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50 faces of CREES #46 - Mike Berry CREES (1966-)

50 faces of CREES #46 - Mike Berry CREES (1966-)
Description
I came to CREES in 1966 to work on the OECD project on "Science Policy in the USSR" with Ron Amann under the leadership of Bob Davies.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd October 2013

50 faces of CREES #45 - Matthew Frear (2005-2013)

50 faces of CREES #45 - Matthew Frear (2005-2013)
Description
I arrived at CREES in 2005 with the intention of just taking a career break to indulge my interest in Russia and Eastern Europe for a year on the Masters programme. Little did I know at the time I would end up staying for eight years and developing an expertise on Belarusian politics and society!
Date:
Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Podcast: The German election edition: Merkel wins big – why, and what now?

Podcast: The German election edition: Merkel wins big – why, and what now?
Description
The Politics @ Birmingham Podcast: Episode 02. On this week's podcast we talk about the results of Germany's national election, which took place on Sunday Sep 22. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats emerged victorious with an increased share of the vote, but she still needs partners to form a governing coalition after her Free Democrat partners fell below the 5% threshold required for representation. We discuss the reasons for Merkel's victory, the state of politics in Germany, and the consequences of the result for the rest of Europe.
Date:
Thursday 26th September 2013

50 faces of CREES #44 - Paul Holtom (1997-2003)

50 faces of CREES #44 - Paul Holtom (1997-2003)
Description
I arrived at CREES in the autumn of 1997 and left at the beginning of 2003 with an MA and a PhD in Russian and East European Studies. I am currently director of the arms transfers programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Date:
Wednesday 25th September 2013

Birmingham announced as University of the Year

Birmingham announced as University of the Year
Description
The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
Saturday 21st September 2013

IDD Guest Seminar Series, Autumn term 2013

IDD Guest Seminar Series, Autumn term 2013
Description
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:
Wednesday 18th September 2013

Podcast: Syria on the precipice, Obama in crisis, Britain in search of a role (again)

Podcast: Syria on the precipice, Obama in crisis, Britain in search of a role (again)
Description
The Politics @ Birmingham Podcast: Episode 01. On this week's podcast we talk about Barack Obama's erratic handling of the Syria crisis, the legal and political questions surrounding international intervention in the civil war there, and the consequences for Britain's world role of parliament's vote against participation in any military strikes.
Date:
Monday 16th September 2013

Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
Tuesday 10th September 2013

Accredited short course: Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning

Accredited short course: Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning
Description
Accredited five day programme - This course has grown out of INLOGOV's longstanding experience of research and development programmes for officers, board members and politicians involved in strategic commissioning across a wide range of public service organisations. It examines the strengths and limitations of models of commissioning across levels of government, as well as in specific service sectors.
Date:
Monday 9th September 2013

DLP Research Fellow Vacancy

DLP Research Fellow Vacancy
Description
The Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) are looking for a Research Fellow to join them in exploring the role of political processes, agency and leadership in development.
Date:
Wednesday 4th September 2013

Video: Masters degrees by distance learning at IDD

Video: Masters degrees by distance learning at IDD
Description
Study with the International Development Department (IDD) from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.
Date:
Friday 23rd August 2013

Video: Study a Masters degree at IDD

Video: Study a Masters degree at IDD
Description
The International Development Department (IDD) offers three main programmes of study with a number of pathways giving you a wide range of options to address your specific needs and interests.
Date:
Friday 23rd August 2013

The Conversation UK

The Conversation UK
Description
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Academics from all over the world contribute to discussion on The Conversation, including those here in the School of Government and Society.
Date:
Friday 9th August 2013

Complete our Online Survey and win an iPad

Complete our Online Survey and win an iPad
Description
This online survey is now closed. If you would still like to contribute your views please contact Carrie Bennett, University of Birmingham email: c.a.bennett@bham.ac.uk
Date:
Friday 9th August 2013

50 faces of CREES #35 - Dennis Biggs

50 faces of CREES #35 - Dennis Biggs
Description
"My memories of my studies at Birmingham University have somewhat faded but I recall spending 3 happy and productive years from 1961 to 1964 in the Department of Russian Studies of the Faculty of Commerce.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013
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