Thursday 3 March 2011
As part of March 2011 Politics Month, the Department of Politics present an Evening of Political Comedy.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
School’s Question Time
Wednesday 22nd June 2011, 11:00 to 12:45
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Dr David Langley
David Langley, a medical scientist with a background in clinical laboratories and teaching took a research post with the Ministry of Defence in the late ‘80s. After a spell ‘at the bench’, he worked in operational analysis, intelligence assessment and, after 9/11, the protection of critical infrastructure, focussing on weapons of mass destruction and working closely with colleagues across government. Since retirement in 2006, he has combined consultancy with research and teaching in Cambridge.
Drawing on this experience, he will discuss the challenges faced by scholars of the 'secret world’, especially the sources available to them and the impact of their backgrounds and research methods on their work. Exploring the impact of ’9/11’ he will also reflect on the questions raised by advocates of Critical Terrorism Studies.
Wednesday 9 November 2011
Professor Jason Ralph, University of Leeds
This paper introduces the early findings of a British Academy mid-career fellowship project. Its starting point is Tony Blair's assumption that regime change by military force was an 'obvious' policy for the Labour Party to adopt. It describes how, during the lead up to war in Iraq, Blair tried to square what he saw as 'doing the right thing' (i.e. supporting the American invasion) with his concept of 'international community'and his party's longstanding commitment to the United Nations. Ultimately, Blair's strategy was reduced to attacks on the procedures that constitute what it means to act on behalf of the international community. This served only to strengthen the accusation that his brand of centre-left foreign policy was imperialistic. The coalition government's response to the Arab spring, in particular its intervention in the Libyan conflict, was very much influenced by a desire not to repeat Blair's mistakes. Yet despite this, centre-left opinion remains divided on the legitimacy of the Libyan operation and liberal interventionism more generally. The paper critically engages that opinion in an attempt to help liberal governments navigate the most reasonable course.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
With events in the eurozone unfolding quickly, an expert panel on European Politics will convene for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the eurozone crisis. They will unpick what it means for integration and opposition to the EU, as well as examining the elite response and the case studies of Greece and Italy.
All are welcome. Wednesday 16th November, 16:00 to 17:30, LTE.
Results from the 'e-voting' can be viewed here. The audience were asked their opinions on the following questions:
- Will the Euro survive?
- Who is to blame for the current situation in Europe?
- Should Britain help more in financial stability instruments?
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Wednesday 1 February 2012
Wednesday 8 February 2012
Thursday 1 March 2012
Wednesday 7 March 2012
Wednesday 7 March 2012
Educational Liaison Centre
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All lectures are held on the Stag Hill campus in
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Thursday 8 March 2012
On International Women's Day, Professor Marie Breen-Smyth will give her inaugural lecture at the University of Surrey entitled When the Past is Present: the Casualty, the Body and Politics. Lord Alderdice FRCPsych will act as an introductory speaker for the lecture which forms part of Politics Month.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Thursday 19 April 2012
Government and Politics Study Days
Our study days are aimed at As and A2 students and offer an invaluable supplement for students and in particular those studying Edexcel’s Government and Politics As or A2 course. As such students specify whether they wish to attend the As or the A2 study day, both of which run in parallel to each other.
The AS sessions will build on the themes of Edexcel's Unit 1 and 2 examining both People and Politics and Governing the UK.
The 1.5 hour A2 sessions will relate to Political Ideologies (Edexcel Unit 3 Topic B and Unit 4 Topic B), EU Political Issues (Unit 4 Topic A) and Global Politics (Unit 3 Topic D and Unit 4 Topic D).
All lectures are delivered by academics with a research specialism in the area.
Wednesday 2 May 2012
This seminar has been cancelled.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
The School of Politics has convened a panel of experts to discuss and debate the implications of recent (or up-coming) elections in Russia, France, US, Greece, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Dr Agnes Lam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Macau. She is a well-known journalist, political celebrity, and founder of Observatório Cívico (Civil Watch).
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Monday 18 June 2012
Thursday 1 November 2012
The School of Politics aims to explain why politics matters through a series of events examining European Politics as part of Politics Month in November 2012. The events are designed to appeal to our students, staff, school students and the wider public.
Thursday 1 November 2012
Tuesday 6 November 2012
Come and hear from the candidates hoping to be Surrey's next Police Commissioner before the elections take place on 15 November 2012. Each candidate will be given the chance to present their policies before taking part in a Q&A session.
Thursday 8 November 2012
Join us for a lively debate on the Eurocrisis with Dr Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey) and Dr Nick Startin (UWE).
Thursday 15 November 2012
Thursday 22 November 2012
Thursday 29 November 2012
Join us for a late afternoon film showing of Paris by Night. The film will be introduced by Professor Phil Powrie, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences.
Tuesday 4 December 2012
Friday 25 January 2013
Topical discussion in which a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere are posed questions by the audience. The show is broadcast live from a different location each week with a different panel. The panel visiting Surrey will consist of Eric Pickles MP, Economist Alison Wolf and Shadow Justice Minister Emily Thornberry.
Wednesday 6 March 2013
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Tuesday 26 March 2013
At this discussion event, to mark the launch of a new Whitehall Report, 'Hitting the Target?', a panel of experts will debate the practice of intervention in the context of emerging unmanned intelligence and precision-strike capabilities. What - if anything - has changed, and what does this mean for the West?
This report, incorporating papers following from the July 2012 workshop 'Hitting the Target?', is produced in collaboration with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
For more information about the event and registration, please visit RUSI event page
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Thursday 25 April 2013
The School of Politics at the University of Surrey is pleased to announce the screening of the film We Never Give Up II. This ten year follow-up film tells the stories of Khulumani Support Group members in the Western Cape, South Africa, who suffered multiple atrocities during apartheid.
Thursday 9 May 2013
How can we alter our economies and societies to adapt to the environmental crisis? Climate change and biodiversity loss reveal the unsustainability of our economic and social models, and yet a truly green economy remains a long way off. The necessary social changes are equally distant, and debate between academics and policy-makers remains too often a ‘dialogue of the deaf.’
Monday 20 May 2013
Professor Marie Breen-Smyth is an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences and Chair in International Politics at the Centre for international intervention at the University of Surrey. She is also an expert on issues to do with conflict and trauma, using the Northern-Ireland conflict as a case study.
During the first lecture she will be explaining how trauma affects people during conflict, and how to understand and deal with psychological ‘injuries’. Her latest research on injury due to the Northern Ireland conflict is available at www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/cii/Projects
The second session starting at 1pm will look at the topic “Film, truth telling and reconciliation.” There will be a screening of one of Marie’s latest documentaries about the injured in the Northern-Ireland conflict.
The following discussion will look at how effectively the use of film contributes to reconciliation. Marie will be accompanied by her colleague, a documentary film maker Lois Davis.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
What’s so bad about Killer Robots?
Ethical and legal challenges in the development of autonomous weapons systems
Tuesday 2 July 2013
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The EU long ago ceased being purely a matter of ‘foreign policy’, and shapes legislation in a wide range of areas from the environment and education and health to social policy. However, citizens and journalists often struggle to identify when EU issues are relevant to local communities, and across the EU citizens often lack knowledge about how the EU affects them – or what they can do about it. The aim of this workshop is to start a process through which this situation can be improved in Surrey.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Tuesday 22 October 2013
Tuesday 5 November 2013
Wednesday 6 November 2013
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Monday 25 November 2013
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Monday 16 December 2013
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Tuesday 4 February 2014
Tuesday 18 February 2014