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In September 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations Hannah Cross and Don Flynn (former Director of Migrants' Rights Network) hosted the event 'Immigration Policy: What is the Scope for a Radical Approach from Labour?', which is now available as a report.

Democratic Education Network (DEN) hosted their second international student conference on 11 and 12 May 2018. The conference programme included around 50 speakers engaged in discussion and debates covering different disciplines such as economics, politics, sociology, law and history.

On 10 April the students of the module 'Democracy in Crisis?', led by Professor Graham Smith and Hans Asenbaum, presented their self-created posters.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy is inviting applications for three PhD studentships in Politics and International Relations to start in September 2018.

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.

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.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Politics and International Relations are organising a full programme of seminars with visiting speakers this semester.

On 14 December the Poetry Translation Centre, alongside the University of Westminster's Departments of Politics and International Relations and Modern Languages and Cultures, hosted a panel discussion on the Politics of Translation.

Hans Asenbaum has won the Best Paper prize for Online Anonymity in Deliberative Democracy: Disinhibition and Contestation or Deindividuation and Conformity?

Politics and International Relations BA students on the third-year module Gender and Politics visited The Women's Library collection, held at the London School of Economics library, in November 2017.

The University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy was involved in organising a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit which concluded that people in the UK want a ‘soft’ Brexit.

Dr Magdalena Frenhoff Larsen, Lecturer in Politics, has been interviewed by BBC World and BBC Radio 5 regarding the Brexit negotiations and Theresa May’s recent speech in Florence. She also wrote an article for the Conversation on the topic.

Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén, Lecturer in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, has published a piece in The Conversation providing analysis of the current Brexit negotiations.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Politics and International Relations are organising a full programme of seminars with visiting speakers this semester.

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...

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'.

The student-led Democratic Education Network (DEN), a flagship initiative of the Department of Politics and International Relations, organised an exhibition titled Silent Oppressions at the University of Westminster on Friday 24 March.

Applications are now open for funded research studentships at the Centre for the Study of Democracy.

Professor Graham Smith, Professor of Politics in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, is part of a $2 million collaborative research programme investigating how to improve the quality of debates on online news comments platforms.

This interdisciplinary symposium on 4-6 May invites doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working on participatory spaces to come together to generate new and deeper understandings of novel forms of organisation.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Politics and International Relations are organising a full programme of seminars with visiting speakers for Semester 2.

Hannah Cross' book, Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African Labour Mobility and EU Borders has been reissued in paperback by Routledge.

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics in University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), was part of a team of leading academics and civil society organisations who received the high-profile Democratic Innovation Award for the Democracy Matters Citizens’ Assembly project at the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) Annual Awards.

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