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Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, recently gave an interview to Al Jazeera commenting on the Indian Prime Minister’s first historic visit to Israel.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre at the University of Westminster, has written a blog for the Huffington Post about how the Irish political party Sinn Fein could benefit by taking their seats in the Houses of Parliament.

DEN, the Democratic Education Network, is a Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) initiative, supported by Quintin Hogg Trust which aims to develop Westminster students’s international experience.

Atef Alshaer, Lecturer in Arabic Studies in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities wrote an article describing the historic and current power of poetry in politics.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre at the University of Westminster, has written an article for Writer’s Digest giving tips about how to write well and even win a literary prize.

As housing, schools and hospitals continue to fail fire safety checks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, two Westminster academics analyse how such a situation could have arisen.

The University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy is involved in organising a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit that will take place over two weekends in September. Led by the Constitution Unit at University College London, the project team also includes the University of Southampton and the civil society...

The Youth Justice Network held its first conference entitled ‘Turning Research into Action: Knowledge Exchange between Young People, Academic Researchers & Practitioners’ which was held at the University of Westminster on 15 June.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in French Language and Culture, has recently written a blog for the Huffington Post discussing the French legislative elections and assessing President Macron’s first weeks in government.

Two international programmes, the AlSadi Changing Lives Programme and Westminster Working Cultures have been organised by the University of Westminster to increase Westminster students’ employability by equipping them with key skills and international experience.

Talita Jenman, a recent graduate of the Art and Visual Culture MA at the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies will be giving a lunchtime talk on memes and classical paintings at the National Gallery on Monday 26 June.

In his recently published book, Energy Security, Professor Roland Dannreuther offers a new and comprehensive approach to understanding energy security.

The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. We are keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.

Dr Faith Gordon, Lecturer in Criminology and Director of the Youth Justice Network presented a plenary entitled: ‘Children’s rights and their digital identity: balancing best interests, autonomy and consent’, on 7 June at the “Have ‘Generation Tagged’ lost their privacy?” event.

Two Westminster students from the Politics and International Relations BA Honours course have been interviewed at the University of Westminster by Sveriges, one of the main Swedish national radio channels, regarding the General Election.

A number of University of Westminster academics have offered their expertise to several media outlets commenting on the General Election on 8 June 2017.

On 15 June the University of Westminster will host ‘Turning Research into Action: Knowledge Exchange between Young People, Academic Researchers and Practitioners’ the first seminar from the newly established Youth and Justice Network in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology.

Professor Peter Paul Catterall from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster appeared on Al Jazeera to comment on how the Tories and the leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn are portrayed in British media.

Professor Peter Paul Catterall, Reader in History and Social Policy at the University of Westminster, recently wrote a blog for the Huffington Post on Labour Manifesto’s leak and its consequences on the Labour campaign.

Professor John Owens, Emeritus Professor of United States Government and Politics, Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for the Conversation, on how Donald Trump could potentially be ejected from government. The article was re-published in Business Standard and the Raw Story.

On 20-21 May, the University of Westminster hosted the 6th ICTs and Society conference 'Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research and Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism'.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics at the University of Westminster, recently wrote a blog for the Huffington Post on how the French President Macron’s victory’s results have been perceived by German politics.

On 5-6 May the Democratic Education Network (DEN) delivered the first International Students Conference, titled ‘The End of Global?’.

Launching the new Crime and Injustice series, the BAFTA-winning documentary Hillsborough (2014) will return to the big screen at Regent Street Cinema on 24 May at 7:30pm.

18 students from Westminster International University of Tashkent (WIUT) took part in the University of Westminster Summer School Programme from 2-15 May, run by the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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