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The International Public Engagement Network (IPEN), co-founded by the Centre for Democratic Engagement and the UK House of Commons is to co-host the new Public Engagement Hub of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the global organisation of national parliaments. This remarkable achievement recognizes the extraordinary work developed by IPEN since 2020 in supporting knowledge exchange on…
We are very proud to announce that our very own CDE member, Dr Alex Meakin, has won the prize for the best PSA Specialist Group this year, together with her co-convenor, Dr Stephen Bates (Birmingham University), of the specialist group on Parliaments. Alex has in fact won this same prize twice, first when she served…
CDE member, Alex Norman has made an excellent defence of his PhD. Dr Norman was awarded the PhD subject to amendments. Our congratulations from the whole of the CDE community to Alex. Again, the Centre welcomes a new PhD visitor for this coming year, Omomayowa Abati, from Nigeria. Omomayowa, a PhD student at Stellenbosch University…
The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce that CDE member Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett has been awarded the Research Dissemination Award for her work and expertise on Germany. For more details please see here.
The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce the availability of four different types of PhD scholarships for a 2022 entry. Please see further details in each of the links below. Possible candidates are very welcome to contact staff from the CDE to explore ideas for a PhD project. ESRC White Rose DTP…
In collaboration with climate change charity Hope for The Future, Professor Leston-Bandeira ran a workshop for young people, which was selected to be part of the 2021 ESRC festival of Social Sciences. The workshop aimed to demonstrate to young people how they can campaign for change, namely through the use of petitions to parliament, drawing…
CDE member Dr Alexandra Meakin has been invited to present her research on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster to the Parliaments, Politics and People seminar series organised by The History of Parliament. Dr Meakin’s paper sets out five themes from the history of the Palace which can help to explain decisions…
Centre for Democratic Engagement members Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett are going to the COP26 in Glasgow as part of a University of Leeds team engaged in this year’s UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, 1-12 November 2021. They will be there in the context of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award granted to Dr…
CDE PGR Miranda Duffy, her teenage daughter, Tess, and guest Dr Debbie Rosen from the Priestley International Centre for Climate (@PriestleyCentre) will be talking about how to encourage teenagers and pre-teens to engage with climate change and COP26 in a special radio show for the National Science and Media Museum’s Science Festival this October half…