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.
Dr Rob Ford
Voting and poll analysis, US political relations, Far right
Rob is a political sociologist with expertise in immigration politics, voting behaviour and support for the extreme right. He has also been employed by the BBC as a consultant psephologist since 2005, working on General, local and devolved elections. Rob is a Hallsworth Research Fellow based at the University's Institute for Social Change.
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, his interest lies in European affairs, particularly contemporary Greek politics and the European Union's relations with Eastern Europe. He is Director of the the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE), the Co-Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Southeast Europe and the Co-Editor of the book series on European Policy and Contemporary Greece. An experienced media commentator, his analysis was regularly heard in the media during the recent Eurozone crises.
Dr James Pattison
James has an interest in international politics, writing widely on humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect, and the ethics of war. His 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.
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.