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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
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

Alumni Roundtable Event

Alumni Roundtable Event
Description
Alumnus, Miguel Castro Coelho (Senior Economist at the Institute for Government) hosted a roundtable at the University of Birmingham on Monday 10th June, 2013. Miguel gave current students and a fellow alumnus the opportunity to ask him questions about his time at Birmingham, his career to date as well as his thoughts on economic policies.
Date:
Friday 21st June 2013

New Masters module: Disability and Development

Description
This new module from the International Development Department which will be taught on our Masters and Distance Learning degrees will explore historical and current debates around the various perceptions of disability, and will consider their impact on international policy and practice, particularly in the areas of education, health, livelihoods and conflict recovery.
Date:
Thursday 13th June 2013

Guardian League Tables 2014

Guardian League Tables 2014
Description
In the latest Guardian University Guide 2014 Birmingham ranked 15th out of 128 institutions surveyed. The School of Government and Society performed well both with Politics and Sociology appearing in the top 10 in their respective fields.
Date:
Friday 7th June 2013

Blog: Helping donors to 'think politically': Going beyond the orthodoxy.

Blog: Helping donors to 'think politically': Going beyond the orthodoxy.
Description
This post marks the first of the series of papers that were presented by some members of IDD staff who attended the International Studies Association Conference at San Francisco in April 2013. Dr. Heather Marquette and Dr. Jonathan Fisher at the conference organised a panel called 'Politicising or Depoliticising Aid? The Political Economy of Political Economy Analysis', and presented a joint paper on 'Donors Doing Political Economy Analysis: From Process to Product (and back again?).
Date:
Thursday 6th June 2013
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