Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 27 August 2 September

Dr Kelly Staples from the Department of Politics and International Relations has written an article for Think: Leicester examining recent data suggesting that UK net migration has hit a record high.

Dr Simon Bennett from the School of Management and Civil Safety and Security Unit has written an article for the Leicester Mercury suggesting that China needs someone who could question the status quo, such as labour leader candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Panicos Demetriades from the Department of Economics is one of nine leading academics who addressed questions to Greece's finance minister.

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