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Dr Daniel Conway, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for his project ‘The Global Politics of Pride: LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance’.

The Graduate School at the University of Westminster has been awarded £46,219 by The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students.

Dr Magdalena Frennhoff Larsen, Lecturer in Politics, was interviewed by the news agency, Agence France Presse (AFP), and commented on the Brexit transition deal agreement, just a year away before Britain leaving the EU.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre and Irish affairs expert, wrote an article for Belfast Telegraph in which he commented on new Channel Four’s TV show ‘Derry Girls’. The article was also published in the print Belfast Telegraph.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster is pleased to offer studentships for prospective PhD students, starting in September 2018.

A video is now available online of the recent seminar on China as a Global Clean Energy Champion – Lifting the Veil.

Dr Andreas Aresti, Senior Lecturer in Criminology delivered his speech at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday 14 March, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

Dr Petros Karatsareas, Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation on why the UK government should not set a deadline requiring all UK residents to speak English.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy will host the next international conference of the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association.

The student-run Democratic Education Network (DEN) will once again bring together Westminster students in conversation with students from around the world for their second annual student conference called Global Crisis, Local Voices.

Dr Ipshita Basu, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster’s Department of Politics and the International Relations, was invited to the House of Commons on 23 January 2018 to speak on the political situation in Bangladesh and the role of UK aid.

Wojciech Ostrowski, course leader of the Energy and Environmental Change MA, has co-edited a book with Eamonn Butler, titled Understanding Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe: Russia, Transition and National Interest.

Dr Elisabetta Brighi, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, wrote a blog post for the HuffPost assessing Italy’s general elections taking place on Sunday 4 March.

A number of University of Westminster academics have offered their expertise to several media outlets commenting on the current Brexit negotiations.

Professor John Owens, Professor of United States Government and Politics in the Centre for the Study of Democracy wrote article for the Huffington Post on Trump's State of the Union speech.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, has been quoted by Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle about the welfare system in Germany and the UK.

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster who has earlier helped to organise a Citizen Assembly on Brexit, contributed to a collection of comments on The Conversation about the future of democracy.

Peter Paul Catterall, Professor of History and Policy, spoke on BBC Radio London about the need for historical contexts to be examined through the prism of 21st century values, referring to the City of London Corporation’s recent plans to erect a tea trade monument.

Dr Rachael Attwood, Lecturer in History, wrote an article and produced a video for the Independent as part of the centenary anniversary of British women’s right to vote.

Professor Peter Paul Catterall, Professor of History and Policy, wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post about what a new Brexit referendum suggested by Remainers would mean.

Following Sadiq Khan’s recent pledge to increase the use of police stop and search, Dr Simon Flacks, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, arguing the effectiveness of the method.

The Difference Festival, running from 26 February to 3 March, is a week-long series of events highlighting the diverse and innovative learning, teaching and research which take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster.

Dr Richard Barbrook, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, was interviewed by RT International and he gave his viewpoint on surveillance, following news that the NSA has been recording and gathering private phone calls to identify people by their unique “voiceprint”.

Dr Andreas Aresti, Westminster Senior Lecturer in Criminology, and The British Convict Criminology ‘Making Links’ programme led by him and Westminster Senior Lecturer Dr Sacha Darke, were featured in the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine, the most prominent magazine in the UK focusing on the Higher Education sector.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, has written an article for The Conversation about the political coalition in Germany and the pressure of party leaders.

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