Regular research events from within the School of Political, Social and International Studies Regular research events from within the School of Political, Social and International Studies

We host a number of research events and series.

Political, Social and International Studies Research Seminar

Our weekly Research Seminar brings distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world to present their research. Past speakers have included: Richard Aldrich, Claire Annersley, Samantha Ashenden, Tarak Barkawi, Pepper Culpepper, Liz Frazer, Patrick le Galès, Steve Hopgood, Virginie Guiraudon, Oliver James, Peter John, Eric Kaufmann, Jackie O'Reilly, John Solomos, Adam Swift, Liesbet van Zoonen, and Sami Zubaida.


CREST European Forum

The Centre for Research in European Studies (CREST) hosts speakers from across the European Union at its seminar convened by Dr. Vassiliki Koutrakou. Past speakers include: Simon Bulmer, Renaud Dehousse, Adrian Favell, Niamh Hardiman, Simon Hix, Anand Menon, John Peterson, Ulf Sverdrup, and Stephen Wall.


Policy@UEA

We host lunchtime seminars and other events, where scholars from across the University with interests in public policy and public administration discuss work in progress, grant bids, ideas for future research and impact strategies. For further information, contact Professor Alan Finlayson or Professor Hussein Kassim


Political, Social and International Studies ‘brown bag' series

Colleagues are invited to present work in progress at fortnightly ‘brown bag' lunchtime meetings. For further information, contact Professor Alan Finlayson (a.finlayson@uea.ac.uk)


The Too Difficult Box

The Too Difficult Box is a series convened here at UEA by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke and Professor Hussein Kassim, in which experienced policy-makers look at the obstacles that make solutions to these issues difficult to achieve, consider how well-conducted politics might address those difficulties and explore possible political solutions.