Northumbria’s Summer 2022 newspaper is out now
Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Basic income could cut poverty to its lowest level for decades
New research involving experts from Northumbria University proposes a new universal basic income model which could cut poverty by more than half at no net cost, reducing it to its lowest level for 60 years.
Social Sciences academic joins Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
An Associate Professor from Northumbria University has joined an independent organisation formed to work with business, civil society and sector experts to find solutions to challenges arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union.
EXPERT COMMENT: Josephine Baker: what it means to enter France’s hallowed Panthéon
As Josephine Baker is honoured as a national hero in France, Dr Laura O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Northumbria University, provides expert commentary on the Panthéonisation process and its origins.
On the level: Northumbria academics outline what to expect from the government’s levelling up White Paper
With dramatic variances in wealth, health, life chances and wellbeing across the UK, a government White Paper on the subject of “levelling up” is expected to be published this Autumn.
What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched
The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.
Expert comment: A written constitution for the UK would not have resolved recent Brexit arguments – here’s why
Adam Ramshaw, Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle, discusses why a written constitution for the UK would not have resolved recent Brexit arguments.
EXPERT COMMENT: Disunited States of America
Northumbria University’s American Studies academics have been at the forefront of international commentary on the 2016 US election and Donald Trump’s rise to presidential office.
EXPERT COMMENT: Three radical political experiments for a new age of extremes
Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about political extremes for The Conversation.
Historian Eric Hobsbawm famously called the 20th century an “age of extremes”, one characterised by polarising ideological battles fought in the name of nationalism. Whether fascism, communism, or Western capitalism, Hobsbawm related how these ideologies transformed the politica
EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria, writes about Martin Luther King Jr and Donald Trump for The Fabian Society.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump
Scott Ellis, Associate Lecture and PhD Candidate at Northumbria, writes about how the election of Donald Trump has affected the stock markets.
EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?
Randall Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria, writes about the US Election for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: “A new reality of uncertainty and anxiety”: Reactions to the 2016 US Election
Dr Randall J Stephens, Reader and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, gives his views on Donald Trump’s shock US Election victory.
Expert reaction: how Trump’s big night unfolded across the US
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies and Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History, from Faculty of Humanities at Northumbria report about the US election outcome.
Election Day is the perfect time to learn more about America
While the world holds its breath ahead of the dramatic result of the US election, thousands of online students are learning more about America thanks to Northumbria University’s first ever MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).
EXPERT COMMENT: Report from Florida: voter fatigue meets campaign frenzy
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in Department of Humanities at Northumbria writes about the campaigns for the US elections.
Law expert to discuss impact of the self-declared Islamic State at world-leading conference
An expert in Islamic Law from Northumbria University will discuss the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/IS/Daesh) and the humanitarian issues arising from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq at an international conference this week.
EXPERT COMMENT: Vietnam is struggling to unite its Mekong neighbours against China
Oliver Hensengerth, Lecturer in Politics at Northumbria, writes about territorial wrangling in the region for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: How Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith come out of the Chilcot Report
Rebecca Moosavian and Conall Mallory, both Senior Lecturers at Northumbria Law School, write about The Chilcot Inquiry for The Conversation.