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Colin Seymour-Ure

Professor Colin Seymour-Ure

Lecturer 1965, Professor 1980-2002, School of Politics and International Relations. Dean of Social Sciences 1978-81. Eliot College 1965, Rutherford from 1966

Professor Seymour-Ure joined the School of Politics and International Relations at its foundation in 1965 and started the first course in the UK on politics and mass media. His daughter was the first baby born after the University opened.

His publications cover the role of the press and broadcasting in a wide range of issues and institutions - such as Downing Street and White House news management; election campaigns; images of Tony Blair and John Major in the Sun and Daily Mirror; press partisanship; the power of media barons; media policy; political rumours. He wrote the biography of the great cartoonist David Low and... (Read more...)

Paris Centre


Our Brussels School of International Studies is a specialist postgraduate centre offering programmes in international studies. Kent is the only UK university to have a centre in the political heart of Europe.

There is a close-knit student community with excellent opportunities for networking, internships and professional advancement. Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship with major international

organisations such as the European Union and NATO.

Students benefit from careers workshops and can use facilities purpose-built for the School in addition to the campus facilities of partner universities. This ensures they reach their full potential and get the most out of their time in Brussels. Brussels is also ideally located for easy access to other major European cities.

Conflict resolution

Conflict resolution

School of Politics and International Relations: Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor Hugh Miall, Dr Florian Bieber, Dr Elise Féron, Dr Neophytos Loizides

Kent’s research on conflict resolution has been used to enhance professional training in the field and improve democratic participation in conflict-ridden societies. Miall’s research, produced in partnership with Bradford academics, created a framework for conflict resolution that

is one of the most widely referred to in the field.

Research included a focus on political representation in societies split by deep ethnic, racial and religious divisions. Inspired by the d’Hondt mechanism, as used in the Northern Ireland Assembly, researchers drew on innovations that make power-sharing arrangements more durable.

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