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News & events: Politics, International Relations and European Studies subject area
The Politics, International Relations and European Studies Subject Group is involved in a range of teaching and research-based activities throughout the year. Forthcoming events and current research projects include:
Europe: State of the Union
As a part of our series of events examining the changing nature of Europe, we will be hosting a public lecture with Prof Anand Menon, entitled 'Europe: The State of the Union'.
Aston Centre for Europe experts appointed by the EU
Two Aston Centre for Europe experts have been appointed by the EU to deliver policy research and strategic advice.
New appointment strengthens the Aston Centre for Europe
The Aston Centre for Europe welcomes a new academic appointment within Politics and International Relations, enhancing its research and teaching profile
Malcolm Harbour MEP to give lecture on the European Parliament
Malcolm Harbour MEP will visit Aston on Friday 15th October to give a lecture on the European Parliament
Hong Kong's former EU ambassador to speak at Aston
The EU and Asia in a Changing Global Order - Monday 15 March. A talk by Tom Roe, former EU Ambassador to Hong Kong.
The Crisis of Neo-Liberal Crisis Management: 3 March
3 March 2010: The talk presents a cultural political economy of the continuing economic crisis, focusing on the evolving struggle to interpret the crisis and the place of finance-led accumulation and neo-liberalism in these interpretations.
Electric car development - sustainable development in China
China has joined the race to become the leader of renewable energy technology in the 21st century. Electric car seems to be at the forefront of the race.
Democratizing the European Union?
European elections and the entry into force of a new institutional regime under the Lisbon Treaty over the course of 2009 are likely to have significant ramifications for European politics over the next few years. Find out more at this free event.
Conflict in nationalism, tribalism, and ethnic politics
To take place on Monday 22 February at Aston University, this event will seek to explain why in today's world some identity conflicts become serious, even deadly, and others do not?
Reflections on the Cambodian Genocide - 1 February 2010
In this unique talk, a former Cambodian resident, will discuss the country's dark past and recount her own experiences of the genocide which ensued once the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975. A free event from the Aston Centre for Europe.
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