Alumni news and events

GSDRC / DLP job vacancy: Research Administrator

GSDRC / DLP job vacancy: Research Administrator
Description
IDD is looking for a talented administrator to support the management of two high-profile research initiatives: GSDRC and the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). Apply by 04 November 2013.
Date:
Monday 28th October 2013

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Revisiting the Inequality and Conflict Nexus

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Revisiting the Inequality and Conflict Nexus
Description
Speaker: Professor Mansoob Murshed, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Coventry University. 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 25th October 2013

DLP job vacancy: Communications Support Officer

DLP job vacancy: Communications Support Officer
Description
The Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) is recruiting a Communications Support Officer to help make DLP's research findings more accessible to decision-makers. This is a varied and flexible part-time role with an application deadline of 04 November 2013.
Date:
Thursday 24th October 2013

Undergraduate Open Day: 26 October 2013

Undergraduate Open Day: 26 October 2013
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd October 2013

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:
Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Undergraduate Student Exchange and Year Abroad

Undergraduate Student Exchange and Year Abroad
Description
The University of Birmingham is committed to producing global citizens by providing students with as many opportunities as possible internationalise their degree. Each year from within POLSIS up to a quarter of our students have the opportunity to complete a year abroad as part of their degree program and benefit tremendously from increased confidence and different academic perspective of having studied a politics based degree in a foreign country.
Date:
Monday 21st October 2013

Undergraduate Open Day: 26 October 2013

Undergraduate Open Day: 26 October 2013
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 21st October 2013

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Addressing Tough Challenges in State-building One Step at a Time

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Addressing Tough Challenges in State-building One Step at a Time
Description
Speaker: Anne-Marie Brinkman, Independent Consultant, former advisor to UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nairobi. 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 18th October 2013

Podcast: The EDL, Tommy Robinson and the British Far Right

Podcast: The EDL, Tommy Robinson and the British Far Right
Description
The Politics @ Birmingham Podcast: Episode 03. On this week's podcast we talk about the shock resignation of Tommy Robinson as leader of anti-Islam protest group the English Defence League, and whether he or the movement now have a political future. We also discuss the fortunes and prospects of the British far right more generally, as well as those who seek to thwart it.
Date:
Tuesday 15th October 2013

Video: Saving Humans: Risk, Intervention, Survival

Video: Saving Humans: Risk, Intervention, Survival
Description
'Saving Humans' is an innovative and timely theme which consolidates existing University research agendas, provides opportunities for creating novel and exciting partnerships, transcends divides between arts, social sciences and natural sciences and, most importantly, addresses broader issues of social, political and moral concern for humanity's future.
Date:
Friday 11th October 2013

Blog: Tommy Robinson Quits the English Defence League: Damascene Conversion or a Cynical Tactic?

Blog: Tommy Robinson Quits the English Defence League: Damascene Conversion or a Cynical Tactic?
Description
This week EDL leader Tommy Robinson quit from the English Defence League and began collaborating with the counter extremist Quilliam Foundation, however, POLSIS researcher Alex Oaten argues that there is little for us to be positive about.
Date:
Thursday 10th October 2013

Jamie Vickery, International Political Economy MA

Jamie Vickery, International Political Economy MA
Description
From my undergraduate experience, I already knew that the level of support that I would receive from the department would be high and I was also excited about the introduction of environmental governance and climate change politics modules (the political area that I did eventually want to focus on) helped to persuade me to come back.
Date:
Thursday 10th October 2013

Neema Begum, Political Science (British Politics and the State) MA

Neema Begum, Political Science (British Politics and the State) MA
Description
After completing my undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations at POLSIS, I chose to continue studying at Birmingham at postgraduate level. I knew that by studying with POLSIS, I would continue to be challenged and encouraged in my studies; I also knew that I would benefit from both the expertise within the department and from the excellent academic teaching and a solid research base.
Date:
Thursday 10th October 2013

Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc scholarship in Governance and State-building

Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc scholarship in Governance and State-building
Description
The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship. Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2013

POLSIS Bursary: Edward Li, International Relations (Contemporary Asia-Pacific) MA

POLSIS Bursary: Edward Li, International Relations (Contemporary Asia-Pacific) MA
Description
I chose to study with POLSIS as the University of Birmingham has a rather high ranking in the subject field of Political Science. Before I applied to Birmingham I also read about the profiles of the professors and lecturers on the POLSIS website and learned that they have brilliant qualifications and experiences.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2013
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