DOLFIN Directors Present at Africa Upstream 2016


Professor Pieter Bekker, CEPMLP Chair in International Law, and CEPMLP Honorary Lecturer Robert van de Poll gave a joint presentation on “Predicting Africa’s Disputed Blue Boundaries Through a Law and Science Approach” at the AFRICA UPSTREAM conference during Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, South Africa, on 1 November 2016.  This marked the first time that the conference featured a joint presentation at the plenary. Africa Oil Week is the premier international oil and gas event for Sub-Saharan and Maghreb-North Africa which annually attracts over 1,200 delegates, including high-ranking...


Fully Funded PhD Opportunity

| Geography, 2016

We are delighted to announce a fully funded PhD opportunity with a great team and great support from Scottish Government. The first stage deadline is 31 December.  This fully funded PhD opportunity will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Hydro Nation’ scholars’ programme – information available here  The project will involve examining the regulatory regimes for emerging pollutants in the EU and locally, and then undertaking socio-legal research into behavioural change  for consumers but also into better managem...


A book written by Dr Bo Xie has been published

Bo Xie
| General News, 2016

A new book written by Dr Bo Xie has just been published –Comparative Insolvency Law: The Pre-pack Approach in Corporate Rescue. This book offers a comparative and critical analysis of the law and practice of the pre-pack approach to corporate rescue in the UK, the USA, and in key EU jurisdictions, and explains the reasons behind the popularity of the UK as forum law for European companies approaching insolvency. Highlighting the advantages and shortcomings of the process, Dr Xie discusses in depth the different approaches adopted in these various jurisdictions to deal with opportunistic use of pre-pa...


Keynote lecture on binocular vision and binaural hearing

| 2016

Professor Nick Wade has been invited to give a keynote lecture on ‘Seeing with two eyes and hearing with two ears’ at the ‘Stereo and Immersive Media’ conference in Lisbon: He has also written a catalogue essay for the accompanying exhibition of stereoscopic photography ‘The Paradoxical Image: Francisco Afonso Chaves (1857-1926)’:  The ‘perceptual portrait’ of Afonso Chaves combined with a Brewster stereoscope will be included in the c...


Cameron Ross returns from Gaidar Fellowship in Russia

| politics

Dr Cameron Ross, Reader in Politics at the University of Dundee, has just returned from Moscow where he held a prestigious Gaidar Fellowship (named after a former Prime Minister of Russia).  The objective of the fellowship was to carry out research at the Russian Presidential Academy for the National Economy and Public Administration. Dr Ross presented a paper to senior scholars and students on the rise of the middle class in Russia and its support for democratic values....


CECHR Collaborative Research - Incubator Competition, 2017

| CECHR, Geography, Planning, Environment

Applications are invited for up to three ‘Incubator Grants’, sharing from a maximum fund of £3,000, to support new cross- and interdisciplinary projects aligned to the CECHR mission of promoting more sustainable and equitable futures.   A key component will be that the project demonstrates the potential  for generating future research funding. Funding may be directed towards any aspect of the research process e.g. pilot studies, networking workshops, international team meetings [e.g. Horizon 2020] and fieldwork, and international/national visitor exchanges.  Proposals ...