Members of STAMP are currently engaged in research projects and consultancy in the fields of banking, finance, economic forecasting, public policy and law, management and entrepreneurship, Islamic banking and finance, as well as international affairs, transatlantic relations, migration and energy and international security. STAMP has a strong area specialism in European, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Eurasian and African affairs and its members have appeared in a variety of media outlets in the country and abroad. STAMP members welcome media and research consultancy in the field of their expertise.
Most members of STAMP offer regularly expert opinion and commentaries to Channel 5, Al Jazeera, TRT World, CBC TV, LBC Radio, Vergina TV, Crete TV, whereas they write in popular websites, such as The Conversation and open Democracy. Due to the multi-cultural and multi-linguistic wealth of the centre, its members are active participants in media and other social and business outlets in non-Anglo-American linguistic environments, such as India, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Greece, Turkey, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Poland, Russia, China, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Germany and many countries in the broader Middle Eastern region and Africa. STAMP members are invited as keynote speakers in international symposia, seminars and conferences and are involved in research consortia and consultancy networks locally and internationally.
One of STAMP’s public engagement priorities is the generation of impact. STAMP, having produce two impact case studies for the business unit of assessment for the REF 2021, is now enhancing its public engagement potential aiming at multiplying this successful record drawing in more members of staff and wider external communities in the country and abroad.
STAMP organises advanced post-graduate seminars every fortnight and an annual symposium on a topical international issue. This academic year (2022-23) STAMP will hold an international conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. The conference will to take place in the School’s premises in University Square Stratford in mid-March 2023. .