Welcoming Dr Nadine Ansorg to her new role as Head of School.

The School of Politics and International Relations have started the year with a new Head of School for 2021!

Dr Nadine Ansorg has been appointed, taking over from Adrian Pabst who has been in the position since 2018 and is now stepping aside to work as Deputy Director for Social and Political Economy at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in the coming year. 

‘I am delighted to welcome Dr Ansorg as the new Head of the School of Politics and International Relations.’ David Wilkinson, Head of the Human and Social Sciences Division said of the appointment, “A distinguished academic in international conflict analysis and a widely respected figure across the University, she takes the helm of a School with deep-rooted, international success in its teaching, research and public engagement. We wish Dr Ansorg the best of luck and will give her all the support we can as she guides the School through the next chapter of its exciting journey”.

Ansorg, originally from Germany, has been at Kent since May 2015. Her research focuses on institutional reform in post-conflict societies, and particularly security sector reform after war, as well as the conditions for establishing peace in divided and post-conflict societies. 

I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as new Head of Politics and International Relations.” she told us “The School of Politics and International Relations is an exciting place to study and work. It is widely recognised for its strong international research profile in conflict and security, regional and comparative politics, and political and social theory. Having the opportunity to lead the School is a privilege and great opportunity, and I look forward to working with and for the School in my new role.”

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