News and Commentary

Graduate Centre for Europe reassessed Britain's relations with Europe during its 11th Annual Conference

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Graduate Centre for Europe reassessed Britain's relations with Europe during its 11th Annual Conference.
Date:
Friday 26th May 2017

UK Health Law and Policy: where now after Brexit?

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The phoney war of Brexit is finally coming to an end. After years, if not decades, of argument about the desirability of European Union membership, the UK is moving on to the question of what Brexit means, what Brexit can mean, and how to make that reality in negotiations and public policy.
Date:
Thursday 4th May 2017

'Protect rights of EU students and staff' say West Midlands' Vice-Chancellors

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University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood has today joined his West Midlands counterparts in calling on the Government to support higher education institutions during Brexit negotiations with the European Union.
Date:
Wednesday 26th April 2017

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham will lead a series of three studies into the potential impact of Brexit on people in the UK, including children growing up in 'mixed-nationality' families.
Date:
Wednesday 19th April 2017

Brexit, Brum and Big Science

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Last week, we hosted a major international particle physics conference on campus at The University of Birmingham. Over 300 participants from 41 countries discussed a wide range of scientific questions connected to the CERN Large Hadron Collider where five years ago the University played a central role in the Nobel-prize recognised Higgs boson discovery.
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Thursday 13th April 2017

How has Brexit affected exchange rates?

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Professor of Macroeconomics John Fender examines Brexit's role in the decline of the pound and where it will likely go from here.
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Tuesday 4th April 2017

Triggering Article 50: the task that lies ahead

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On March 29, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50, starting the official Brexit process. As a result, unless all parties agree to an extension, the UK will officially leave the European Union on 29 March 2019
Date:
Thursday 23rd March 2017

Podcast: From Electoral Despair to Where?: Has Brexit Given the Liberal Democrats a Lifeline?

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Professor David Cutts presented research based on his forthcoming book-length study of the Liberal Democrats to the POLSIS departmental seminar.
Date:
Monday 6th March 2017

The impact of Brexit on patient mobility

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Professor Jean McHale gave evidence at the House of Commons Health Select Committee.
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Tuesday 28th February 2017

Podcast: The Brexit Negotiations: An EU Perspective

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Speakers: Jacqueline Minor, European Commission's Head of Representation and Professor Martin Trybus, Birmingham Law School, Professor of European Law and Policy. Chair: Jamie Gaskarth, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Date:
Wednesday 8th February 2017

Post-Brexit: What defines an outstanding Modern Industrial Strategy for a Great Global Trading Nation?

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John Bryson in the Birmingham Perspective: "It should evolve slowly building on a strong supportive foundation and should be evaluated over decades rather than election cycles"
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Friday 27th January 2017

Trump as Brexit Britain's BFF? remember: for him talk is cheap

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Donald Trump was elected to bring change. In one way at least he is a cert to deliver: for as long as he serves, the world will never want for a presidential opinion on a controversial topic.
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Thursday 26th January 2017

Theresa May's Brexit speech: what will it mean for migration and employment?

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Caroline Harris in the City REDI Blog: Following Theresa May's speech on 17 January 2017, laying out the UK's objectives for its exit from the EU, questions surrounding migration and any impact this may have on employment remain key.
Date:
Thursday 26th January 2017

Trump's election: should the UK worry?

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. 2016 will be remembered as the year when, on more than one political front, the unthinkable happened. Between them, British citizens' vote to leave the European Union, and that of Americans to elect Donald Trump president, have exploded dynamite next to the foundations of the established order. As the dust clears, liberals now nervously inspect the blast sites, wondering if the damage might yet be contained or if the soundness of the edifice has already been fatally undermined.
Date:
Friday 18th November 2016

Brexit: engaging real-time challenges as they unfold

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UK politics and society has been dominated for much of 2016 by the discussion about Brexit, both before the 23 June 2016 referendum and after the monumental outcome to leave the European Union.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016

Latvian Ambassador visits Birmingham and meets POLSIS Staff

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The new Latvian Ambassador Baiba Braze visited the University of Birmingham on 24 October 2016 and met staff in the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS).
Date:
Monday 24th October 2016

EU Referendum debated in POLSIS Special Seminar

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This year's POLSIS Seminar series kicked off with a distinguished panel discussing the 23 June referendum on EU membership and its consequences for the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Date:
Wednesday 12th October 2016

Podcast: Is the UK more secure inside or outside the European Union?

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham hosted an event on 02 June 2016 to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 could impact on UK and international security.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?

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Catherine Harris in the Conversation: EU workers in the UK are highly employed and concentrated in a few key areas of the economy – posing problems if they are no longer welcome post-Brexit.
Date:
Tuesday 9th August 2016

How will Brexit affect the UK's relationship with China?

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Four weeks after the UK's decision to leave the European Union, much commentary has focused on how Brexit will affect other world economies and UK trade relations. One of the more important areas of this discussion is the UK's future relationship with China.
Date:
Thursday 21st July 2016
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