CEP co-director Dr Alister Miskimmon and Professor Ben O’Loughlin from the Department of Politics and International Relations have been awarded a prestigious book prize at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Their book, co-written with Professor Laura Roselle, Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order has been judged the best book in International Communication by the International Studies Association, the main global forum for scholarship in International Relations. They were awarded the prize at the Association’s annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia with over 5,000 delegates in attendance.
The book outlines an ambitious research agenda: to define and develop a more robust perspective on the foundations of world order. In making the award the book prize committee noted that the book was beautifully written and carefully researched with powerful, cross-disciplinary arguments. The prize committee said that the book will serve as a foundation that informs and impacts the next generation of political communication and international relations scholarship and practice.
With perfect timing, after the events of the weekend of 20-21 February 2016, we welcome Lord Riddle to Royal Holloway to discuss the evolving role of the UK in the European Union.
This event, organised by Dr Andrea Mammone of the Department of History at Royal Holloway, brought together students, staff and guests to discuss the main issues at stake in the run up to June's referendum.
Dr Giacomo Benedetto addresses events on the EU Budget at the European University Institute in Florence and at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
During the month of October, Giacomo Benedetto of the Department of Politics and International Relations has addressed two prestigious events on the European Union’s budget, the first in Florence alongside Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Budgets and Vice President of the European Commission (see webstream). On 8 and 9 October, Dr Benedetto also spoke on the EU’s annual budgets at an event in Strasbourg co-hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration of the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer. This was attended by academics and by policy practitioners including officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Economics and Finance Ministers (EcoFin).
Dr Alister Miskimmon, Prof Ben O'Loughlin, Dr James Sloam and Dr Kaat Smets are now partners in the Jean Monnet Network “C3EU - Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: The EU Perceptions in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine”. This is a 3-year project with led up by Prof Natalia Chaban and Prof Martin Holland at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with colleagues from The National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine; Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; TU Darmstadt, Germany; Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania; KU Leuven, Belgium.
Giacomo Benedetto speaking at the EUI's workshop on the efficiency and effectiveness of the EU budget
Last week at a two-day workshop hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, Dr Giacomo Benedetto of the Department of Politics of International Relations (Centre for European Politics) at Royal Holloway drew on his research on reform of the EU budget for a paper on the budget’s added value. This was presented at a panel alongside Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Commission for Budgets and Human Resources. The keynote speech at the event was delivered by Italy’s Minister of Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan. Further information about the workshop, including the webstream of Minister Padoan’s intervention, can be found here.
The live webstream of Vice President Georgieva’s presentation is here, with Dr Benedetto’s contribution starting at 1 hour, 15 minutes.