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Exciting, Forward Thinking Undergraduate Degrees

Exciting, Forward Thinking Undergraduate Degrees
Description
Choose to study political science, international studies, sociology or european politics and take the opportunity to examine some of the most important political issues that we as citizens face in the 21st century.
Date:
Thursday 2nd January 2014

International Collaboration map

International Collaboration map
Description
The College of Social Sciences is proud of its extensive links with universities and other strategic partners throughout the world. Through our network of global partnerships, we engage in a wide range of activities including staff and student exchange and collaboration in research and teaching.
Date:
Thursday 19th December 2013

CREES Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

CREES Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Description
The Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) turned 50 years old in 2013. To celebrate this landmark and to showcase the expertise and contributions of CREES staff and alumni, the Centre organized a series of special seminars and an expanded annual conference.
Date:
Thursday 19th December 2013

Podcast: Making Politics Practical II: Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment

Podcast: Making Politics Practical II: Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment
Description
This workshop - which was held at the University of Birmingham and co-hosted between IDD and the PSA Development Politics Group - thus takes the 2007 event forward and explores the '(re)politicisation' of development studies and the need for constructive, rather than merely critical, engagement with policy makers.
Date:
Wednesday 18th December 2013

Autumn Statement 2013 - Response

Autumn Statement 2013 - Response
Description
We asked six leading academics for their response to the government's Autumn Statement and the likely impact it could have on everything from taxes to local service provision, the high street to personal wealth.
Date:
Tuesday 10th December 2013

Blog: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013

Blog: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013
Description
Heather Marquette, Reader in Development Politics at IDD, and David Hudson, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at UCL, are directors of research for the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). They reflect on the inspirational achievements of Nelson Mandela – who embodied developmental leadership.
Date:
Friday 6th December 2013

Autumn Statement 2013 - Expert Opinions

Autumn Statement 2013 - Expert Opinions
Description
We asked six leading academics for their expert opinions on this week's Autumn Statement and the likely impact it could have on everything from taxes to local service provision, the high street to personal wealth.
Date:
Wednesday 4th December 2013

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Development of Development: A Personal View

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Development of Development: A Personal View
Description
Speaker: Professor Richard Batley, International Development Department, University of Birmingham. The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone.
Date:
Friday 29th November 2013

Listen to our latest podcasts

Listen to our latest podcasts
Description
Listen to the latest podcasts from across the School of Government and Society. Podcasts include our Departmental termly seminar series, academic research and current affairs.
Date:
Friday 22nd November 2013

Students vote Birmingham as a top UK University for Politics

Students vote Birmingham as a top UK University for Politics
Description
POLSIS has been voted as one of the top departments in the country for studying Politics in the UK. The survey, carried out by Which? University Guide canvassed the views of over 16,000 students across the UK.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2013

POLSIS seminar series podcast: The Eurocrisis and Democratic Legitimacy

POLSIS seminar series podcast: The Eurocrisis and Democratic Legitimacy
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speakers: Huw Macartney (POLSIS), David Bailey (POLSIS) and Greig Charnock (Manchester).
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2013

ESRC grant success for Birmingham

ESRC grant success for Birmingham
Description
We are delighted to announce that the University of Birmingham has risen to third in the UK with Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant success in terms of values of award according to the Times Higher statistics.
Date:
Wednesday 20th November 2013

IDD Academic interviewed for Sky News on David Cameron's Sri Lanka trip

IDD Academic interviewed for Sky News on David Cameron's Sri Lanka trip
Description
On Saturday 16 November Dr Danielle Beswick, IDD Lecturer and Director of Research, was interviewed live on Sky News about UK Prime Minister David Cameron's trip to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). From 2010-12 Danielle undertook British Academy funded research into the politics of identity in post conflict Sri Lanka, delivering a briefing on this for a donor roundtable at the British High Commission in 2011.
Date:
Tuesday 19th November 2013

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Tolstoy's Question: The Ecological Preconditions of Global Justice

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Tolstoy's Question: The Ecological Preconditions of Global Justice
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speaker: Simon Caney (Oxford University); Discussant: Luis Cabrera (POLSIS) co-sponsored by Global Ethics.
Date:
Thursday 14th November 2013

INLOGOV Postgraduate Taster Days

INLOGOV Postgraduate Taster Days
Description
12 December 2013 and 16 January 2014. Are you an individual planning to invest in your future with a postgraduate qualification? Or are you you an organisation planning to invest in building capacity within your organisation? If the answer is yes – then register for an INLOGOV Taster Day to find out more about what INLOGOV can offer you or your organisation.
Date:
Friday 8th November 2013
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