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ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014

ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014
Description
Members of ITSEE and other Birmingham theologians are giving papers are at the Fifth British Patristics Conference in London from 3-5 September 2014.
Date:
01/09/2014

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2013-14

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2013-14
Description
Welcome to a special anniversary Annual Report. Browse an overview of IDD's recent research, teaching, consultancy and publications.
Date:
21/08/2014

The Conversation: Inside Donetsk, a city at war, while the jaw-jaw over Ukraine continues

The Conversation: Inside Donetsk, a city at war, while the jaw-jaw over Ukraine continues
Description
Written by Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University) and Professor Stefan Wolff. The past few days have seen another round of the seemingly endless cycle of escalation and de-escalation that has characterised the crisis in Ukraine for several months.
Date:
19/08/2014

Sino-Indian Relations in the 21st Century: Economic and Security Implications and Responses

Sino-Indian Relations in the 21st Century: Economic and Security Implications and Responses
Description
This conference hosted by the University of Birmingham took place on Thursday 10 July 2014. The conference brought together leading scholars from China, India and the UK to address the following questions: what are the key drivers of Sino-Indian relations, particularly their economic and security relations? What are the cooperative and competitive elements in their economic and security strategies towards their Asian neighbours and beyond? What kind of regional and extra-regional responses are provoked by the increasing capabilities and expanding ambitions and activities of these rising powers?
Date:
18/08/2014

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
Description
The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
Date:
18/08/2014

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Bharat Malkani writes for the Conversation
Date:
13/08/2014

The Conversation: Self-styled people's governor of Donetsk tells us: these areas have always been Russian

The Conversation: Self-styled people's governor of Donetsk tells us: these areas have always been Russian
Description
Written by Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University) and Professor Stefan Wolff. There are two competing and irreconcilable narratives about the crisis in eastern Ukraine that divide public opinion and media coverage in the region and the country – as much as they divide Russia and the West.
Date:
07/08/2014

Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia

Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shows no sign of abating. Fighting in the east has continued both in and around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk and at the Russian-Ukrainian border where, according to reports, Russia has now started shelling Ukrainian military positions.
Date:
29/07/2014

The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia

The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shows no sign of abating. Fighting in the east has continued both in and around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk and at the Russian-Ukrainian border where, according to reports, Russia has now started shelling Ukrainian military positions.
Date:
28/07/2014

A word in your ear, but make it snappy

A word in your ear, but make it snappy
Description
To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new research is shedding light on the reptiles' ears, showcasing their evolution from the reign of the dinosaurs to the era of Crocodile Dundee.
Date:
25/07/2014

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The unanimous vote in the UN Security Council on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step. The resolution, drafted by Australia which lost 37 people in the tragedy, condemns the downing of the aircraft and calls for all states to co-operate with the investigation and demands that armed groups allow open access to the crash site.
Date:
23/07/2014

Snooping on irregular migrants breaches their human rights – and puts us all at risk

Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for the Conversation
Date:
16/07/2014

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference
Description
A ground-breaking conference at the University of Birmingham will bring together scholars from China, India and the UK to address contemporary Sino-Indian relations. Focusing on economic and security implications, speakers will also discuss the implications of China and India's simultaneous rise on the West.
Date:
08/07/2014

ISIS and a new caliphate

ISIS and a new caliphate
Description
Professor David Thomas presents the latest Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
08/07/2014

University of Birmingham to facilitate academic cooperation with Rio de Janeiro

Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
07/07/2014

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
Description
BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for the Conversation (with Camilla Barker, University of Oxford)
Date:
04/07/2014

A rigorous review of the role and impact of private schools in developing countries

A rigorous review of the role and impact of private schools in developing countries
Description
A new review analyses recent evidence on the role and impact of private schools on education for children in developing countries, focusing on the delivery of education for the poor.
Date:
04/07/2014

Holiday chaos as new terror plot sparks fears of extra checks at airports

Holiday chaos as new terror plot sparks fears of extra checks at airports
Description
Dr Steve Hewitt was featured in an article in Metro discussing the additional monitoring happening at international airports in the wake of fresh terror scares.
Date:
04/07/2014

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness writes for the Conversation (with Professor Heather Widdows)
Date:
01/07/2014
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