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Environment - Politics - 17.03.2017

Politics - Social Sciences - 15.03.2017
How far can 'America First' go?
How far can ’America First’ go?
Editor's note : Donald Trump campaigned on the idea that the U.S. should redefine its role in the world, promoting the slogan "America First.

Politics - Economics / Business - 15.03.2017
The Emerging Downside of Consumer Boycotts
Boycotts are nothing new in America. After all, arguably the most consequential consumer movement in American history - the Boston Tea Party - predates the republic itself.

Politics - Economics / Business - 14.03.2017

Social Sciences - Politics - 14.03.2017
Bristol's Brad Evans gets under the skin in Russell Brand's new podcast
Bristol’s Brad Evans gets under the skin in Russell Brand’s new podcast
Dr Brad Evans, from the University of Bristol's School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Founder and Director of the Histories of Violence project, has been discussing the politics of violence with Russell Brand as the first guest on his new podcast Under the Skin.

Politics - Linguistics / Literature - 28.02.2017
’Smart handpumps’ predict depths of groundwater in Africa
New research suggests that while class voting dominated British party politics for much of the post-war period, many working class voters no longer identify the Labour party as 'their' party.

Politics - Administration - 28.02.2017
Pathways to Politics Program for Women: Australia still struggles for gender parity
After a successful 2016 pilot program launched in Canberra by The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP and The Hon.

Politics - 28.02.2017
The power of perceptions
The power of perceptions
For all the fact-checking and objective reporting produced by major media outlets, U.S. voters are more likely to believe information when it comes from a candidate those voters support - and vice versa, according to a new study co-authored by MIT scholars. The study, conducted during the U.S. presidential primaries for the 2016 election, uses a series of statements by President Donald J. Trump - then one of many candidates in the Republican field - to see how partisanship and prior beliefs interact with evaluations of objective fact.

Politics - Economics / Business - 24.02.2017
Searching for Corbynism: why no one's quite sure what Labour stands for
Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for
Karl Pike , PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation about what Corbyn's Labour stands for.

Politics - Linguistics / Literature - 22.02.2017
Why the working class voter may be turning away from Labour
New research suggests that while class voting dominated British party politics for much of the post-war period, many working class voters no longer identify the Labour party as 'their' party.

Politics - 22.02.2017
Milo Yiannopoulos: A post mortem
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Politics - Administration - 21.02.2017
The threat from within
The threat from within
Former Provost John Etchemendy, in a recent speech before the Stanford Board of Trustees, outlined challenges higher education is facing in the coming years.

Politics - History / Archeology - 17.02.2017
Biography examines political motivations of Montaigne
Prof. Philippe Desan has spent most of his academic career studying the life and work of French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne.

Politics - Career - 15.02.2017

Social Sciences - Politics - 15.02.2017
When ideas of peace meet politics of conflict
When ideas of peace meet politics of conflict
Research by an expert in peacebuilding shows how international ideas, practices and language of conflict resolution are transformed when they meet African 'realities and politics on the ground'.

Social Sciences - Politics - 15.02.2017
Trump’s America: UQ experts available to comment
As controversy continues to unfold at the White House, experts from The University of Queensland are available to comment on various aspects of Donald Trump's presidency.

Politics - Economics / Business - 09.02.2017
U-M professor's project encourages artists, curators to intervene in capitalism using eBay
U-M professor’s project encourages artists, curators to intervene in capitalism using eBay
FACULTY Q&A ANN ARBOR?Rebekah Modrak, associate professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, has spent many years exploring interests in shared concerns between art and commerce'each involving questions of labor, production and distribution.

Politics - Economics / Business - 09.02.2017

Politics - 07.02.2017
Hack my car? Most believe it can happen
ANN ARBOR'Most Americans have some concerns that self-driving cars can be hacked to cause crashes, disable the vehicle in some way or even be used as weapons by terrorists, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

Politics - Administration - 06.02.2017
Terrorism Research Must Be Driven by Evidence, Not Political Agendas
Despite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism - identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize and developing effective countermeasures - remain unclear. Baruch Fischhoff In an article published in Science Policy Forum, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research.

Politics - 03.02.2017
Can conflict be predicted?
Can conflict be predicted?
Modern data science techniques can also be useful in conflict research. However suggests that certain expectations regarding the predictability of armed conflict are unrealistic. ETH News caught up with him for a chat. ETH News: Mr Cederman, your research deals with violent conflict, as well as the ability to predict it.

