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Dr Nick Robinson, Lecturer in Public Policy talked to BBC Radio Leeds about the Occupy London Stock Exchange (OLSX) protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral on 30 October 2011. Dr Robinson shares his views and expertise on the anti-capitalist protest, which began on 15 November in the capital. Following the resignations...

Dr Victoria Honeyman commented on the EU referendum rebellion on BBC Radio Leeds following Monday’s vote on whether Britain should hold a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU. Although the three leading parties advised MPs to vote against the referendum, it is reported between 70 to 100 of MPs...

Brad Evans has recently launched a new project – Histories of Violence (http://www.historiesofviolence.com/) to mark the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The new site features videos of key-note lectures by recognised authorities on key critical thinkers on violence, as well as video lectures contributed by Simon Critchley, Noam...

Aidan Foster-Carter writes about Kim Jong-il’s latest peregrinations in his armoured train to meet Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev, for Asia Times online: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/MH26Dg01.html Plans for three infrastructure projects that would link South Korea to Russia via North Korea were discussed during the visit. In his article, Aidan discusses the historical...

Professor Jason Ralph’s article “After Chilcot. The doctrine of international community and the UK decision to invade Iraq” has been published in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol.13, No.3, August 2011, and syndicated, in part, to LSE blogs.  After Chilcot: The ‘Doctrine of International Community’ and the...

Nick Robinson, lecturer in politics and expert on the politics of video games, spoke to BBC Radio Leeds on violence in video games and the impact it has on young people. During a BBC Radio Leeds debate ‘do violent images impact on our children later in life?’, Dr Robinson suggests...

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Norway, Dr Mette Wiggen – Teaching Fellow in European Politics discusses the importance of recognising danger from the extreme right, and critiques the media and the immediate reaction from politicians and commentators on recent events. Podcast: Terrorist attacks in Norway [MP3: 6.2 MB] [6.5...

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is delighted to announce two new scholarships at the Bauman Institute and invites applications from UK students that want to begin their studies in September 2011. The two awards cover the full cost of fees and are available to students for either of...

The University of Leeds Teaching Award 1 (ULTA-1) is a credit-bearing course (20 credits) for postgraduates, research staff and other part-time teachers. The course has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy at Associate Fellow grade. Participants are expected to be involved in sixty hours of teaching and related duties...

Professor Ray Bush provides Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm with an exclusive interview on the horrors of Egypt’s rural life. In the first of two interviews, Ray Bush, Professor of African Studies and Development Politics discusses the history of rural Egypt between from 1987 to today, a period during which...