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Claire Peacock

Claire's current research explores the evolving international trade agenda looking at the interplay between trade and human rights. She is also interested in the applications of longitudinal network analysis to international relations data.

Claire began her DPhil in International Relations in October 2014. In June 2014, Claire completed a Masters degree in International Relations at the University of Oxford. During that time, she was associate editor for the peer-reviewed St. Antony's International Review Journal. Prior to that, Claire completed her Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics at Lund University in Sweden.

The final Presidential debate of 2016 was as heated as the previous two—well demonstrated by the following name-calling exchange: CLINTON: …[Putin would] rather have a puppet as president of the United States. TRUMP: No puppet. No puppet. CLINTON: And it’s pretty clear… TRUMP: You’re the puppet! CLINTON: It’s pretty clear you won’t admit … TRUMP: No, you’re the puppet. It is easy to form our opinions of the debate and on the differences between the Presidential candidates on excerpts like this and memorable one-liners. But are small extracts representative of the debate as a whole? Moreover, how can we objectively analyse what was said, who got to say the most, and how the candidates differed in their responses? One approach is …