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Birmingham Teaching Heroes: Luis Cabrera

Birmingham Teaching Heroes: Luis Cabrera
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Experts who are shaping the world for future generations. With you.
Date:
Tuesday 26th March 2013

Call for papers: Making Politics Practical II: Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment

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We welcome papers that further our understanding of the politics of development, whether this is within developing countries or the development community. Although we would like to keep this call for papers as open as possible, we have preference for papers that address one of the following: the politics of aid; political settlements within developing countries; political analysis/political economy analysis; new governance challenges; the politics of service delivery; state-building; and the challenges of delivering aid in fragile states.
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2013

Chris Woods, MSc Development Management (2012)

Chris Woods, MSc Development Management (2012)
Description
Chris Woods describes her experience of studying an MSc in Development Management at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Maria Anna Belka, MSc Development Management (Public Economic Management and Finance) (2012)

Maria Anna Belka, MSc Development Management (Public Economic Management and Finance) (2012)
Description
Maria Anna Belka describes her experience of studying an MSc in Development Management at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Pyone Kyaw, MSc International Development (2012)

Pyone Kyaw, MSc International Development (2012)
Description
Pyone Kyaw describes her experience of studying an MSc in Development Management at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Leisl Algeo, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)

Leisl Algeo, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)
Description
Leisl Algeo describes her experience of studying an MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Anna Townsend, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)

Anna Townsend, MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning (2012)
Description
Anna Townsend describes her experience of studying an MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development by distance learning at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham during her recent graduation.
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Anthony Gething, MSc Public Administration and Development by distance learning (2012)

Anthony Gething, MSc Public Administration and Development by distance learning (2012)
Description
Anthony Gething 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:
Thursday 21st March 2013

Libya two years on: the African Union perspective

Libya two years on: the African Union perspective
Description
Professor Paul Jackson's perspective piece, reflecting on Libya two years after the NATO's military intervention in the country.
Date:
Monday 18th March 2013

DSA Conference 2013

Description
IDD is pleased to announce that the 2013 conference of the Development Studies Association will be held at the University of Birmingham on 16th November.
Date:
Monday 11th March 2013

NGO Seminar Series podcast: What's Hot and What's Not: what's changed in development thinking in the last five years?

Description
Dr. Duncan Green, Director of Research, Oxfam and author of 'From Poverty to Power' gave a talk on 'What's Hot and What's Not: what's changed in development thinking in the last five years?' at the NGO Seminar Series, Spring term 2013.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013

School of Government and Society Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Description
This event is a brilliant opportunity for staff and students to find out what the School's PhD students are working on, as well as an opportunity for all our PhD students and staff to get together and discuss on-going research.
Date:
Wednesday 6th March 2013

Birmingham and Yale to establish global justice programme in India

Description
The University of Birmingham is joining forces with Yale to support the development of a pioneering global justice programme at the University of Delhi.
Date:
Thursday 28th February 2013

Student profile: Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Student profile: Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013
Description
All delegations stayed in the same hotel, so were advised to remain "in-role" throughout the conference. And we found ourselves becoming embroiled in fascinating debates over meals and drinks with some very capable students from universities across America, Canada and Europe. It became evident to me that diplomacy requires a constant engagement in and consideration for major world issues, and that productive discussion can occur anywhere, from the formal debates in the conference, to the less formal encounters in lifts and at the bar!
Date:
Wednesday 20th February 2013

Student profile: Brami Van Crombrugge, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Student profile: Brami Van Crombrugge, International Model NATO Conference 2013
Description
The general aura that surrounded the ongoing debates in the Defense Planning Group was indescribable. While certain delegates were returning to their 2nd/3rd Model NATO conference, others (such as Felix and I) were experiencing our very first. It was an absolute honour to be part of such an invaluable event and to be able to learn from such a diverse variety of students.
Date:
Wednesday 20th February 2013

Blog: Political Activism, Legal Discourses and Sexual violence in India: What Does the Delhi Rape Case Reveal?

Description
The brutal incident of rape and murder in December 2012 of a 23 year old student on a bus in Delhi has been the catalyst of intense social and political activism against sexual violence in India. Written by Geetanjali Gangoli and Martin Rew.
Date:
Monday 11th February 2013

Professor John Makumbe (1950 - 2013)

Description
Professor John Makumbe died on 24 January aged 63. Professor Makumbe was a member of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the University of Zimbabwe. The University of Birmingham awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2004 on the strength of his brave and principled commitment to truth and integrity in Zimbabwe and in Africa more broadly.
Date:
Friday 1st February 2013

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2012-13

Description
Browse an overview of IDD's recent research, teaching, consultancy and publications.
Date:
Thursday 24th January 2013

Blog: A small blow for people's history: the Paraguay Reader

Description
This post is based on the introduction to The Paraguay Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2012), edited with Peter Lambert. Andrew Nickson has extensive worldwide experience of teaching, research and consultancy on public administration reform, decentralisation, and the reform of basic service delivery and regulation of privatised public utilities.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd January 2013

IDD and ODI researchers examine the politics of public services in conflict-affected countries

Description
How can politics enable, as opposed to constrain, better public services in conflict-affected countries? IDD and ODI researchers have collaborated to examine the politics of progress on water and sanitation in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Date:
Thursday 17th January 2013
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