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Researchers contribute to Guardian debate on fragile states

Researchers contribute to Guardian debate on fragile states
Description
IDD's Siân Herbert and Suda Perera were among the expert panellists for a live Q&A on approaches to development in conflict-affected states on The Guardian Development Professionals Network website.
Date:
10/11/2014

In Ukraine, the start of a new Cold War that Russia can't win

In Ukraine, the start of a new Cold War that Russia can't win
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism in eastern Europe and the break-up of the Soviet Union, all the signs point to a new Cold War between Russia and the West.
Date:
10/11/2014

New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

Description
A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Date:
10/11/2014

Research project: Network governance and low carbon transitions in European cities (Nov 2014 - Oct 2017)

Research project: Network governance and low carbon transitions in European cities (Nov 2014 - Oct 2017)
Description
How can European cities transition to a low carbon future? What are the governance challenges in creating environmentally sustainable cities? Can ideas about 'network governance' enhance adaption to climate change by improving interaction between citizens, businesses, associations and governments?
Date:
07/11/2014

Research project: Do flexible institutions enhance democracy? A comparative analysis of public governance innovations in Brazil and the UK (Jul 2014 - Jul 2016)

Research project: Do flexible institutions enhance democracy? A comparative analysis of public governance innovations in Brazil and the UK (Jul 2014 - Jul 2016)
Description
The purpose of this exploratory research is to bring complementary expertise from the UK and Brazil to the analysis of democratic innovations - the global search for new ways in which societal, economic and cultural problems can be resolved through the direct involvement of citizens, civil society organisations, and other parties.
Date:
07/11/2014

Podcast: Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries Lecture

Podcast: Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries Lecture
Description
Speaker: Ms. Donna Guest, Senior Advisor on Southeast Asia at Institute for Human Rights and Business
Date:
07/11/2014

Singapore business leaders donate £1 million for new library

Description
Professor Kok Khoo Phua and Doreen Liu, founders of Asia's largest international scientific publishing company, have donated e-books worth £1 million for the new University of Birmingham library.
Date:
06/11/2014

Birmingham Law Professor wins Phillip Leverhulme Prize

Birmingham Law Professor wins Phillip Leverhulme Prize
Description
Professor Erika Rackley has been awarded a Phillip Leverhulme Prize for her achievements in the field of law. Around 30 prizes are awarded annually in recognition of the achievements of 'early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising'.
Date:
06/11/2014

Reverse Othello Syndrome and Epistemic Innocence

Reverse Othello Syndrome and Epistemic Innocence
Description
Lisa Bortolotti is the featured Philosop-her on Meena Krishnamurthy's blog.
Date:
06/11/2014

Human Factors in Healthcare

Description
Professor Bob Stone's research on utilising virtual environments for patient care featured in an IEHF publication 'Human Factors in Healthcare'
Date:
06/11/2014

New Zealand's 'integrated performance and incentive framework': Will it drive a 'whole of system' approach to health service design?

New Zealand's 'integrated performance and incentive framework': Will it drive a 'whole of system' approach to health service design?
Description
New Zealand's health system shares many similarities with the NHS. It is largely tax funded, public hospitals predominate and are free of patient charges, while private GPs receive government subsidies with a key difference that there is always a patient co-payment to see a GP.
Date:
06/11/2014

A visit to Beijing's third hospital

A visit to Beijing's third hospital
Description
China is a bit of a hot topic at the moment. This is no more so than the reform of its healthcare system with a variety of perspectives being put forward about the successes and missed opportunities associated with the progress made to date.
Date:
06/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

Description
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
06/11/2014

CEPLER launches new Working Paper Series

CEPLER launches new Working Paper Series
Description
CEPLER launches its new Working Paper series, providing a forum for ideas and debate on legal education and the legal profession.
Date:
05/11/2014

The New York Times reviews The Kills

The New York Times reviews The Kills
Description
Dr Richard House's new book reviewed.
Date:
05/11/2014

Dr Chris Laoutaris' Shakespeare and the Countess is Marylebone Journal 'Book of the Week'

Dr Chris Laoutaris' Shakespeare and the Countess is Marylebone Journal 'Book of the Week'
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris' recent book Shakespeare and the Countesshas been listed as the Marylebone Journal's 'Book of the Week'.
Date:
05/11/2014

Booking Open: Ninth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 2-5 March 2015

Booking Open: Ninth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 2-5 March 2015
Description
The Call for Papers is now open for "The History and Text of New Testament Commentaries", the Ninth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 2-5 March 2015. It is also possible to book for the conference at a reduced rate before 22nd December.
Date:
05/11/2014

University of Birmingham signs collaboration with the European Commission

Description
The University of Birmingham has signed a collaboration agreement with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels.
Date:
05/11/2014

Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article published in the Huffington Post, 'Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group'.
Date:
05/11/2014

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif
Description
For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple: those wearing the hijab are easily recognisable as being Muslim. For perpetrators, the hijab is also seen to symbolise Islam, or more appropriately, all that they perceive to be wrong or problematic about Islam.
Date:
05/11/2014
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