions of the European Consortium of Political Research.

SPIRE students study tour in Istanbul

Posted on 18 April 2011 Nine students from the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE), accompanied by their lecturer, Naveed Sheikh, and a co-organiser, Taptuk Emre, have returned from a one-week intensive study tour in Istanbul (April, 2011)
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Helen Parr invited speaker

Posted on 11 April 2011 Helen Parr was an invited speaker at a conference 'From Planning to Crisis Management: Time, Futures and Politics in West Germany and Britain'.
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Eco Urban Workshop

Posted on 11 April 2011 Dr Stephen Quilley and Dr Philip Catney organise a workshop to explore strategies aimed at urban regeneration through ecological modernisation and re-localisation.
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Keele WORLD AFFAIRS Recognises Chairman's 30 Year Contribution

Posted on 11 April 2011 The 400 members of the Keele World Affairs adult education programme brought their 30th anniversary series to an end on Thursday 31 March 2011, with a surprise presentation to 90-year-old Chairman Owen Powell MBE.

K - UNICEF Educate Children in Asia 2011

Posted on 06 April 2011 Students from Keele recently held a charity event film night in support of UNICEF to raise funds and awareness for the advancement of children's education in Asia.
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Turkish Delight

Posted on 31 March 2011 Keele Turkish Society, supported by SPIRE, held the first KEELE TURKISH event, a Turkish event for students, staff and visitors to view Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean culture, sample the cuisine and enjoy the Turkish, Greek and Kurdish music.
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SPIRE Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Posted on 30 March 2011 SPIRE staff receive awards form a strong filed of 120 nominations.
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Visiting Speaker - The Historian as MP

Posted on 11 March 2011 Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, visited Keele last Friday to speak about his recent transition from being an academic at London University to serving as one of our local representatives.
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Islam and International Relations

Posted on 11 March 2011 Naveed Sheikh was invited to speak at a conference on Islam and International Relations
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Andy Dobson speaks on Politics Show

Posted on 04 March 2011 Andy Dobson suggested that renewable energy of all types now makes economic as well as environmental sense
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Problematising Danger

Posted on 25 February 2011 The fourth and final event of the ESRC Seminar Series on Contemporary Biopolitical Security was organised by Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero (SPIRE).
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British Academy Award

Posted on 21 February 2011 SPIRE lecturer, Naveed Sheikh, has been awarded an Overseas Conference Grant by the British Academy
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Research Network Grant Success

Posted on 21 February 2011 The Emerging Securities Research Unit has won part of a major research network grant.

Security of Liberal Government

Posted on 11 February 2011 Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero, gave a recent talk about his work on insurance and the security of liberal governance at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University (February 2011).