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He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
Description
Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
Date:
19/03/2015

CFP: Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the JAC's 10th Anniversary

CFP: Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the JAC's 10th Anniversary
Description
Call for papers (doctoral students). The Institute of Judicial Administration at the University of Birmingham is hosting an SLSA-funded workshop to mark the 10th anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission. Three slots in the schedule are reserved for presentations by postgraduate students
Date:
18/03/2015

Edgbaston candidates to set out their stalls at University hustings

Description
Residents will have the chance to question candidates standing for the Edgbaston seat in the General Election at a hustings taking place at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 19 March.
Date:
18/03/2015

Five PhD studentships within multidisciplinary theme of Exercise as Medicine

Five PhD studentships within multidisciplinary theme of Exercise as Medicine
Description
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is expanding its research in the area of 'Exercise as Medicine' within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in conjunction with collaborators from a range of disciplines in and beyond the University.
Date:
18/03/2015

Success of Sociology Highlights the Breadth of Expertise in POLSIS

Success of Sociology Highlights the Breadth of Expertise in POLSIS
Description
Sociology is an integral part of POLSIS and has demonstrated innovation, student engagement and high levels of student satisfaction
Date:
17/03/2015

Alumni profile: Following her heart led her to Helping Hands in Cambodia

Alumni profile: Following her heart led her to Helping Hands in Cambodia
Description
A final year POLSIS lecture sparked Lisa Morris's (BA Political Science and Sociology, 2008) interest in Cambodia and she now spends her days amongst the rice fields and coconut palms managing the NGO Helping Hands Cambodia.
Date:
17/03/2015

28 PhD theses successfully completed in the past year in POLSIS

28 PhD theses successfully completed in the past year in POLSIS
Description
Twenty eight Doctoral Researchers completed their PhDs during the past year in POLSIS. The theses covered topics in British politics, international studies, security, political economy, political thought and European politics.
Date:
17/03/2015

Professionals, practitioners and beauty norms: call for papers

Professionals, practitioners and beauty norms: call for papers
Description
Call for papers for the second BeautyDemands workshop.
Date:
17/03/2015

Prize Winning and Published Undergraduate and MA student in POLSIS

Prize Winning and Published Undergraduate and MA student in POLSIS
Description
One former undergraduate and MA student in POLSIS has not just won prizes, he has also published in a peer review journal before beginning his PhD.
Date:
13/03/2015

Outside Experts Enhance Teaching at Birmingham

Outside Experts Enhance Teaching at Birmingham
Description
A former UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, a recently retired MEP and a current leading official from the European Parliament contribute to the teaching of students in POLSIS.
Date:
12/03/2015
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