On the 11th December, the department ran a Panel Event called "Legacies of World War 1". The speakers were Inderjeet Parmar, Rosemary Hollis and Thomas Davies, and the chair was Gemma Collantes-Cellador. The debate can be accessed online.
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova published a piece on The Conversation about the current banking crisis in Russia and the fragility of Putin's political-economic model (23 December 2014).
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova gave a TV interview on CNBC, broadcast on 22 December 2014, where she explained why the Russian oil crash is rapidly turning into a banking crisis.
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova featured in a Radio piece by Ashley Hull, "Russian Currency Strife Prompts Economic Crisis", broadcast on ABC News on 17 December 2014.
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova gave an interview to Paul Mason on the evening broadcast of Channel 4 News (16 December 2014) about the falling rouble, plunging oil prices and Putin's credibility at home. Watch here.
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova spoke at the "Crisis and Shifting Economic Management" section of "Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy", the first meeting of the ESRC Seminar Series Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape (15 December 2014, University of Birmingham).
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova debated James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation, at the Rethinking Economics seminar on "Shadow Banking and the Next Crisis" (1 December 2014).
On 19th November 2014, the Department of International Politics organised jointly with the BISA South East Europe Working Group and the Centre for International Policy Studies, a Roundtable Event to discuss “The EU and the Western Balkans – What will be the Future of this Relationship?”. Speakers were: Dr Ana Omaljev (University of Reading), Dr James Dawson (UCL), Dr James Ker-Lindsay (LSE), Ms Lucy Maizels (FCO) and Dr Will Bartlett (LSE).
Professor Inderjeet Parmar spoke at the US Embassy in London on Friday 14 November about the Foreign Policy Challenges facing the Barack Obama Administrations since 2008 and the reasons why Obama failed to take advantage of favourable conditions for a radical shift in US foreign policy after the disastrous years of President George W. Bush.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar also gave 2 lectures on "Realism and International Politics" and "American Hegemony and International Relations", at the Centre for Security Policy at the University of Geneva, 21 October 2014.
Dr Amnon Aran gave an interview on 18 November 2014 to Radio 5 at 14:00 on the attack on a Synagogue in Jerusalem on that same day.
Dr Amnon Aran gave a media interview to MediaCorp Asia on the deadlocked negotiations between the West and Iran at 12:00 on 25 November 2014.
A workshop took place on Transnational Muslim Marriages (10-11 Nov 2014) co-organised with Dr Marja Tiilikainen (Helsinki University), who will be a Visiting Fellow in City's Department of International Politics. She will be working with Dr Sara Silvestri, until 2016.
Dr. Thomas Davies published his book 'NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society' this month in hardback by Oxford University Press.
Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador attended as a reception as part of the Foreign Commonwealth Office activities for the British Bosnia and Herzegovina Fellowship Programme. This is a 3 week fellowship programme for 20 aspiring leaders from business, government, politics, media and civil society from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim is to expose them to the UK political system, including how policy is made and delivered in a devolved system of government.
Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador gave a talk on 21 November 2014 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) about her work on the International Criminal Court. This was part of their funded project on "Cosmopolitanism and Constitutionalism in International Society. Cosmopolitan and Constitutionalist Proposals for Global Governance". It is funded by the Spanish National R&D Plan.
Dr. Amnon Arron's book 'Israeli Foreign Policy since the end of the Cold War' is due to be published by Cambridge University Press. Amnon represented a chapter of his book in the Staff Research Seminar on 19 November 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed in TV by Islam Channel on the controversial new UK counter-terrorism powers (24 Nov 2014).
Professor Ronen Palan was interviewed for an article on The Guardian, "Luxembourg and Juncker under pressure over tax deals" (6th November 2014).
Dr Amnon Aran was involved in a radio debate with - amongst others - former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister on Radio Sputnik. Read the transcript here. http://sputniknews.com/radio_red_line/20141129/1015287025.html
Joseph Hoover has been granted an appointment as a visiting scholar at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago in Spring 2015.
Anastasia Nesvetailova was promoted to Professor.
A panel discussion on Democratic Transitions in Eastern Europe took place on 22 October 2014. The event was in partnership with the Jagiellonian University (Centre for Political Thought and London Polish Research Centre) and sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The panel, featured Prof. Alex Szczerbiak (Sussex), Prof. George Gomori (Cambridge) and Dr Thomas Davies (City). It was chaired by Prof.Arkady Rzegocki (Jiagiellonian) and Dr Sara Silvestri (City). The event was highly successful and attracted a large audience, both from within City and from across London.
On 30 October 2014, the department held a very successful Careers event, where seven of our alumni were invited back to talk to current students about how they got into their first job after graduating. The room was packed with students eager to learn from the experiences of our former students and each went away with a very positive message; to start early, get active about something that interests them, and persevere.
