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Professor Michael Foley

Professor Michael Foley

WELCOME

You have arrived at the website at what is widely reputed to be the UK's premier department of international politics. With over 500 undergraduate students, a postgraduate school of 120 and an academic staff list that currently stands at 38 specialist lecturers and professors teaching over 90 module courses, the department is a world class centre of excellence, more.....

Why Study International Politics at Aberystwyth University

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New Professor of International Politics

Professor Campbell Craig

Professor Campbell Craig has just joined the Department. Professor Craig's latest book with Professor Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University entitled America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity has just been released by Harvard University Press.

Professor Michael Foley welcomes new members of staff

New Interpol Staff

(L-R Dr Kamila Stullerova, Dr Carl Death, Dr Naomi Head, Dr Grant Dawson, Professor Michael Foley, Professor Campbell Craig, Jan Ruzicka and Iain Wilson)

WORLD CLASS RESEARCH
The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth is one of very few Politics or International Relations departments in the UK that can genuinely claim to be world class. Proof of the department's standing in the field came in the 2008 RAE, which rated Aberystwyth as the leading department of International Relations anywhere in the UK.

UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PRIZES

The Department congratulates all our prize winners. Click here for further details.

GRADUATION 2009

Picture Gallery click here

 

RAE 2008
No. 1 for International Politics!

Congratulations to the Interpol Deans!

Professor Len Scott and Professor Colin McInnes

(L-R Professor Len Scott, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor Colin McInnes, Dean of Graduate Studies)

For the first time in the history of Aberystwyth University, two deans have been appointed from the same department.

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PhD Studentship in Environmental Politics

The Department is delighted to invite applications for a new 3 year PhD studentship in the area of Environmental Politics. Click here for full details.

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The Institute Announces a 3-Year ESRC PhD Studentship

 

The David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies is pleased to announce a 3-year studentship to undertake a PhD. This will be funded as part of an ESRC/AHRC 3-year Fellowship on 'The Challenges to Trust-Building in Nuclear Worlds'. The grant is under the 'RCUK Global Uncertainties: Security for all in a Changing World' Programme and is held by Professor Nicholas Wheeler at Aberystwyth (PI) who will be the Primary Supervisor for this studentship.

The central research question to be addressed by the linked studentship is: "What role has trust played and can play in the nuclear relationship between the United States and USSR (1983-1991) and the United States and Russia (1991-2010)"? For more information, please consult the summary statement of the PhD studentship or the full advertisement of the position .

 

RESEARCH CENTRES

Centre for Health and International Relations (CHAIR)
Click here to see their UNESCO HIV seminar videocast

Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies (CIISS)

Centre for the Study of 'Radicalisation' & Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV)

David Davies Memorial Institute (DDMI)

Institute for Welsh Politics

 

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP

Dr. Phillips O'Brien
Glasgow University

He Kept Us Out of War? The American Reaction
to the Outbreak of War in 1914

Monday 19 April 5.00pm

Main Hall International Politics Building

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CENTRE FOR INTELLIGENCE AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES

Gordon Barrass
(formerly Foreign Office and Joint Intelligence Committee)

How Intelligence Changed the Cold War and the Lessons for Today' Dydd

Thursday 22 April 7.00pm

Main Hall International Politics Building

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DDMI ANNUAL LECTURE

Rt. Hon. Des Browne

The Importance of Political Leadership in Achieving a Nuclear Weapon Free World

Wednesday 28 April, 6pm

Main Hall International Politics Building

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Highlights of Semester 1 2009/10

INSTITUTE OF WELSH POLITICS ANNUAL LECTURE


Adam Price MP

'Wales: the first and last colony'

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90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Professor Ian Clark

'Copenhagen: The New Versailles'

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor Hidemi Suganami

'Positioning'

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Full details of semester one events

VIDEOCASTS

See Professor Kenneth Waltz in Aberystwyth for 'The King of Thought Conference' in September 2008.

Click here for videocasts of the entire conference

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Professor Andrew Linklater starts the International Politics Research Seminar for 2009/2010

Professor Andrew Linklater

'The Problem of Harm in World Politics'

The Department of International Politics welcomes its largest intake of freshers

Freshers