Politics and international studies

Politics and international studies

  • Participants at the 'Cambridge in Qatar: perspectives on Middle East Studies' conference
    Participants at the 'Cambridge in Qatar: perspectives on Middle East Studies' conference

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) provides an institutional focus at Cambridge for teaching and research on politics in all its dimensions; international and comparative, theoretical and empirical, abstract and practical.

The co-location of POLIS with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities has enabled colleagues to collaborate across conventional boundaries.

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Finbarr Livesey MPhil in Public Policy Fund


The Finbarr Livesey Bursary will provide an annual grant to support a student on the MPhil in Public Policy (MPP) at the University of Cambridge. The bursary is named in honour of Finbarr Livesey, who tragically passed away in 2019. Dr Livesey was a founding faculty member of the MPP and he also later served as the Programme Director. His vision and determination have left a lasting legacy, both in shaping the MPP and in inspiring the students that he taught.

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To discuss your philanthropic goals or explore opportunities for collaborative investment, please contact: 

Stefano Pantaleone

Associate Director — Humanities and Social Sciences


+44 (0)1223 762898

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