Seeking ASAP Volunteer for UK Poverty Audit for the Elections – Apply Now!

19 Dec

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Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. We are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to volunteer as Research and Coordination Assistant for the project, to begin work in […]

Reflections on the WHS Roundtable

22 Nov

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On November 12-13 Cat participated in a round-table discussion in the lead up for the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 in Geneva. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian […]

British & European Democratic Unity – Politics & National Identity

22 Nov

A yes campaigner and no campaigner during the Scottish independence referendum, at Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, with a drilling platform towering over them. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Politics Blog
A yes campaigner and no campaigner during the Scottish independence referendum, at Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, with a drilling platform towering over them. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Politics Blog

Before the Scottish referendum on independence I wrote on ‘Fromoverhere’ a short piece entitled ‘TRIDENT & SCOTLAND NOT JUST A QUESTION OF ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ TO THE UNION’. What concerned me then, a concern that has been reinforced since, is that the political climate in Scotland is driving the ‘no nukes’ in Scotland agenda not […]

StabilCon Launch

22 Nov

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StabilCon

The study of international security has typically been approached almost exclusively in an anthropological manner, placing humans at the heart of the phenomenon as both drivers and victims of global affairs. However, there is much to be gleaned by looking at the oft-overlooked interlink between security and the non-human sphere. RUSI is pioneering an event […]

Job Opportunity with the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

12 Nov

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The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development are currently re-designing their website, which will be launched in early December, and are seeking to recruit a contractor who will further populate it with current and relevant content, compile a quarterly newsletter and circulation list in order to alert related organizations and stakeholders to FDSD activities and […]

Social Media Internship Opportunity with FromOverHere

28 Sep

Exciting opportunity for a highly organised masters IR student with strong communication skills. A unique foreign/development policy consultancy specialising in strategic foresight, national strategy and the future shape of government is seeking an intern to manage the social media and communications for the company. The successful candidate will gain vital experience in the field of […]

On the future of DFID and the ‘beyond aid’ agenda. A note from Alex Evans and Owen Barder

26 Sep

Alex Evans, Senior Fellow at the NYU Center on International Cooperation, and Owen Barder, development economist and Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development, submitted a paper to the UK Parliament’s International Development Select Committee last week, as written evidence to their current inquiry on the future of the Department for International Development (DFID) […]

Sovereignty is dead. Long live sovereignty.

22 Sep

What will be the narrative we tell about the past decade of UK devolution, the campaign leading up to the referendum and the past 24 hours since the “nays” carried the vote? How will we build on that chapter of our now history, to write the opening of the next chapter of our joint story?