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PPL staff appearing at Latitude Festival

PPL staff will be appearing at the Latitude Festival from July 12th to 15th. The theme for the festival is “TOMORROW’S WORLD...IT TAKES A VILLAGE” with events taking place across the site...

Simon Curtis Speaks at Barcelona Conference on Future Challenges of the Metropolis

Dr Simon Curtis, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, recently participated as an expert speaker at the Barcelona Metropolitan Area International Conference: Post Habitat III - Future...

Keswick Hall Lectures: Being Kind In a Cruel World

Professor Lee Marsden at UEA organised a series of events at the university in May 2018 on Being Kind in a Cruel World. The series was supported by the Keswick Hall Trust and involved TED...

What is Donald Trump? Forms of ‘Celebrity’ in Celebrity Politics

Professor John Street of UEA has published an article on Donald Trump’s celebrity status and his position as a ‘celebrity politician’. Professor Street discusses the implications of how such...

El Gazette newspaper interviews Professor Luna Filipovic about her latest research on bilingual witness memory

  Research on university students shows how L2 learners use features of their first language to help with remembering events,  Federica Tedeschi  writes. Late bilinguals...

Article 50, one year on and an update from Hussein Kassim

UEA Professors feature in progress report on Brexit negotiations Hussein Kassim (PPL) and Andy Jordan (ENV) were among contributors to a report, Article 50 one year on , launched in...

Disorientation in politics and the challenge of renewing political philosophy A workshop with Hans Sluga and Raymond Geuss

Political disorientation seems to be all around us. Political philosophy should provide us with tools for making sense of this disorientation. This workshop will explore conceptual frameworks for...

Experts debate nature’s value at Cambridge conference

This is the culminatory event of Dr Rupert Read's Research Network. This piece is explicit about the UEA-base of the Network. What value do we attach to a forest or a stretch of coastline?...

Dr Alexander Brown's latest blog piece

Alexander Brown's blog raises questions about 'comfort letters' sent out to suspected IRA terroists during the negotiations for the Good Friday agreement. In early February 2018, the British...

Negotiating Brexit: what do our negotiating partners want?

In the UK debate, it is sometimes forgotten that the result of the current negotiations will not be decided only in London, but that the positions taken by governments of the remaining 27 member...

Prof. Alan Finlayson awarded project funding

Professor Alan Finlayson introduces his new research project which received AHRC funding. The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded funding to Prof. Alan Finlayson for a project...

New research network launched on electoral management

A new international network for research on the management of elections was launched last month. The Electoral Management Research Network aims to bring together scholars studying...

Thinking about your next step?

A UEA postgraduate research degree gives you the opportunity to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making real advances. Our pioneering research seeks...

New article on legitimate expectations

Dr. Alexander Brown has published a new article on in the Journal of Political Philosophy.   Let's suppose you're the head of a school and you apply to the government for some...

Dr. Alex Williams joins UEA

Dr. Alex Williams joined the School from City University in September of 2017. His research is focused on the theoretical analysis of politics and political economy of digital societies. He...

Meanings of generation in political culture and the tensions between them

“What are the different meanings of generation in political culture and what tensions exist between them?  Ben Little ( PPL) and Alison Winch (AMA) argue, in a new blog which can be...

Rhetoric Society of Europe Conference

From 3rd to 5th July 2017 PPL hosted the biannual conference of the Rhetoric Society of Europe. The timely theme was “Rhetorics of Unity and Division" and papers addressed debates in...

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

An international workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art was held at UEA in August, organised by Eriko Tomizawa-Kay and Ra Mason . The workshop kicked off a...

New research published on Parliamentary rituals

What role does ritual play in Parliamentary debate? New research published in Political Studies investigates. Much of our social, political and cultural life is organised around rituals of one...

Cost of no Brexit deal will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive” leading academics find

A new report , which includes research from UEA experts, had found that the consequences of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive   ...