Recent News

New Senior Fellow

Hussein Kassim has been appointed one of nine new senior fellows under the ESRC’s ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ programme. His research will investigate the UK’s repositioning in Europe following the UK referendum and will focus on the Brexit negotiations. The award begins June 2019 and runs for three years.

Open Research Areas

Congratulations to John Turnpenny for the award of an Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA) grant to conduct the project, ‘Climate adaptation policy lock-ins: a 3 x 3 approach’. John will work alongside colleagues from Open University of the Netherlands and the University of Oldenburg on this three-year project, awarded in November 2018.

ESRC Runner-Up Prize Awarded

Congratulations to Toby James, who won the ESRC runner-up prize for research impact, awarded in July 2018 for his impact case: Helping the UK's missing millions to vote.

Hedley Bull Prize Winner

Congratulations to Simon Curtis, winner of the Hedley Bull Prize in International Relations for his monograph ‘Global Cities and Global Order’ (OUP)!


Below are some of the regular events that occur on Campus:

Eastminster - expert political analysis from UEA

Eastminster a global blog about politics from the University of East Anglia (UEA). It is based in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, which is one of the leading Departments in the UK.​

The blog aims to promote debate about politics around the world. On the website you will find expert political analysis and information about the latest research from the University of East Anglia. You will also be able to find more about life at UEA, the experiences of our students and community, and what it would be like to study with us.​

But Eastminster is different to most University blogs.  It includes expert analysis from our academics, but they do not live in an ivory tour.  Eastminster also includes posts from our students, and politicians, practitioners and activists as part of our perspectives from the field of politics series.  It therefore brings our research closer to the world of politics.  We welcome contributions – please do get in touch.​

Go to Eastminster website

European Political Cinema

Political Cinema screenings, starting on the 15th January. The screenings take place in ARTs 01.02 on term-time Tuesdays , 5.15 pm and are freely open to everyone.

Politics on Wednesdays (POW)

Wednesday lunchtime is the time to talk politics on campus! ​

​Politics on Wednesdays is a series of research papers and debates that starts on 23rd January, featuring guest speakers and student-staff roundtable discussions.​

​Please join us!

Public Lectures

All events are free and open to all.
'Big data, big questions' ​

​What is 'big data'? Who collects it and what is it used for? Does 'big data' make life better? How should it inform policy at national and local level? Can it improve health, social care and public services? What are the costs and what are the benefits of using 'big data'? How should its collection and use be regulated? In this series of public talks, speakers draw on their experience to address these questions.

Negotiating the Future: The UK's repositioning in Europe

The outcome of the UK’s negotiations with the EU will have far-reaching consequences for the UK’s relationship with its European neighbours. The aim of this project is to examine and communicate research on the negotiations between the UK and the EU, the UK’s relationship with the European Union, and the UK’s broader relations with ‘Europe’. The first phase of the research will be to follow the Article 50 negotiations, to examine the positions taken by the two sides, and to explore the implications of the various scenarios. Thereafter, the focus will be on the interaction between the UK and the EU, the UK’s wider repositioning in Europe, and the impact on the UK and EU sides. The research will pay particular attention to the positions and action of the EU institutions and the EU-27, which are often overlooked or downplayed in coverage of Brexit in the UK.

The findings of the research will be published in several forms, including blogs, podcasts and academic articles, and will be accompanied by a series of animations. A programme of events – national, international, regional and local – is planned.

The project is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council under its ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ programme. ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ was created in 2015, and has achieved a strong reputation for its independence and the quality and rigour of its analysis.

Professor Kassim is one of nine Senior Fellows appointed under the programme in 2019. He was previously PI of ‘Negotiating Brexit: national governments, EU institutions, and the UK’, a cross-national observatory monitoring approaches to the Article 50 negotiations on the part of 15 member states, Norway, and the EU institutions. For further information, see project website and list of correspondents. Professor Kassim previously held a Senior Fellow in the first round in 2015. His previous publications can be accessed here. In his career, Professor Kassim has published widely on the relationship between the EU and its member states, the EU institutions, and policy in competition and in aviation.

Negotiating the Future Team

  • Professor Hussein Kassim, Principal Investigator, ESRC Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe, and UEA
  • Dr Katja Swider, Research Assistant, UEA
  • Dr Pippa Lacey, Administrative Assistant, UEA