Europe and international
Decisions in both the United States and Europe can have a major impact on the British political scene, from the war in Afghanistan to the financial crisis in the Eurozone.
Professor Rob Ford
Voting and poll analysis, US political relations, Far right
Rob is an expert on public opinion, electoral choice, immigration politics and the radical right. He is co-author of "Revolt on the Right", an award winning study of UKIP and co-editor of "Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box", a volume of essays looking at the more unusual elements of voter behaviour and psychology. Rob has worked as a consultant psephologist with the BBC elections programme since 2005 and has extensive television, radio and print media experience.
Dr Olga Onuch
Dr Onuch is a leading expert in Ukrainian and Argentine politics. She conducts comparative study of protest politics, political behaviour and institutions, and good governance in democratizing states in Latin American and Eastern Europe. Her research has appeared in the Washington Post, The Times, BBC, ITV, Al Jazeera, AFP, among others.
Prof Dimitris Papadimitriou
A Professor of Politics with interests in European affairs, particularly contemporary Greek politics, the Eurozone crisis and Brexit. He is the Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) and the Co-Editor of a Manchester University Press book series on European policy. An experienced media commentator, his analysis was regularly heard in the media during the Brexit process and the recent Eurozone crisis.
Prof James Pattison
James has expertise in relation to war and conflict, writing widely on humanitarian intervention, private military and security companies, the responsibility to protect, and the ethics of war. His first book, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene?, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. He has spoken widely to the media on the ongoing crisis in Syria and is currently working on a project that examines the case for economic sanctions, diplomatic coercion, and other nonmilitary options.
Prof Angelia Wilson
US political relations
A Professor of Politics, Angelia is an expert on American politics, especially the rise of the Tea Party and the Christian Right. Her current project, 'The American Right & the Politics of Hate', includes original interviews with Tea Party members and participant observation in over a dozen grassroots gatherings. She is an experienced political commentator appearing on BBC World Service, BBC News, BBC Breakfast, The Big Question, Newsround and other programmes. Her analysis has been featured in the Guardian's Comment is Free, Time Higher Educational Supplement and Political Insight.