Joshua Chapman

Student, University of York

About Joshua Chapman

I am a Politics and International Relations student at the University of York. My research project is titled: 'How do social demographic changes influence the spread of populism'. I will look at the Brexit referendum and Trump's election in 2016. These will be my focal points from which I hope to find broader trends about the causes for the growth of populism in modern democracies.

Please ask me about anything politics or international relations related, in particular, political behaviour and psychology; i.e. if something happens, what happens next and why?

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of York

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

International Relations Politics

Area of Expertise


I am from:

United Kingdom

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My hobbies/interests are:

Horseback riding Politics & current events Running/jogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Laidlaw Conference 2022

Recent Comments

Nov 04, 2022
Replying to Susanna Kempe

Thanks Josh, the note form works well. Did you all discuss Seeds of Trust and whether you thought they would be a good partner or was it just Group 4? The penultimate question was really trying to ascertain whether any Scholar or University already had experience leading programmes in this space or connections to the suggested partner e.g. the way in which Tufts leads the Kassisi project. There is a huge amount of work that goes into reviewing the charity partner's set-up, culture, proposed programme, safe guarding arrangements, accessibility, communications, etc. so it is incredibly helpful if someone has already worked with them and has done a thorough due diligence previously. Does anyone in the Group know Seeds of Trust well?  

Sorry for the delay I’ve been looking to see if they’re linked to any universities but I don’t think they are

Oct 17, 2022
Replying to Susanna Kempe

@Callum, @Joshua Robert Chapman and @Marcelina Lekawska - this LQotW is for you. Thanks for demonstrating what it means to be a Laidlaw Scholar and nextgen leader. 

Thank you so much, it was a wonderful weekend and a true honour to be mentioned in your closing talk, I hope we get a chance to meet again soon. 

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