ICCS Events

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security has hosted a number of exciting Workshops and Conferences since 2012, you can find a selection of recent events on this page, including links to various videos and podcasts. Alternatively, you can find a complete list of all of our previous events here.

 

ICCS hosts a meeting between members of the Yemeni diaspora and UK government officials

Yemen-Meeting-GroupTuesday the 5th of March 2013 saw the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosting a meeting between members of the Yemeni diaspora in the UK and a team from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including the British Ambassador to Yemen, Nicholas Hopton.

 The meeting provided the opportunity for the Ambassador to brief the representatives of the various diaspora groups on British policy towards Yemen during the ongoing transition period, including British support for the National Dialogue. Yemeni participants, in turn, had the opportunity to offer their perspectives on the current situation in Yemen and how British policy could be improved and become more effective. They acknowledged the UK’s historic links with the country and thanked the government for its continued support in terms of humanitarian aid and political engagement.

 

Trust, Cooperation and the Global Nuclear Future

Trust conference landingOn Tuesday 4th September 2012, the University of Birmingham's Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), hosted the third annual symposium of “The Challenges to Trust Building in Nuclear Worlds” entitled “Trust, Cooperation and the Global Nuclear Future” in conjunction with the University of Leicester's Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies Group (ISSG)

 Building on the success of previous years, the symposium brought together early career researchers, established academics and practitioners working in the fields of trust research and nuclear politics. The event was designed to facilitate interaction between all three groups while also enhancing collaboration between researchers across various social scientific disciplines such as international relations, psychology, and sociology.

 

Somalia: Negotiating the balance between 'African Solutions' and international responses

On Thursday 11th July 2012, the School of Government and Society, in conjunction with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), hosted the workshop:  'Somalia: Negotiating the balance between 'African Solutions' and international responses'

For over two decades Somalia has presented a range of development and security challenges for national, regional and international actors, becoming a source of security threats for its citizens, immediate neighbours, the region, and the international community. The key challenges, which have combined to push Somalia progressively up the regional and international agenda, include: low human development indicators; high profile incidents of piracy by Somali groups; terrorist attacks claimed by the Somali group Al-Shabab in Uganda 2010 and Kenya more recently, and the formal alliance of Al-Shabab with Al-Qaeda. The papers and perspectives presented at this workshop demonstrated the diversity of these challenges and the responses to them from national, regional and international organisations and actors.

 

Iran's Nuclear Programme

Iran-nuclearOn Wednesday 25th April, the University of Birmingham’s newly established Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) hosted an afternoon of expert discussion on the security implications of the current crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme.