By Marianne Doherty Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Applied Social Sciences I never thought I’d find myself thanking anyone for sending me to prison, this is most definitely a first. In June I attended a training course in Philadelphia which focused on The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (I’ll elaborate on this later). This […]
By Pen-Yuan Hsing PhD Student in the Department of Biosciences As I write this post, I recall being riveted by the seminal climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth back in 2006. In the film (referring to the crises around anthropogenic climate change), former US Vice President Al Gore noted that the Chinese word for crises […]
By Dan Brunsdon “Alt-right” – a loosely defined group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in favour of white nationalism “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” – Donald Trump There has been a lot of use of the […]
Ustinov 2017 Annual Conference was a real success! We discussed global citizenship, nationalism and new paradigms throughout the event. Academics shared their research with us, speakers addressed the main topics, and workshops as well as discussions ensued. If you missed the conference, check out the below videos.
By Nicolás Fuentes-Allende After a 17-hour trip from Newcastle to Johannesburg, I got to South Africa where a transfer drove me to my study area: Mankwe Wildlife Reserve. I am a second year PhD student in the Conservation Ecology Group at Durham’s Department of Biosciences, and my research project is called “Impacts of burning […]
by Mika Laiho ESTABLISHING THE “ENERGY-CLIMATE CHANGE” NEXUS According to evidence from Earth scientists, climate change has occurred across several periods of history before the twenty-first century while estimates of the number of times mass extinction has occurred range from as few as five to more than twenty. Discourse about climate change is […]