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Video: Dr Christalla Yakinthou at TEDxUniversityofBirmingham

Video: Dr Christalla Yakinthou at TEDxUniversityofBirmingham
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Dr Christalla Yakinthou, Birmingham Fellow in the POLSIS gave a talk on "Reaching out to enemy communities after conflict" at the recent TEDx University of Birmingham based around the theme of Throwing Caution to the Wind -- or in other words, risk taking.
Date:
19/06/2014

Research profile: Dr Christalla Yakinthou

Research profile: Dr Christalla Yakinthou
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Dr Christalla Yakinthou is a political scientist specialising in conflict transformation in deeply divided and post-war countries. She has specific expertise in transitional justice, conflict within societies, and constitutional design.
Date:
19/06/2014

Research profile: Professor Stefan Wolff

Research profile: Professor Stefan Wolff
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A political scientist by background, Professor Stefan Wolff specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges, especially in the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and civil wars and in post-conflict state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies.
Date:
19/06/2014

Research profile: Professor Paul Jackson

Research profile: Professor Paul Jackson
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Paul Jackson is a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. A core area of interest is decentralisation and governance and it was his extensive experience in Sierra Leone immediately following the war that led him into the area of conflict analysis and security sector reform.
Date:
19/06/2014

POLSIS Academic Researches European Elections in Central and Eastern Europe

POLSIS Academic Researches European Elections in Central and Eastern Europe
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Tim Haughton undertook a research trip during the recent European elections visiting party offices, interviewing politicians and activists and collected campaign material in Central and Eastern Europe.
Date:
18/06/2014

Annual CREES Conference Demonstrates the Strength of CREES Expertise

Annual CREES Conference Demonstrates the Strength of CREES Expertise
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Staff, students and alumni of CREES plus some specially invited guests gathered at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for the annual conference of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) in June 2014.
Date:
18/06/2014

Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges

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Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), presented 'Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges', at Social Work in a Changing World, at the University of Sheffield on 17 June 2014.
Date:
17/06/2014

New publication: Sans Papiers - The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants

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IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-author with Professor Alice Bloch and Professor Roger Zetter of Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants published by Pluto Press.
Date:
17/06/2014

IAS and CREME 'New Migrant Businesses' workshop

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The 'New Migrant Businesses: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners' workshop brought together researchers and practitioners looking to explore new avenues for research in the realm of new migrant businesses.
Date:
17/06/2014

IAS and CREME 'New Migrant Businesses' workshop at Birmingham Business School

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The 'New Migrant Businesses: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners' workshop brought together researchers and practitioners looking to explore new avenues for research in the realm of new migrant businesses.
Date:
17/06/2014

International research programme makes its home at the University of Birmingham

International research programme makes its home at the University of Birmingham
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A prestigious international research initiative, the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP), has made its home at the University of Birmingham with funding in place to continue its work for the next three years. The new research grant marks a first step towards the consolidation of the Developmental Leadership Program as a global partnership.
Date:
16/06/2014

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

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Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
16/06/2014

The Conversation: Bush's folly has left Obama out of options as ISIS surges in Iraq

The Conversation: Bush's folly has left Obama out of options as ISIS surges in Iraq
Description
Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Since 2003 (and, really, for years before that) Iraq has become, with only the most fleeting exceptions, a source of nothing but the most exquisitely awful sort of news. But even by its own standards, the events of the past 72 hours have surely exceeded the expectations of even connoisseurs of tactical disaster.
Date:
16/06/2014

Dr Pamela Robinson comments on Thai slave labour: producing prawns for supermarkets in the UK and US

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Dr Pamela Robinson discusses the recent news regarding the exploitation of labour in international supply chains involved with the production of prawns for supermarkets in the UK and US.
Date:
13/06/2014

Blog: Building communities to bridge the gap

Blog: Building communities to bridge the gap
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Written by Daniel Goodwin. England is around halfway through significant reductions in public expenditure and heading for a 'new normal' at much lower levels, whilst seeing demographic and other pressures rise. Local Government is currently projected to see a £10.5bn funding drop between 2010and 2020.
Date:
13/06/2014

Blog: Democracy in The Circle: a route to reconnection and engagement?

Blog: Democracy in The Circle: a route to reconnection and engagement?
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Written by Frank Hendriks. One of the theme's at INLOGOV's 2014 summer symposium is "Strengthening democracy and participation: routes to re-connection and engagement." One of the possible routes is tellingly sketched in Dave Eggers's recent novel The Circle (2013).
Date:
13/06/2014

Reimagining society in an era of superdiversity: New IRiS Working Paper Series

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IRiS Working Paper Series offers a platform to showcase research that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, empirically grounded and policy relevant on the emerging field of superdiversity.
Date:
12/06/2014

New publication: The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

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IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-editor with Dr Elena Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Professor Gil Loescher and Dr Katy Long of The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies published today by Oxford University Press as part of its world-renowned Oxford Handbook series.
Date:
12/06/2014

Commissioning of mental health services

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The report from the joint TSRC - HSMC research team investigating the commissioning of mental health services has been published this week.
Date:
12/06/2014

Men, masculinity and mental health: Changing the discourse

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In Men's Health Week (June 9th- 15th) the Men's Health Forum are spearheading the campaign to improve men's wellbeing with a focus on work, stress and unemployment including interventions within the workplace.
Date:
11/06/2014
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