Censorship in South Africa: Introduction
Peter McDonald talks briefly about what first interested him in Censorship of Literature in South Africa
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2010 Candidates’ Picnic
In the style of a traditional, small-town political rally, the 2010 Candidates’ Picnic attracted approximately 1,100 of Vanderbilt employees, students and friends to Olin Lawn on Sept. 16. Some 3,100 hot dogs along with chips, home-made cookies and ice cream sandwiches were served while 28 candidates or their representatives in races ranging from governor tokeep reading »
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Rights not set

Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Challenges to the Absolute Prohibition of Torture
 Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, delivered the Second Annual Paragon Human Rights Lecture, held each year to mark International Human Rights Day.  He spoke about the current challenges facing the absolute prohibition of torture, particularly with respect to the ‘War on Terror’.

Professor Nowak outlined definitions of torture, highlighting the prohibition of torture as an absolute and non-derogable right in international law.  He
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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Depiction of Terrorism in Film and Television: Professor Roberta Pearson
  Professor Roberta Pearson

In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events.

Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audienc
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The Labour leadership contest
  Professor Philip Cowley

In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the recent announcement of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s that he will be standing down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from with
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Living in an era of global terror
 Professor Richard Aldrich

In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services.

Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and
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Academe & Parliament: Can Universities influence national policy?
 Lord Richard Best OBE

As part of the Dean’s Lecture Series, The University of Nottingham Graduate School presented a lecture by University alumnus, former Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Lord Richard Best OBE.

Lord Richard Best talks about ways in which academics and researchers can influence government policy and how the Rowntree Foundation approaches i
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
  Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 3
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In the third and final part of this podcast Doctor Fielding looks ahead to 2008 and what political issues could possibly dominate in the New Year.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He i
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also c
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Kosovo in Focus
 Professor Stefan Wolff

Kosovo's expected declaration of independence from Serbia is a move which could have regional and global ramifications.

Ahead of his trip to Belgrade, Professor Stefan Wolff took some time out to look at the issue in perspective.

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Northern Ireland to Iraq: Valuable Lessons
 Professor Stefan Wolff

Could the experiences of Northern Ireland help conflict zones like Iraq and Afghanistan?

Professor Stefan Wolff looks back at the Good Friday Agreement, and the lessons that have come out of the peace process in Northern Ireland

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The end of the road for Gordon Brown?
 Dr Steven Fielding

Has Gordon Brown's reputation suffered irreversible damage?

In this Podcast Dr Steven Fielding, Director of the Centre for British Politics, looks at recent events and puts in perspective the concerns about the Prime Minister's leadership.

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The long hunt
 After more than ten years on the run, suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been arrested in Serbia.

Professor Stefan Wolff weighs up the impact the arrest is likely to have on this region torn apart by one of Europe's bloodiest wars.


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War in Europe
 n this podcast Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the implications of the recent outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. Emailstefan.wolff@nottingham.ac.uk
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Addressing Europe
 Can the European Social Forum really influence policy makers?

In this podcast Professor Andreas Bieler looks ahead to the European Social Forum in Malmo, Sweden

Professor Bieler is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Football or arms race?
 Will the recent takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group change the face of English football forever?

Associate Professor of Economics, Dr Wyn Morgan takes a look at the economic factors of the modern game, and the fall-out from the biggest deal in British football.

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From grey suits to grass roots
 As the Conservatives respond to Labour's fightback in the 2008 Tory Party Conference in Birmingham, Dr Kieron O'Hara looks at the current situation in light of previous lessons.

Drawing on the book 'Democratising Conservative Leadership: From Grey Suits to Grass Roots', he co-authored with Dr Andrew Denham from The University of Nottingham, he charts the changes in the party and the impact David Cameron has made.


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