reesej1

About reesej1

I am an MSc student in Politics and Communications at the LSE and also work part time for research centre LSE Cities. I currently live in Lambeth, London but am originally from the countryside in Buckinghamshire. In my spare time I enjoy reading political biographies, baking and cooking, cycling, travelling when I can and exploring new places in London.
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    Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?

Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?

Elsa Öhlén reflects on our public event with speaker Valentino Larcinese on ‘Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?’, which took place on Thursday 6 December 2018.

Is populism simply the new way of referring to certain types of opponents we do not particularly agree with, or do populists have a real effect on the quality of modern […]

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    Modi’s India, Erdogan’s Turkey, and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Non-Western World

Modi’s India, Erdogan’s Turkey, and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Non-Western World

Yagiz Alp Tekin reflects on our event with Professor Sumantra Bose where he discussed his new book “Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism” (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

In a Public Lecture at LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre on 23 October 2018, Professor Sumantra Bose presented an overview of his latest book, “Secular States, Religious Politics: India, […]

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    Undergraduate student Yi Jun Mock awarded prestigious graduate fellowship

Undergraduate student Yi Jun Mock awarded prestigious graduate fellowship

Yi Jun Mock, who has been selected for one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships at Schwarzman College in Tsinghua University in Beijing, discusses the program and his future career plans.

Congratulations on being selected for such a prestigious graduate fellowship! Can you tell us a bit more about the Schwarzman Scholars program?

Thank you very much! I’m really looking forward […]

Looking back: A reflection on Michaelmas Term at LSE

 

Áine Earley reflects on her first term studying an MSc in Conflict Studies in the LSE Department of Government.

When I announced I had been accepted into a twelve-month Masters programme at LSE, the usual warnings abounded; I was told that “time will fly”, “it will pass in the blink of an eye”, “it will be the shortest twelve months […]

Text Illuminations: From the Method to the Artefact

Political scientists Denisa Kostovicova, Ivor Sokolic, Tom Paskhalis and artist Nela Milic discuss the process of interdisciplinary collaboration

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    Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Sarah Fowler reviews our recent public event on Wednesday 31 October 2018 titled ‘Politics as Performance: will the American fascination with ‘Trump style’ survive the 2018 midterms?’, which was hosted by the LSE Department of Government and the US Centre.

As the United States prepared for the 2018 midterms, which took place on 6 November 2018, campaigns for all levels […]

The Science of Stress Reduction

Dr Serena Sharma explores the scientifically proven benefits of meditation, the positive impacts it has for general health and wellbeing and why we should make time for meditation in our busy lives.

Today is Stress Awareness Day – an annual campaign dedicated to raise awareness of the impact of stress and to promote wellbeing. As we observe this day and […]

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National Populism: the revolt against liberal democracy

William Irving reflects on our public event with Matthew Goodwin on Monday 22 October at LSE where he discussed his new book ‘National Populism: the revolt against liberal democracy’, co-authored with Roger Eatwell.

The surge of national populist movements across Europe represents a profound period of political volatility and upheaval. National populists have experienced successful election results in Italy, Sweden, […]

LSE UPR inaugural essay competition winners announced

This year the LSE UPR launched its inaugural essay competition, aimed at incoming or outgoing year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them real experience in writing an academic essay. The UPR team put together a list of five questions, which were superbly tackled by over 75 students. These questions required engagement with current affairs, critical reading, academic referencing and analytical […]

The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline

Tommaso Caprotti reflects on our recent public lecture with speaker Andrea Lorenzo Capussela titled ‘The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline’, which took place at LSE on Thursday 11 October 2018.

Italy has been at the forefront of European political debates over the course of 2018, especially since the Italian coalition government led by the Lega and the M5S came to […]