Entries by Alastair Wells


President of Diego Garcia and the Chagos Islands is guest speaker at Richmond

The students in Professor Dominic Alessio’s International History class (HST 6225 Culture, Power & Empire) at Richmond recently attended an illuminating in class talk at our Kensington Campus by guest speaker President Allen Vincatassin, President of the Provisional Government of Diego Garcia and the Chagos Islands Council. President Allen talked to the students about the […]


Richmond welcomes UK Government announcement on international students

The announcement by the UK Government today that international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation, has been warmly welcomed by Richmond, The American International University in London. This means that instead of the current situation where overseas students must leave the UK four months after finishing a degree, international […]

Personal view of Hurricane Dorian by Richmond student

Hi! I’m Zara, a third year International Business Studies student at Richmond. I live in Essex which is about an hour from central London. I love to travel and see other countries and so I am currently studying abroad for a semester at the University of North Florida 🙂 My roommate and I decided to […]


How the experience of popular music is changing

Professor of International Politics at Richmond, Dr Paul Rekret, has had a new article published in the journal Critical Quarterly.  Entitled, ‘Melodies wander around as ghosts’: on Playlist as cultural form, the article explores how people’s experience of popular music is changing through playlists on the internet. Here is an abstract: This article examines changes to the experience of […]

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Richmond will be on show as part of Open House London

Richmond, The American International University in London, is throwing open its doors to the public as part of the Open House London 2019 initiative taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to more than 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours […]


Richmond Professor Dominic Alessio has article published in CARR blog

Professor Dominic Alessio, Professor of History and Vice President of International Programmes at Richmond, has had a blog published by the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), an organisation which defines its role as, ‘a leading information aggregator and knowledge repository on the radical right, past and present’. Entitled, ‘Connecting Trump in Greenland with […]


Alumni of Richmond creates global initiative to make the world a better place – United People Global

An alumni of Richmond, Yemi Babington-Ashaye, has formed a global organisation, Geneva-based United People Global (UPG), a community that encourages and enables people to make the world a better place.  Through UPG’s ‘four pillars’ of awareness, belief, collaboration and community, the organisation aims to achieve its mission in three ways – publishing articles and reports, facilitating initiatives that […]


New Chair of the University Board of Trustees appointed

Richmond President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Abeln, has announced that a new Chair of the University Board of Trustees has been appointed, Dr Richard Resch, following the news that Dr. E. Nicholas Tate CBE will be stepping down from the position and as a Trustee from 1 September. Professor Abeln said, “Dr Nicholas Tate has […]