Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 14 27 May

Professor Steven Brown from the School of Management has written a piece for Germany's The European Magazine about how a “memory boom” has left Europe littered with monuments - so much so that when we’re not actively protesting them, we look right past them.

Dr Daniel Zadik from the Department of Genetics has written a piece for The Conversation about Europe's lack of genetic variety based on research into how the modern gene-pool came together. This article is provides additional information to a University press release.  You can keep up with Dr Zadik's personal writing here.

Professor Simon James from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History has written a piece for The Conversation discussing the atrocities committed by IS in destroying World Heritage sites, including Ancient Palmyra.

John Williams from the Department of Sociology has written a piece for The Conversation examining how Israel faces ejection from the football family of nations.

Dr Simona Guerra from the Department of Politics and International Relations has written a piece for The Conversation discussing Andrzej Duda's election as Poland's president in a surprise victory against incumbent Bronisław Komorowski.

Professor Laura Morales and Dr Luis Ramiro from the Department of Politics and International Relations have written an article for Think: Leicester where they discuss important signs of turbulence in the Spanish party system after the Spanish local and regional elections.

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