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Our Impact and Public Engagement


The Department of European and International Studies has a thriving and policy-relevant research culture. Our faculty members advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and support national and international organisations engaged in the world of public affairs. Much of our work has a public policy dimension and members of the department regularly appear in the media and hold conversations with the domestic and international policy-making community.

Latest Research News

  • Professor Christoph Meyer was part of a team which carried out an in-depth analysis into the creation of a ‘European Rapid Deployment Capacity’ (RDC) for the European Parliament’s security and defence sub-committee.
  • Dr Charis Boutieri, senior lecturer in social anthropology, is part of a team of academics working on a new project that will examine and seek to understand how coexistence is practised in society.
  • A podcast series hosted by Dr Alex Clarkson and Dr Russell Foster asks whether Britain is headed for breakup. Guests have included econoist and entrepreneur John Mills, journalists Alex Massie and Oz Katerji, and academic Glen O'Hara. Listen here
  • Professor Ramon Pacheco Pardo was announced as a new member of the Elcano Royal Institute’s Scientific Council. The institute ranks as Spain’s top think tank and seeks to contribute to innovative and informed responses to global challenges through its research.
  • A major new project launched by academic, Dr Christopher Holmes, aims to give citizens a say on the big economic issues affecting the UK.
  • Dr John Narayan, senior lecturer with the department, was invited to succeed Colin Prescod as the chair of the Institute of Race Relations.
  • Dr Mark Langan was invited to meet with Georges Nzongola Ntalaja of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, to discuss the issues in engagement between the EU and counterparts across Africa as well as his research in the area.
  • Dr Mareike Beck led a cast of acrobats and performers for a special show, Home: The Intimacy of Debt and Inequality, which she produced in support of a research project which examines housing, household debt and the concept of asset-based inequality.

Our Impact

Read how our research has informed understanding of our society, and the world we live in.

News & Events from the Department of European and International Studies