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Pandemic Politics in South Asia

New report on 'Pandemic Politics in South Asia'

25 September 2020

The Centre for Geopolitics has published a new report on Pandemic Politics in South Asia . Authored by Matt Nelson, currently based in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, the report argues that the coronavirus pandemic has not initiated new trends in the Muslim politics of South Asia but has instead fostered...

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CfG Directors

Dr Kun-Chin Lin appointed Acting Director as Professor Brendan Simms goes on sabbatical

23 September 2020

Dr Kun-Chin Lin has taken over as Acting Director of the Centre for Geopolitics this month. Kun-Chin’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the Centre, which has been one of Cambridge’s most active research institutes in 2020. Since March, the Centre has hosted almost thirty online events on subjects ranging from the...

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Boris reads Brendan: “Britain’s Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation”

15 September 2020

bs_book_250x250.jpg Our very own Professor Brendan Simms made it onto the Prime Minister’s reading list this summer , as the question of the UK’s relationship with the European Union once again looms large against the backdrop of trade deal negotiations. First published in April 2016 just prior to the vote to Leave...

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Read more at: Event report: Beyond Coronavirus?

Event report: Beyond Coronavirus?

22 July 2020

On Tuesday, the 21 st of July, the Centre for Geopolitics held a joint video-panel with King`s College, Cambridge, and the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, also at the University of Cambridge. The title of this interdisciplinary event was “Beyond Coronavirus?” taking a long-term perspective on the COVID-19 crisis...

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Read more at: Event report: Foreign Intervention in Middle East Geopolitics

Event report: Foreign Intervention in Middle East Geopolitics

17 July 2020

On 2 July 2020, the Centre for Geopolitics convened an online panel discussion on the topic of Foreign Intervention in the Middle East, bringing together four experts in the field: Nikolay Khozanov, an associate researcher at Qatar University and a consulting fellow at Chatham House; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, with a...

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New International Advisory Board

6 July 2020

The Centre for Geopolitics is pleased to announce the creation of its International Advisory Board (IAB). Comprised of 20 distinguished scholars and prominent practitioners, the IAB will advise the Centre and champion its work. The IAB will help to further the Centre’s mission to confront the major problems of world order...

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Read more at: Event report: Covid-19 and the Geopolitics of Brexit. A British-German Conversation

Event report: Covid-19 and the Geopolitics of Brexit. A British-German Conversation

3 July 2020

On Thursday 25 June, the Centre for Geopolitics organized a British-German discussion on Brexit in the light of the Covid-19 crisis. Chaired by Bridget Kendall, Master of Peterhouse (Cambridge) and former BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, the event focused on how the conversation about Brexit and the attempts to forge a future...

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Read more at: Policy report published: Faith in Numbers

Policy report published: Faith in Numbers

24 June 2020

The Centre for Geopolitics’ Judd Birdsall has published a new policy report entitled Faith in Numbers: Can We Trust Quantitative Data on Religious Affiliation and Religious Freedom? Co-authored with Prof Lori Beaman of the University of Ottawa, “Faith in Numbers” encourages readers to think more carefully and critically...

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Read more at: Event report: A New Asia? China-Ladakh-India

Event report: A New Asia? China-Ladakh-India

19 June 2020

On the 18th of June, the Centre of Geopolitics hosted a video-panel on “A New Asia? China-Ladakh-India”. Moderated by Dr. Shruti Kapila , Faculty of History at Cambridge, the event focused on current Sino-Indian relations, which have received a lot of attention recently in view of severe military clashes at the border...

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£30,000 grant for Protestant Political Thought project

14 May 2020

The Centre for Geopolitics has received a three-year, £30,000 grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for its project on Protestant Political Thought . Managed by the Centre’s Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies ( CIRIS ), the project will strengthen and expand international collaborative research on Protestantism, nationalism, and populism.

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