Politics - Social Sciences - 02.02.2017
Shelley Wong reflects on time, race, knowledge
Time, says Shelley Wong, 'is socially constructed, continually made and remade in culturally specific ways.

Media - Politics - 02.02.2017
New Cardiff University Welsh journalism module challenges ’fake news’
A new and unique Welsh medium module, 'Cymru: Y Senedd, y Straeon a'r Spin' ('Wales: The Senedd, The Stories and The Spin'), will run for the first time in Cardiff University from February 2017.

Politics - Life Sciences - 02.02.2017
Botswana wetlands
Botswana wetlands
ESA Space in Images A river delta usually leads to the open sea, but the delta formed by the Okavango River is different.

Politics - Social Sciences - 02.02.2017
A new fight with old battle lines
A new fight with old battle lines
In April 2013, the French government passed a law giving gay couples the right to marry and adopt children, despite months of public protests against those rights.

Administration - Politics - 01.02.2017
What should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?
What should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?
President Trump has announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for an open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Social Sciences - Politics - 01.02.2017
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute , Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.

Politics - 27.01.2017
Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
Angela Merkel was ready to offer Theresa May a post-referendum deal on freedom of movement in exchange for a UK commitment to the single market, said Nick Clegg at the Mile End Institute , Queen Mary University of London.

Law - Politics - 25.01.2017
UK Supreme Court's Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual?
UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual?
Davor Jancic , Lecturer at QMUL's School of Law writes about yesterday's Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.

Politics - Social Sciences - 24.01.2017
First Brexit and now Trump: what is populism and how might we view it?
First Brexit and now Trump: what is populism and how might we view it?
In an article that draws on her research into populism in Western Europe, Léonie de Jonge (PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies) urges a measured approach to movements often viewed as threatening.

Administration - Politics - 23.01.2017
Placement of Whites in Trump’s Cabinet is Alarming
As the confirmation process nears its end for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet appointees, some observers have bemoaned the appointees as being too white.

Politics - Economics / Business - 23.01.2017
Australia must do more to influence US political decisions: policy paper
A new policy paper recommends Australia finds new ways and intensifies efforts to influence US political decisions on international security issues, while also building closer ties with regional partners in Asia.

Economics / Business - Politics - 20.01.2017
Trump Presidency to affect the quality of financial reporting information
The number of companies using 'creative accounting techniques' can be expected to increase in Republican-governed states and decrease in Democrat-governed states when Donald Trump becomes US President today, according to new research from the University's School of Management.

Economics / Business - Politics - 19.01.2017
Hoover Golden State Poll: Californians aren't fond of the Trump agenda but aren't interested in seceding from the U.S
Hoover Golden State Poll: Californians aren’t fond of the Trump agenda but aren’t interested in seceding from the U.S
As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45 th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren't in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country.

Economics / Business - Politics - 19.01.2017

Politics - Social Sciences - 13.01.2017
Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK’s legacy
Rosa Clemente , M.P.S. '02, will provide a critical reflection on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan.

Politics - Economics / Business - 05.01.2017
Politics reverse fates of some stocks after White House elections
In the year after a presidential election, the portfolio benefiting from an outgoing administration lost 6 percent in risk adjusted returns.

Physics - Politics - 05.01.2017
'Scientists without borders': President Gast argues for academic mobility
'Scientists without borders’: President Gast argues for academic mobility
Science needs "pragmatic ideas to foster mobility," writes Professor Alice Gast in Physics Today. In a commentary for the world's most influential physics magazine , Imperial's President reflected on the political shocks of 2016 and how physicists and the wider academic community can respond.

Social Sciences - Politics - 28.12.2016
Stanford experts highlight link between language and race in new book
Language is one of the most important cultural means that people have for shaping their identity. A new field called raciolinguistics explores this relationship between language and race.

History / Archeology - Politics - 22.12.2016
Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history
Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history
Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History considers the future of Congolese politics and the country's President Joseph Kabila.

Event - Politics - 15.12.2016

Politics - Law - 14.12.2016
The Neoconfederacy Resumption of Power is on Full Display
The selection of Ben Carson to be secretary of housing and urban development is yet more evidence that Donald Trump and his transition team are embracing an approach that uses race as cover for a return to the racially oppressive past.

Politics - 14.12.2016
Democracy sausage wins Australia’s word of the year
Democracy sausage: A barbecued sausage served on a slice of bread, bought at a polling booth sausage sizzle on election day .

Politics - 12.12.2016
UK steel production to benefit from efficiency innovation
Steel production in the UK could be cheaper and more energy-efficient in the future, thanks to research at WMG, University of Warwick.