Events 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More events throughout the School of Government and Society.

Seminar Series

Guest Seminar Series 2014/15

The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout the year which focuses on a number of different topics.

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014

The International Development Forum is an initiative funded by the University of Birmingham Educational Enhancement Fund to provide an introduction to international development to students from across the University, at any level of study.

Forthcoming events

Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries Lecture

Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries Lecture

Date
Tuesday 4th November 2014
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre, Muirhead Tower (R21 on Campus Map)
Description
Speaker: Ms. Donna Guest, Senior Advisor on Southeast Asia at Institute for Human Rights and Business
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain Film Screening and Panel Discussion

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Date
Monday 10th November 2014
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre, Muirhead Tower (R21 on Campus Map)
Description
Speakers: Anna Roberts, Director of Burma Campaign UK, Matthew Walton, Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies at University of Oxford, May Tha-Hla and Jon Wilkinson, Founders of Helping the Burmese Delta.
The Green State in Africa: Environmental politics, climate change and social movements

The Green State in Africa: Environmental politics, climate change and social movements

Date
Wednesday 12th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Carl Death, University of Manchester.
Title TBC

Title TBC

Date
Thursday 20th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: William Gumede, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of Witwatersrand.
The World Food Situation

The World Food Situation

Date
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower (R21 on Campus Map), Room 417
Description
Speaker: Professor Tim Benton, Champion for Global Food Security, University of Leeds.
Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Date
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
The next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 03 December 2014. You can now book your place. The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the open day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Date
Thursday 4th December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Nadia Molenaers, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.
Aid Transparency in Fragile States

Aid Transparency in Fragile States

Date
Friday 5th December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower (R21 on Campus Map)
Description
Speaker: Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Former Secretary of State for International Development. This is a joint seminar with the Birmingham International Development Forum.

Developmental Leadership Program Annual Conference 2015

Date
Thursday 12th February 2015
Location:
Bramall Music Building - Edgbaston Campus
Description
This year's DLP conference will bring together the latest and best thinking on the politics of inequality. Conference papers will address how politics actively creates, maintains, or challenges inequalities – as well as ask which inequalities and why. Who are the relevant actors and the social structures? How do power, norms, and ideas serve to sustain inequalities, or can work to reduce them? What is the role of leadership in both perpetuating and alleviating inequalities? In short, the politics of inequalities and the inequalities of politics.