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Liberal Arts Internship

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The ICCS is pleased to welcome Ayesha Hashim, who joins us for a 5 week internship organised and funded by Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences.
Date:
Thursday 20th July 2017

The future of UK and EU security cooperation

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Prof Nicholas J Wheeler, Director of the ICCS, is interviewed about the impact of Brexit on the UK's relationship with the EU regarding issues of defence and security policy.
Date:
Thursday 20th July 2017

Joan McGregor awarded Honorary Doctorate

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The ICCS is delighted that our friend and colleague Joan McGregor was conferred as a Doctor of the University at the graduation ceremony in July.
Date:
Wednesday 19th July 2017

ICCS welcomes new research volunteers

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Four students have joined the ICCS as part of its voluntary work placement scheme, which takes place over 10 weeks during the summer.
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017

ICCS Research Fellow interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland

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Dr Eszter Simon, Research Fellow in International Relations and Psychology at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, was interviewed on 'Good Morning Scotland' on 8 July 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017

Student report: Graciela Margareta Correia Magno, Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation training programme with ICCS (2017)

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Thank you for the funding support from the School of Government's Student Enhancement Fund to attend the training program in Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

Student report: John Allison, Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation training programme with ICCS (2017)

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Thanks to funds from the School of Government's Student Enhancement Fund, I was able to participate in a 5-day training programme in Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

Report: 9th Historical Analysis for Defence and Security Symposium

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ICCS Research Fellow Dr Chris Wyatt presented a paper at Dstl in May on 'UAVs and Air Control on the North-West Frontier'.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017

ICCS success at the 6th annual Doctoral Research Awards

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Donatella Bonansinga was awarded an Honourable Mention for her doctoral research project at the Doctoral Research Awards hosted by the Association of British Turkish Academics.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017

With Trump leaving on his first foreign trip, here are 4 lessons about face-to-face diplomacy

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By Marcus Holmes and Nicholas J. Wheeler for the Washington Post. On Friday, President Trump departs on his first foreign trip. Over the course of nine days, he'll meet many leaders face-to-face for the first time, including key NATO leaders.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017

The Manchester attack: what do the security measures mean for the UK moving forward?

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Written by Professor David Hastings Dunn, Professor in International Politics. "With this level of activity questions need to be asked whether enough is being done to resource the Police and Intelligence Agencies for the considerable challenge that they face. This is true not just in tracking the potential perpetrators of actual plots but also in educating the public and potential family members in what to look for in a radicalized and alienated individual."
Date:
Friday 26th May 2017

Power Transition in the Asia-Pacific: managing perceptions and trust in the 'Grey Zone'

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The Asia Research Group and The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham hosted a workshop (Wednesday 10 May 2017) to examine recent efforts by key Asia-Pacific actors to shape perceptions using multiple instruments of national power, in what has been called the "Grey Zone" between peace and war.
Date:
Tuesday 16th May 2017

Fieldwork report: Lebanon

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In April 2017, Dr Giuditta Fontana visited Lebanon to interview journalists, museum curators and educationalists in connection with her Leverhulme-funded project.
Date:
Friday 12th May 2017

ISA 2017 Conference Report: Understanding Change in World Politics

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Dr Eszter Simon reports on the 58th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, held in Baltimore, USA, from 22-25 February 2017.
Date:
Thursday 4th May 2017

How can Northern Ireland tackle its growing list of challenges?

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Dawn Walsh considers the role of independent commissions in promoting power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
Date:
Thursday 4th May 2017

New voluntary work placements at the ICCS

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is inviting applications for short term voluntary placements.
Date:
Friday 28th April 2017

ICCS students join forces with conflict practitioners for annual training programme

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In March 2017, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted its fourth annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together current students with delegates from around the world, including from the Czech Republic, Nepal and the United States, to learn about the different approaches to conflict resolution in International Relations.
Date:
Thursday 13th April 2017

Call for papers: 'Finding Trust in Social Sciences'

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We invite proposals of individual papers on any theoretical, methodological, or empirical aspects of trust research. If interested in delivering a paper, please send a (working) title, an abstract of up to 400 words and a short bio by 19 May 2017.
Date:
Tuesday 21st March 2017

South Sudan's famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war

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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.
Date:
Thursday 16th March 2017

Competition winner announced

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The ICCS is pleased to announce the winner of a competition set up to offer a free place on the 2017 training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.'
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017
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