Special Achievement Award
Professor Colin McInnes, UNESCO Professor of HIV/AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa was presented with the Special Achievement Award at the 2017 Wales Social Research Awards held at the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday 7 December.

Social Science Awards
The following members of staff have been shortlisted for the this year's Wales Social Research Awards:

Centenary T-Shirt Competition
Design a T-shirt Competition - International Politics Centenary.

Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Award
Congratulations to Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guervara who has won The Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Award for the Best Collaborative Welsh Crucible Project 2011-2015.

International Politics polls well in student survey
For the second year running, students have given the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University an impressive overall satisfaction rating of 95% in an influential UK survey.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme
The Department of International Politics is seeking to host exceptional research fellows funded by the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme. The Fellowships would enable successful applicants to engage in high-quality research for a period of 12 to 24 months under the leadership of experienced mentors in our department.

Post-Brexit Roundatable 29 September 2016
Britain, Europe and the World: What Next?

Model UN
Huge congratulations to Aber Model UN delegates who at ScotMUN (3-5 March) won best delegate in the UN Security Council and a distinguished delegate in the European Council and Crisis Game!

Excellence in Teaching
'Total War, Total Peace’, a study module led by Dr Brieg Powel is the winner of the 2016-17 Aberystwyth University Exemplary Course Awards.

Student Led Teaching Awards
Congratulations to members of academic and part-time teaching staff who were named either as winners or highly commended in the annual Aberystwyth University Student Led Teaching Awards this year.

Jenny Mathers' Blog for HuffPost UK Politics
Watching Trump With Our Students

Student Led Teaching Awards
Congratulations to Dr Lucy Taylor, winner of the Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year award and Alexandros Koutsoukis, winner of the Postgraduate Teacher of the Year

What's Next? Trump in the White House
Tuesday 29 November, 6.30pm, Main Hall, International Politics Building.

Conference - ‘What is War Today’
22 November 2016

Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge
Department of International Politics launches new centre.

Outstanding NSS Result for Interpol
Students have given the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University an outstanding overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2016 National Student Survey! This places the Department as the best in Wales and in the top 10 in the UK for politics students satisfaction - it six points higher than the UK politics average of 89% (NSS 2016).

Tribute to Professor Mike Foley (1948-2016)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Mike Foley

Lucy Taylor at the 2016 National Eisteddfod
Dr Lucy Taylor gave a lecture on her research on Wales and Patagonia at teh National Eisteddfod.

Latest Issue of Planet
The latest issue of Planet: The Welsh Internationalist (221, Spring 2016) features an article written by Dr Bleddyn Bowen, a Teaching Fellow at the Department of International Politics, about the Welsh space industry and the challenges of future planning for Welsh and UK-wide space policy in the context of constitutional and devolutionary uncertainty.

Employability opportunities
Latest vacancies and internships in Wales' international development sector - Further details @

Virginia Commolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Former MA Intelligence and Strategic Studies student has published a new book on Boko Haram. Further details available at:

Dr Alistair Shepherd to present paper at the University College London (UCL) - School for Slavonic and East European Studies. The paper is entitled: "The European Security Continuum: Inisde-Out or Outside-in?"
Monday 1 December

Dr Ayla Göl to chair ‘Middle East’ Westminster debate
The debate takes place today, Monday 27th October, at 7pm in Committee Room 12, House of Commons.

The fourth Gregynog Ideas Lab will take place from 13-18 July 2015.