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Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens
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What works in achieving progressive change? How do power and systems shape change, and how can you influence them? Duncan Green, Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, discussed the themes of his new book How Change Happens.
Date:
31/01/2017

Podcast: From Europe's troubled periphery to security provider: Albanian Foreign Policy in regional and European context

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Albania, Dr Odeta Barbullushi, who studied for a PhD at the University of Birmingham spoke to staff and students about the security threats facing her country and the wider Western Balkans region.
Date:
31/01/2017

Don Noels talks of life under Apartheid in South Africa

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Anti-apartheid campaigner, Don Noels, came to POLSIS to speak to students and staff about life under apartheid in South Africa, as well as the contemporary political situation in his home country.
Date:
30/01/2017

Podcast: Education and Peace-Building in Deeply Divided Societies

Podcast: Education and Peace-Building in Deeply Divided Societies
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Speaker: Dr Giuditta Fontana (University of Birmingham). Education reform is often hailed as a panacea after civil wars: it is expected to reformulate identities, heal the wounds of war, reconcile future citizens, and include the formerly marginalised into the political, cultural and economic institutions of the state. But which education reforms are promoted in peace agreements in practice? And how do schools foster peace and stability after civil wars?
Date:
27/01/2017

Trading Together Declaration

Trading Together Declaration
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Birmingham academic Luca Rubini is among the signatories of the declaration TRADING TOGETHER - For Strong and Democratically Legitimized EU International Agreements.
Date:
27/01/2017

Can you give our students a helping hand in finding their dream career?

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This year, CEPLER hosted more careers events than ever before with the help of our fantastic alumni volunteers. Here are just a few highlights of the CEPLER Careers calendar…
Date:
27/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017
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