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APRIL 4: THE REAL KING DAY

Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies at The University of Nottingham, and author of the 2015 Martin Luther King biography, looks at the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Riverside Address 50 years ago. April 4 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Riverside address, his outspoken denunciation of US policy in Vietnam. A …

Parliament in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham will play host to well-known Westminster figures as part of a series of politically-themed events. On Wednesday 8 March the University’s School of Economics will host the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary, as …

Race, Rights and Justice in the Age of Brexit

Professor Todd Landman,Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, puts forward his recommendations for the post-Brexit future and challenges everyone to consider their responsibility for living, humanely, in a post-referendum world. In Democracy and the Market, Adam Przeworski argues that transitional countries experience a significant downturn in economic performance in the short term and then as democracy takes …

Crossing the Rubicon

Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in Law, looks at why the Supreme Court Should Not Refer a Question Regarding the Revocability of Article 50 to the European Court of Justice.  On 3 November the High Court issued its long awaited judgement in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  which ruled that …

How can employers and HE collaborate to better global recruitment?

Dr Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability at The University of Nottingham considers how employers and higher education can collaborate to better global recruitment in a post-Brexit world. The University of Nottingham has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. For …

Brexit, Article 50 TEU and the Constitutional Significance of the UK Referendum

In the wake of a High Court ruling today (3 November 2016) that the invocation of Article 50 TEU requires the involvement of Parliament Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at The University of Nottingham, gives his legal view. Article 50 TEU is the provision that governs the process of withdrawal of an …

Market jitters and Brexit uncertainty magnifies the chance of a flash crash

Dr Nafis Alam is Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research, at The University of Nottingham. In this blog he reflects on the high level of volatility in the financial markets. The British pound suffered a shuddering flash crash on October 7, plummeting more than 6% against the dollar to …

Brexit and Higher Education…….Again

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, talks about appearing in Parliament to discuss Brexit and Higher Education. Earlier this year the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry into the potential impact of Brexit on science and higher education. Its report was published before the referendum. Given the outcome, …

What Brexit means to London’s aspiration as an Islamic Finance Hub

Dr Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director for the Centre for Islamic Business Finance and Research (CIBFR) at University of Nottingham Malaysia campus (UNMC). Here he writes about the implications of Brexit on London’s aspiration as an Islamic Finance Hub. When Manchester, under the patronage of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister …

Brexit: Europe’s new nationalism is here to stay

Simon Toubeau, Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses Brexit in an article for The Conversation: It is something of a tragic irony that the European Union – originally constructed to lay to rest the atavistic nationalist impulses of the 20th century – is today behind the resurgence of such feelings …