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Podcast: Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

Podcast: Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order
Description
A joint POLSIS/ICCS distinguished lecture given by one of the world's leading experts on international relations. Chair: Dr Tim Haughton (POLSIS/CREES), Speaker: Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University), Discussant: Professor Nicholas Wheeler (ICCS, University of Birmingham).
Date:
30/10/2014

Podcast: Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

Podcast: Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order
Description
A joint POLSIS/ICCS distinguished lecture given by one of the world's leading experts on international relations. Chair: Dr Tim Haughton (POLSIS/CREES), Speaker: Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University), Discussant: Professor Nicholas Wheeler (ICCS, University of Birmingham).
Date:
30/10/2014

Education and awareness needed to combat 'global epidemic' of liver disease

Description
Despite significant advances in our knowledge of how to diagnose and treat chronic liver disease, we are currently experiencing a global epidemic in cases. In Europe alone, 29 million people suffer from chronic liver disease, and this rapid upward trend is reproduced in England, where liver disease is one of the leading causes of premature mortality.
Date:
30/10/2014

Education and awareness needed to combat 'global epidemic' of liver disease

Description
Despite significant advances in our knowledge of how to diagnose and treat chronic liver disease, we are currently experiencing a global epidemic in cases. In Europe alone, 29 million people suffer from chronic liver disease, and this rapid upward trend is reproduced in England, where liver disease is one of the leading causes of premature mortality.
Date:
30/10/2014

Twelfth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop

Twelfth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop
Description
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2015 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which will focus on research on money.
Date:
30/10/2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

Description
The below the radar work stream at TSRC has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
29/10/2014

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

Description
Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29/10/2014

PhD students publication success

PhD students publication success
Description
Department of Philosophy PhD students have their papers accepted for publication in leading philosophy of religion journals.
Date:
29/10/2014

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death
Description
The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29/10/2014

Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE

Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Description
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences researchers have conducted a nationwide survey that aims to identify how our memories of school PE influence our relationship with physical activity as adults.
Date:
29/10/2014

Technology can help cure but healing is about more than just focusing on disease

Technology can help cure but healing is about more than just focusing on disease
Description
Birmingham Law School's Clark Hobson writes for the Conversation.
Date:
29/10/2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Description
Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
Date:
28/10/2014

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 2: charm

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 2: charm
Description
Written by Catherine Staite. Charm is shorthand for a sophisticated set of skills which enable you to make new connections and solve old problems. Charm is about much more than being nice in a superficial way – otherwise known as 'smarm'. If you don't have real charm then just be gruff and honest. Everyone will understand. Smarm, on the other hand, will simply breed distrust.
Date:
28/10/2014

Housing and Communities Fellow launches new book at UoB Brussels office - 3 November 2014

Description
A new book on social housing organisations in England and the Netherlands by Housing and Communiteis Honorary Fellow, Darinka Czische is being launched on 3 November in Brussels.
Date:
28/10/2014

Pro-Western bloc set for majority in elections that expose deep divisions in Ukraine

Pro-Western bloc set for majority in elections that expose deep divisions in Ukraine
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Ukrainians have voted for a new parliament. The exit polls, in line with earlier predictions, indicate that the Petro Poroshenko Bloc – which also includes the UDAR party of Kiev's mayor, former boxing champion Vitali Klichko – came out on top (predicted to achieve around 23% of the vote), but will need partners to form a stable coalition that will give Poroshenko a majority in parliament.
Date:
27/10/2014

PERFECT at the World Association of Social Psychiatry on 13-15 November 2014

PERFECT at the World Association of Social Psychiatry on 13-15 November 2014
Description
Magdalena Antrobus to present a poster at the World Association of Social Psychiatry Jubilee Congress in London.
Date:
27/10/2014

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
Description
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance.
Date:
27/10/2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

Description
The below the radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
27/10/2014
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