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Politics and international relations

Audience members with their hands up at an American political rally

We analyse political decisions made in the UK and around the world to understand how they affect people’s sense of place, their movement and their human rights.

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Can AI be used to undermine elections?

Online political disinformation and voter profiling spiked during recent elections in the UK and US. How can we now protect democracies from threats posed by AI?

Giving displaced women and girls a voice

Professor Pia Riggirozzi highlights the perilous journeys migrant women and young girls from Central America and Venezuela undertake, including the risks they face and failures of current policies to protect them.

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