On 29 October 2014, the Department of International Politics welcomed Ambassador David Mulford to give a talk on his new book 'Packing for India. A Life of Action in Global Finance and Diplomacy'. Ambassador David Mulford is currently Vice Chairman International of Credit Suisse. He rejoined Credit Suisse in March 2009 after spending five years as US Ambassador to India. In his presentation and following Q&A, Ambassador Mulford discussed his experience as US Ambassador to India and the numerous experiences that have preceded the appointment in the world of international finance.
A new report on Religion and Development Post-2015 was published by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); it is based on a UNFPA consultation with faith-based organisations which was convened in New York, in May 2014, in collaboration with Dr Sara Silvestri and co-sponsored by City University London.
The Canadian paper La Presse interviewed Dr Sara Silvestri in relation to international responses to terrorist attacks (25 Oct 2014).
The Singapore based international television news station Channel NewsAsia interviewed live Dr Sara Silvestri on the Vatican Synod on the Family (14 October 2014).
'The roles of religion in foreign policy' is the title of a project that Dr Sara Silvestri (City) and her research partner Prof.Peter Mandaville (George Mason University) jointly coordinated in 2014. The project is co-sponsored by their respective institutions and by a British Council grant; it also involves the support of DFID and the FCO. The project produced a series of closed-doors and public engagement meetings at Wilton Park, Chatham House, and Brookings Institution. It also led to a collaboration with the UN Population Fund for a consultation on Religion and Development Post-2015, whose results were published in a UNFPA report in September 2014.
Seven new students enrolled into the Doctoral programme on 30 September 2014. They have arrived at City with strong CV's and original research proposals spanning the fields of diaspora politics and conflict, Islamism, US foreign policy, cosmopolitanism and education, and various aspects of international political economy.
Dr Gemma Collantes Celador published an article in The Conversation on 15 September 2014, titled 'Iraq needs more than firepower to survive Islamic State's onslaught'.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed twice by Voice of Russia, on the UK strategy towards ISIS fighters (1st September 2014), and on British Jihadis returning to the UK (6th September 2014).
Dr Sara Silvestri,Religion and Politics specialist, was appointed trustee of the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice (September 2014).
Dr Amnon Aran was appointed as co-editor (with Chris Alden, LSE) for Routledge's Foreign Policy Analysis series.
Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador published an article titled 'Iraq needs more than firepower to survive Islamic State's onslaught' in The Conversation.
Dr Joe Hoover was appointed as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University for spring 2015.
Professor Ronen Palan was interviewed on The Daily Dose on Thailand's Voice TV.
Professor Ronen Palan was featured in the Harold Crooks' new documentary The Price We Pay, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5th.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed on Muslim radicalisation and British counter-terrorism for Channel One Russia.
Dr Holly Ryan's article'Affect's Effects: Considering Art-Activism and the 2001 Crisis in Argentina'
was published online in the journal Social Movement Studies.
Dr Thomas Davies was appointed as an associate editor at Voluntaristics Review.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed on radicalisation and Muslims in Britain by the National Polish Radio 1, on 23 July and on 26 August.
Dr Thomas Davies was appointed as a Fellow to the Royal Historical Society.
Dr Alejandro Pena, who completed his PhD in the Department of International Politics in 2013, has been appointed to a permanent lectureship at the University of York.
On 14 July 2014 Dr Thomas Davies provided the keynote public lecture at the international conference on 'Transnational Actors in War and Peace' at Memorial University, Canada.
Professor Ronen Palan debated economist Bridget Rosewell over the economic impact and global role of the City of London on BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight with Philippa Thomas. The interview featured in episode 'Airliner Hit From Rebel Area - Obama' (at 34'), broadcast on Friday 18th at 22:30. Dr Stefano Pagliari's "Europe between financial repression and regulatory capture" (with Shahin Vallée and Éric Monnet) was published as Bruegel Working Paper No 2014/08.
Dr Thomas Davies' article on "The failure of strategic nonviolent action in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Syria: 'political ju-jitsu' in reverse" was published online in the journal Global Change, Peace and Security.
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova was invited to speak at the House of Commons as a panellist for "Making Money Work for People and Planet", an event organised as part of the People's Parliament discussion series hosted by John McDonnell MP.
BBC Afrique interviewed Dr Sara Silvestri on the British strategy against radicalisation for its daily news bulletin (mins 38-41), on 24 June 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri participated in a live LBC radio interview on anti-Semitism and its implications for the future of the French right wing party Front National (11 June 2014).
The second Gallup-Anna Lindh Foundation report on Intercultural Trends was launched in Krakow on 6 June 2014. Dr Sara Silvestri, who is one of the authors of the report, and a member of the scientific committee that devised the poll, presented her findings at the Nations and Stereotypes Conference in Krakow.
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova's article "The Evolution of Nowhere Banking" appeared in the latest issue of Risk and Regulation, published by CARR, the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at LSE (No. 27, Spring 2014).
Professor Ronen Palan featured in Zhao Yan's article "Destinations of China's Nouveau Riche Capital: How Money Gets Hidden Uncovers the Veil of Tax Havens", published in the 21-27 March issue of Time Weekly on the occasion of the launch of How Money Gets Hidden [Qián shì rúhé bèi cángqilai de], the 2014 Chinese edition of Professor Palan's Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works (2009, with Richard Murphy and Christian Chavagneux).
Professor Ronen Palan gave an extended TV interview on episode 74 of RT show Going Underground ("Redefining privacy, CCTV obsession & 'corruption' in the City", broadcast on the 7th May) about the City's global financial power as an interlinked offshore centre and tax haven.
Professor Ronen Palan published "Tout a débuté en septembre 1957..." (in French), on Alternatives économiques hors-série, n° 101 (Mondialisation et Démondialisation), April 2014.
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova, published in Roubini Global Monitor, "The Sanctions Against Russia Do Bite: But Are They Having Their Intended Impact?" and in the Financial Times, "Making non-western payment system in Russia".
The Department of International Politics and the LUISS School of Government in Italy are hosting an advanced one-week Summer School in Rome, Italy the 23-28th June 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri featured in the French weekly Le Point, article "United Kingdom: the new fald-back headquarters of the Muslim Brothers", 3 April 2014.
Professor Rosemary Hollis' comment piece 'David Cameron's Muslim Brotherhood inquiry could well backfire', was published in the Guardian, Comment is free, 2 April 2014.
The Department of International Politics and Centre for International Policy Studies co-hosted a workshop on religion migration and public policy in collaboration with BISA working group on Religion, Security & IR convened by Dr Silvestri on the 2 April 2013.
Dr Joseph Hoover's article, 'Moral Practices: Assigning Responsibility in the International Criminal Court' was published in Law and Contemporary Problems.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar delivered a lecture on 'Race, Elitism and Empire in Anglo-American Wars from Korea to the War on Terror', at the University of Ottawa, 24 March.
Dr Thomas Davies monograph NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society (Hurst) was published in December 2013 - the book launch was hosted at City University London on 12 March 2014. Publisher's website
Professor Rosemary Hollis was one of the expert panelists for Al Jazeera's 'Head to Head' programme with Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat, recorded at the Oxford Union and broadcast in March 2014.
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova's article "Shadow banking, or why black holes are important in the global financial system", on Open Democracy on 27 February 2014.
Professor Rosemary Hollis gave the David Davies Memorial Institute Annual Lecture at Aberystwyth University on the subject of 'Britain and the Palestine Question 1914-2014'.
Dr Sara Silvestri accepted an invitation to serve on the Advisory Board of Religion News Service.
Dr Sara Silvestri gave a guest lecture on Muslim women in Europe at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium on 12 February 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri was a participant in a public discussion on 'European and US Approaches to Religion in Foreign Policy: Responses to the Arab Uprisings and Beyond' hosted by Chatham House on 11 February 2014.
Chatham House hosted a public discussion on 'European and US Approaches to Religion in Foreign Policy: Responses to the Arab Uprisings and Beyond'. Featuring inter alia (City University London) and Professor Mandaville (George Mason University), the panel was part of the ongoing project that the two academics are conducting as part of their 'Bridging Voices' British Council award on The Role of Religion in Foreign Policy. Held on 11 February 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri (with Prof Peter Mandaville, George Mason University) organised a conference on "Religion, foreign policy and development: making better policy to make a bigger difference", held on 5-7 February 2014 in association with Wilton Park, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Department of International Development, with support provided by George Mason University, City University London and The British Council. The report from the conference is available online.
Professor Rosemary Hollis gave evidence to the UK Parliament's Foreign Affairs Select Committee at a one-off session on 'Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Prospects for 2014'.
Professor Rosemary Hollis gave the keynote speech at an International Area Studies Conference at Edinburgh University on '25 Years of Revolution: Comparing revolt and transition from Europe 1989 to the Arab World in 2014' and addressed a meeting convened by the Worcester-Palestine Friendship Society, on the subject of 'The Palestinian Issue: How did it come to this?'.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar was interviewed by Russia Today's Latin American section on the power of US foundations, based on his book Foundations of the American Century.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed by Channel News Asia on the Vatican's response to child abuse, 16 January 2014.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar's co-edited volume (with Mark Ledwidge and Kevern Verney) "Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America" (Routledge 2014) was published.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar gave a lecture at Princeton titled "Power Shifts: How the World Copes With Imperial Power Transitions", Friday 17 January 2014.
Dr Sara Silvestri was interviewed by Russian TV Channel One on British counter-terrorism experiences in the context of a report on the ongoing Duma debates about increasing counter-terrorism powers in Russia (broadcast 15 Jan 2014).