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Reflecting on Englishness and St George

Description
IASS's Chris Allen took part in a cross-college event at St George's Church in Edgbaston that reflected on the nature of Englishness in the context of the secular and the sacred.
Date:
Friday 26th April 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Special screening of award-winning documentary: Nowhere Home

Description
Nowhere Home follows the fortunes of a number of young people from Salhus, a Norwegian centre offering temporary residence to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they approach adulthood.
Date:
Friday 19th April 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences

Delivering health services in an era of superdiversity: new challenges or old problems?

Description
Jenny Phillimore delivers public lecture on delivering health services in an era of superdiversity.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New Practitioner Research Programme

Description
Members of IRiS (Institute for Research into Superdiversity) deliver a seminar about the new Practitioner Research Programme (PRP).
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS: Practitioner Research Programme Seminar

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is developing a new Practitioner Research Programme which aims to bring together key organisations and individuals working with new and established migrants to develop better information about migrant communities living in Birmingham. If you are interested and would like to know more, you are invited to attend an information seminar in February.
Date:
Wednesday 9th January 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Steven Vertovec, Guest Lecture

Description
On 24 October Steve Vertovec gave a public lecture on Diversification and 'diversity': configurations, representations and encounters as part of the College of Social Science Distinguished Speaker series.
Date:
Wednesday 28th November 2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Delegation meet with Baroness Warsi to discuss work on Anti-Muslim hatred

Description
IASS's Chris Allen was part of a delegation who met with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi at the Foreign & Commonwealth Offices in London. The meeting was arranged to discuss the future work programme of the Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hatred on which Chris Allen sits in an independent expert capacity.
Date:
Friday 2nd November 2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students

IASS academic submits written evidence to All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia

Description
IASS's Chris Allen has this week submitted written evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia in preparation for its meeting to explore the evidence relating to the representation of Muslims and Islam in the British media.
Date:
Wednesday 31st October 2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Distinguished Speaker Series Guest Lecture: Professor Steven Vertovec

Description
Professor Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Gottingen, will deliver a guest lecture on 'Diversification and 'diversity': configurations, representations and encounters' and will explore his ideas around 'super-diversity'.
Date:
Tuesday 24th July 2012
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Birmingham heroes: Dr Chris Allen

Description
IASS academic Dr Chris Allen, contributes to the Birmingham Heroes Campaign.
Date:
Wednesday 18th July 2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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