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Should tuition fees be raised?

In Uncategorized on March 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm

This week the Behind the News session will run at 2pm in room 11.14 on Wed 10th march.

The topic for discussion is

Should tuition fees be raised?

All welcome!


Iran – Inside the Islamic Republic

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

Alam Saleh & Simon Mabon


 Wed 24th Feb at 2pm, room 11.14

See you there!


Obama One Year On

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

Christina Harlen will introduce the next Behind the News Event

End of the honeymoon?

feb 8th at 12? room 11.14


UPCOMING EVENT – Did Copenhagen Save the Planet?

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

Rhiannon Colvin, POLIS Student


Dr. Hugh Dyer

Monday 25th January


11.14 Social Science Building

“One set of posters that went up well before the conference showed world leaders in 2020 apologizing for having failed in Copenhagen in 2009: ageing Obamas, Merkels, Browns et al look down and acknowledge their fault. But there have been no apologies. Instead they have passed the blame. Let’s try something different. Instead of blame and apology let’s take some time to discuss results, reasons and response. It’s a lengthy discussion that must start now because it’s already time to shake off that hangover.”


Michael Innes Monday Dec 7th

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 11:42 am

Michael Innes was so disappointed not to be able to make it to Leeds on Monday he has kindly offered to run a special session of Monday Dec 7th at 12-1 in room 11.14.

He will be offering a personal reflection on working for NATO in Afghanistan plus giving some advice about how to get jobs in organisations like NATO.

 If you are interested in reading his thoughts prior to the session, please have a look at The Safe Haven Myth


 AfPak Channel: The Sound of Silence


COP 15 UN Climate Change Conference

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Behind the News will resume in the new year. The first topic to be covered in January will be the United Nations talks on climate change that will be held between December the 7th and December the 18th in Copenhagen. More information on this Behind the News session will be posted up here soon….

Should NATO be in Afganistan?

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm


Should NATO be in Afghanistan?

Michael A. Innes

Visiting Research Fellow POLIS

Contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s AfPak Channel


Monday 30th November


11.14 Social Science Building