- Thursday 13th March 2014
- In an era of globalisation, superdiversity and transnationality the traditional mono-disciplinary, Western-centric, approaches to understanding power, social structures and institutions have been questioned and calls been made for new approaches to be developed to help increase understanding of various fields, ranging from peace-building, sovereignty and state recognition to human rights paradigms. Building on the success of the past IAS workshop on Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomies, this workshop will develop this time an innovative research agenda around theories of hybridity, which are being increasingly discussed at the academic level. The workshop will further contribute to develop and consolidate the research agenda of the ICCS research theme "Intervention and Statebuilding", while increasing the collaboration between the IASS, IRiS and the ICCS.
- Monday 24th March 2014
- This talk examines and assesses the effectiveness of emerging international responses to chemical attacks during the Syrian Civil War. It considers historical context, attitudes towards WMD possession and use, and recurrent structural aspects of Great Power interest, affecting the choices and legitimate knowledge available to international organisations.
- Monday 31st March - Friday 4th April 2014
- Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation is a unique offered by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn about different approaches to the developing field of trust-building in International Relations and to better understand how practitioners wrestle with the dilemmas of trust/mistrust in practical negotiating settings.