Alumni news and events

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Risks of African Military Capacity Building: Lessons From Rwanda

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Risks of African Military Capacity Building: Lessons From Rwanda
Description
Speaker: Dr Danielle Beswick (IDD, University of Birmingham).
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014

Alumni profile: Veronika Fafienski, BA Sociology

Alumni profile: Veronika Fafienski, BA Sociology
Description
Studying at The University of Birmingham has been such an exciting and rewarding experience. When I first arrived, I was instantly captivated by the campus atmosphere. All the things you need as a freshly baked student – department, the library, student union and all the friends you made along the way – were in one place. Of course everyone is unique but for my part I can say that at Birmingham I have been able to set the foundations for both career and personal development.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014

Sociology - Speed Networking Event

Sociology - Speed Networking Event
Description
Sociology hosted a careers networking event on the (01 February 2014). This event provided current students with the opportunity to meet students who have recently graduated from Sociology at Birmingham and learn first-hand from them about the kinds of careers they have followed since then.
Date:
Wednesday 5th March 2014

ICCS seminar series podcast: Strategy a History

ICCS seminar series podcast: Strategy a History
Description
On the 24th February 2014 Sir Lawrence Freedman launched his latest book (Financial Times book of the year 2013) as part of our ICCS Seminar Series. This event took place in the Business School at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 26th February 2014

50 faces of CREES #51 - Liz Wyman (Nee Armitage) 1989-1994

50 faces of CREES #51 - Liz Wyman (Nee Armitage) 1989-1994
Description
I am one of a small group of CREES undergraduates. I studied for a BA in Russian and Russian Studies so my time in CREES was combined with language and literature in the Russian Department. I floated between the Ashley Building and the Muirhead Tower with just a few stop offs in the Mermaid Bar in between.
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania
Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Coulson, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 12th February 2014

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Deliberative leadership

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Deliberative leadership
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speaker: John Parkinson (Warwick) Discussant: Andrew Knops.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014

POLSIS seminar series podcast: In a Cross-Fire of Integration: Russia, Europe and Political Crisis in Ukraine

POLSIS seminar series podcast: In a Cross-Fire of Integration: Russia, Europe and Political Crisis in Ukraine
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speakers: Sarah Whitmore (Oxford Brookes), Rilka Dragneva-Lewers (Birmingham Law School), Kataryna Wolczuk (CREES/POLSIS).
Date:
Thursday 30th January 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Spread of the Birmingham Mafia: The Development of In-Country Programmes

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Spread of the Birmingham Mafia: The Development of In-Country Programmes
Description
Speaker: Professor Ken Davey OBE, Emeritus Professor, International Development Department, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 27th January 2014

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
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