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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

Research on Accountability, Local Government and Public Finance in Brazil

Research on Accountability, Local Government and Public Finance in Brazil
Description
IDD will receive the following Brazilian visitors from 01 September for 10 days: Professors André Busanelli de Aquino, Vinicius Aversari Martins and EugênioSilva Bitti of the University of São Paulo, and Professor Ricardo Lagos of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo)
Date:
Friday 23rd August 2013

Blog: In search of a new paradigm for international interventions

Blog: In search of a new paradigm for international interventions
Description
Nicolas Lemay-Hébert is a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham's International Development Department. He is interested in peacebuilding and statebuilding, humanitarian interventions in post-conflict or post-disaster contexts, and local narratives of resistance to international interventions. Nicolas co-convenes the postgraduate module on Governance and Statebuilding.
Date:
Wednesday 21st 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

The Future of UK Aid in an Age of Austerity

The Future of UK Aid in an Age of Austerity
Description
This event debates the future of UK Aid in an Age of Austerity. It is organised by Dr Danielle Beswick and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013

Student funding opportunities

Student funding opportunities
Description
Study with us at Birmingham and you'll have the opportunity to access a range of funding and bursaries to enhance your student experience!
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013

The Birmingham Perspective

The Birmingham Perspective
Description
Read the latest perspectives from our academics across the School of Government and Society. Including debates, pespectives and research diaries.
Date:
Monday 15th July 2013

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:
Monday 15th July 2013

Undergraduate clearing 2013

Undergraduate clearing 2013
Description
We have a limited number of places available to students through clearing, for those looking to begin their studies in 2013. Places are available to students from the UK/EU and to international students, find out if you might be eligible and the process for applying.
Date:
Thursday 11th July 2013

Alumni: Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Public Administration and Development by distance learning MSc (2013)

Alumni: Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Public Administration and Development by distance learning MSc (2013)
Description
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo describes his experience of studying an MSc Public Administration and Development by distance learning at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during his recent graduation.
Date:
Wednesday 10th July 2013

PhD opportunity: The Governance of Migration: Policy-making in an age of superdiversity

PhD opportunity: The Governance of Migration: Policy-making in an age of superdiversity
Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to study for a PhD with joint supervision from the School of Government and Society and the new Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
Date:
Monday 8th July 2013

Alumni: Joshua Gimba, MSc International Political Economy and Development (2011)

Alumni: Joshua Gimba, MSc International Political Economy and Development (2011)
Description
I chose to study in the UK because I was drawn to the excellent combination of academics and practical experience the University of Birmingham provided.
Date:
Thursday 4th July 2013

Latest research: Saving Humans: Risk, Intervention, Survival

Latest research: 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:
Monday 1st July 2013

Diverse and original PhD research showcased at fifth annual postgraduate colloquium

Diverse and original PhD research showcased at fifth annual postgraduate colloquium
Description
The fifth annual School of Government and Society postgraduate colloquium recently took place (Wednesday 13 March 2013), giving PhD researchers an opportunity to share their ideas with students and staff.
Date:
Wednesday 26th June 2013

Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland

Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland
Description
On Monday 24 June the Scotland Institute published the most comprehensive investigation of the defence implications of Scottish independence ever conducted. Professor Mark Webber, Head of the School of Government and Society was the Chief Researcher on this project. The report – overseen by a panel of experts – concludes that an independent Scotland would be less prepared and less able than the UK to discharge the fundamental responsibility of protecting its citizens.
Date:
Tuesday 25th June 2013

Alumni: Michael Uzoigwe, MSc and PhD in International Development

Alumni: Michael Uzoigwe, MSc and PhD in International Development
Description
The exposure was great and the UK environment provided just the right amount of challenges. The facilities were outstanding, especially the library, and with students from almost every part of the world, IDD provided the best possible platform for my course of study.
Date:
Friday 21st June 2013

Alumni: Oluwapelumi Okuyemi, MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)

Alumni: Oluwapelumi Okuyemi, MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)
Description
Having done my research on the course I wanted to study for my post-graduate degree, I was immediately drawn to the University of Birmingham whose international development department is one of the best practise centres for politics and international development in the United Kingdom. I also practically fell in love with the module structure as it fitted in perfectly with how I had envisioned the programme.
Date:
Friday 21st June 2013

Syria casts its shadow as G8 leaders gather

Syria casts its shadow as G8 leaders gather
Description
Professor Stefan Wolff: Where does all this leave Syria and its people? The short answer is "on their own". The pursuit of self-interest by powerful outsiders overlaps only marginally with what Syrians need in order to achieve an end to the violence they have suffered for more than two years now.
Date:
Friday 21st June 2013
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