Centre welcomes Dr Yvonne Franke as a Visiting Fellow

Posted on October 4, 2017

External Visitor to the Centre for Social Policy

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Professor Steve Smith involved with Newport Fairness Commission

Posted on July 5, 2017

Professor Steve Smith talks about The Newport Fairness Commission

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Researching the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Posted on March 27, 2017

Professor Jennifer Law and Professor Catherine Farrell (Faculty of Business and Society) have been awarded two contracts to undertake research on the Well-being of Future Generations Act for Public Health Wales.

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Professor Catherine Farrell looks at Welsh councils reorganisation: 'No one size fits all'

Posted on October 11, 2016

As the structure of local government returns to the agenda – and merger proposals are effectively scrapped – Prof Catherine Farrell looks at the debate around reorganisation, and what could be on the horizon.

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1,000 students enrol on free Global Governance iOS course

Posted on October 9, 2015

In just the first fortnight since its launch, our new, free, open course, Introduction to Global Governance, has been a runaway success.

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Rt Hon Charles Clarke delivers lecture on the big issues politicians can’t crack

Posted on March 13, 2015

From immigration and welfare reform, to climate change and the effects of an ageing society, there is widespread evidence that voters are increasingly frustrated with the responses of governments to major public issues. In many European countries, as well as in the US, disaffection with the traditional political parties is translating into a growth in support for parties of protest and alienation, such as UKIP in the UK or the Front National in France. In other cases, people are simply choosing to disengage from political life, with a weakening level of trust in political institutions.

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Today's talk by Peter Hain MP explores global threats, global responses

Posted on February 26, 2015

26 February 2015

International terrorism, climate change, cross border crime, unprecedented levels of migration, population growth, global poverty, pandemics, online crime and cyber-attacks – these are the familiar threats to global stability and peace.

However, to that lengthening list should be added the new and growing threats of food and water shortages. Together these constitute all the ingredients for a ‘perfect storm’ to hit humankind.

So how does Britain respond in this new world and to these specific new threats?

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Today's talk by Peter Hain MP explores the rise of ISIL

Posted on November 20, 2014

Public lecture by Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP
Confronting ISIL’s Terror Threat
Thursday 20, November 2014

The first in a series of three major talks on current international affairs, in this opening lecture the Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP will explore the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

He will analyse how the international community should respond to the challenges posed by the rapid rise to power of an organisation which, a little over a year ago, would have been known only to regional specialists and security consultants but which now headlines our national news.

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Tom Davies OBE, is appointed as Visiting Professor for Public Policy

Posted on October 17, 2014

Tom Davies OBE was recently appointed as a Visiting Professor for the Centre of Advanced Studies in Public Policy at the University of South Wales.

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Professor of Public Management appointed as mentor

Posted on July 28, 2014

Catherine Farrell, Professor of Public Management at the University’s Treforest Campus has recently been selected to become a Mentor for Rosemary Butler’s Women in Public Life (WIPL) development scheme.

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Professor Catherine Farrell contributes to International Women's Day feature

Posted on March 7, 2014

Professor Catherine Farrell Professor Catherine Farrell has contributed an article to a feature on International Women’s Day.

More than twelve USW academics shared their thoughts on what International Women’s Day means to them.

The feature also serves to highlight some of the important research taking place at the University, in areas as diverse as genetics, human rights, governance and reproductive health.

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USW to form part of Wales's new Public Policy Institute

Posted on January 28, 2014

The University of South Wales, together with Swansea, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor and Liverpool, has been successful in its application to deliver on the Welsh Government’s commitment to deliver a Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPI). This Institute will offer advice to Ministers on key aspects of policy right across the sphere, including health, transport, education, agriculture and so on. The PPI will be officially launched next Monday in Cardiff.

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Professor Catherine Farrell invited to chair School Governance Review

Posted on October 3, 2013

Professor Catherine Farrell has been invited to chair the review of School Governance in Wales.

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New Post Graduate Certificate Course

Posted on September 24, 2013

We are very pleased to have our new Post Graduate Certificate in Governance approved by the University.

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Rob Pickford appointed as Visiting Professor

Posted on September 20, 2013

Rob Pickford has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of the Centre.

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