UCy pro­fes­sor wins UK po­lit­i­cal stud­ies award

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Dr. Stam­a­toula Pana­gakou, Spe­cial Sci­en­tist in the Depart­ment of So­cial and Po­lit­i­cal Sciences at the Uni­ver­sity of Cyprus, is a Po­lit­i­cal Stud­ies As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) Spe­cial­ist Group Speak­ers Com­pe­ti­tion awardee. Dr. Pana­gakou will give a talk at the An­nual In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence of the Po­lit­i­cal Stud­ies As­so­ci­a­tion of the United King­dom which will take place in Sh­effield on March 30 – April 1. She will also con­vene an in­ter­na­tional multi-panel work­shop on “Bri­tish Ide­al­ism: Po­lit­i­cal Phi­los­o­phy, Civic Pride and Eth­i­cal Cit­i­zen­ship.”

Bri­tish Ide­al­ism is a philo­soph­i­cal move­ment in­flu­enced by an­cient Greek phi­los­o­phy, Ger­man Ide­al­ism, and de­vel­op­ments in Bri­tish thought. It fo­cuses on the philo­soph­i­cal foun­da­tions of pol­i­tics, the eth­i­cal na­ture of the state, and the re­la­tion be­tween meta­physics, ethics and pol­i­tics.

The PSA, founded in 1950, de­vel­ops and pro­motes the study of pol­i­tics. It has over 1,900 mem­bers, and has been in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised as a lead­ing as­so­ci­a­tion in the study, sup­port and global pro­mo­tion of po­lit­i­cal sciences.

Dr. Felic­ity Matthews, co-or­gan­iser of the an­nual in­ter­na­tional PSA con­fer­ence, said: “The PSA Spe­cial­ist Group Speak­ers Com­pe­ti­tion is a com­pet­i­tive fund and the award was made to Dr. Pana­gakou in recog­ni­tion of both the qual­ity of her sub­mis­sion, and the sup­port she has shown to the Bri­tish Ide­al­ism Spe­cial­ist Group.”

The Chair of the PSA Bri­tish Ide­al­ism Spe­cial­ist Group, Pro­fes­sor David Boucher, added: “The of­fi­cers and mem­bers of the PSA Bri­tish Ide­al­ism Spe­cial­ist Group are de­lighted that our ap­pli­ca­tion to in­vite Dr. Pana­gakou to the An­nual PSA Con­fer­ence in Sh­effield was suc­cess­ful.

The com­pe­ti­tion for this pres­ti­gious award is in­tense.”

He also re­ferred to the award as a recog­ni­tion of Dr. Pana­gakou’s work: “She must take a great deal of the credit for mak­ing the Bri­tish Ide­al­ist Spe­cial­ist Group one of the most ac­tive and in­flu­en­tial in the Po­lit­i­cal Stud­ies As­so­ci­a­tion, and for pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing the im­mense amount of ac­tiv­ity in this area of re­search.”

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