Europe’s global image is better abroad than at home where it is daily battered by populists and Eurosceptics. Europe’s concern about its self-image will be the focus of academics attending workshop in Malta on 27th and 28th April who will ponder if the EU should take pride in how it is perceived abroad. At a […]
Press Release: Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: Can “soft power” save Europe?
SHSS Assistant Professor Dr Helene Thibault has published her first book titled “Transforming Tajikistan: State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia”, that addresses the issue of religious revival in Tajikistan in light of the Soviet atheist legacy. The book demonstrates the profound and lasting influence of Soviet power structures and attitudes, and how secular and religious identities […]
This is what our MAPSIR student Jamilya Nurkanova has reported from the Syria peace talks in Astana: “I had a unique chance to participate in the negotiations on Syrian settlement that took place in Astana on January 23-24th, by being part of the BBC team. My role was to help and assist Khashayar Joneidi and […]
A group of eight first year MAPSIR students, alongside Professors Alexei Trochev and Hélène Thibault, has just returned from their educational trip to Tbilisi, Georgia. The trip was dedicated to observing the Georgian parliamentary elections that took place on 8 October. On that day, the students visited several polling stations in Tbilisi and observed the […]
On the 22nd November the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences held a seminar dedicated to the 10 the most interesting thesis works on such topics as migration, ethnic tension, jury, near-border business, internet regulations, political parties, student values and budgeting politics. […]