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UEA student Haylie Pallister writes on her experience of the UEA MA International Security Course on Eastminster

Haylie Pallister reflects on her time as a postgraduate student reading for an MA in International Security. You can read the full article on Eastminster .

UEA student Will Temple on 'Why increasing the powers of the Electoral Commission can reinvigorate British Democracy' on Eastminster

As the Conservative Party's election expenses are subject to much public criticism, UEA student Will Temple argues that the Electoral Commission should have more powers. You can read the full...

Dr Marina Prentoulis wins Engagement Award

Dr Marina Prentoulis has been awarded a UEA Engagement Award for work engaging the public on austerity politics. Over the past two years she has given over one hundred public talks in Britain,...

Public meetings on the EU referendum

UEA Professor Hussein Kassim was involved in two public meetings last week. On Wednesday 12 May in Wenhaston Village Hall, he gave an introductory talk on the EU, then chaired a debate between...

New book published on violent extremism

Lee Jarvis has published a new book titled Violent Extremism Online , co-edited with Anne Aly, Stuart Macdonald and Tom Chen of The Cyberterrorism Project . The book brings together expertise...

SU Transforming Teaching Awards

The student union awarded PPL's Helen Warner a 'Most Inclusive Teaching Award' at its second annual Transforming Teaching Awards. Announcing the award, the hosts praised Helen not only for her...

Lee Marsden has written a new blog 'The Norwich man who fought and died in the Easter Rising' on Eastminster

As the Easter Rising is marked in Ireland, Professor Lee Marsden writes on the role of Norwich born Arthur Weekes, who died fighting for an independent Ireland. You can read the full article...

Cyberterrorism in the global news media: new research published

Lee Jarvis has published a new article with colleagues from The Cyberterrorism Project - Stuart Macdonald and Andrew Whiting- exploring how the threat of cyberterrorism is represented in the...

University of East Anglia Project endorsed by the Venice Commission

A research project on electoral integrity involving UEA researchers has been endorsed by a conference of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Last week, Senior Lecturer Toby...

New research published on counter-terrorism

Dr. Lee Jarvis has published new findings from his research onto the proscription of terrorist organisations with Dr. Tim Legrand of The Australian National University. The article- 'Legislating...

Elizabeth Cobbett and Toby James have written a new blog 'The Panama Papers and County leaders: To not serve my country' on Eastminster

In the light of the release of the Panama Papers, Elizabeth Cobbett and Toby James consider why tax avoidance matters for democratic accountability and public services. You can read the...

Rupert Read has written a new blog 'Limits To Growth: the issue of our times?' on Eastminster

Dr Rupert Read of PPL celebrates the launching of an All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster that celebrates the philosophical, ecological and economic expertise of academics and politicians...

Rupert Read has written a new blog on 'Why 'Effective Altruism' is ineffective: the case of refugees' on Eastminster

Sam Earle and Rupert Read of Philosophy discuss the pros and cons of an increasingly popular mode of thinking about charity and campaigning- 'Effective Altruism' (EA). Is the 'evidence- based...

Elizabeth Cobbett has written a new blog 'The Gupta Coup: Arrested democracy in South Africa' on Eastminster

In this blog on South Africa, Elizabeth Cobbett sees Guptagate not simply as state capture but as a coup against hard won democracy. You can read the full article on Eastminster . 

Hazel Marsh has written a new blog 'Don't rain on the parade: An eyewitness account of Obama's visit to Cuba' on Eastminster

'¿Qué bolá? (What's up?)', Barak Obama tweeted, using the local argot as he landed in Havana on Sunday 20 March for what the international media have widely touted as a 'historic' visit. Hazel...

Lee Jarvis has written a new blog on 'The Brussels Attacks: How should Europe respond?' on Eastminster

Lee Jarvis spoke with Reza Akhlaghi from Foreign Policy Concepts, to talk about this week's terrorist attacks in Brussels. You can read the article on Eastminster

UEA Researcher presents report to Parliament on how to solve the electoral registration

Dr. Toby James presented a report on how to solve the electoral registration crisis in Britain to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democratic Participation on 8 March. Dr. Toby...

Michael Skey has written a new blog 'The lack of commitment from... players is frustrating: Football community and time' on Eastminster

Recent debates around community have tended to focus on questions of place, that is the shift from the local to the trans-national, virtual or global. As Michael Skey argues, this emphasis...