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.

Forthcoming events 

Relief or Panic? Perceptions of Brexit in Germany and Greece

Date
Monday 12th December 2016
Location:
Birmingham City Centre, Library of Birmingham (Heritage Learning Suite)
Description
Speakers: Giacomo Benedetto (Royal Holloway, London), Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham), Julian Pänke (IGS Birmingham), Helena Smith (The Guardian), Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York), Sotirios Zartaloudis (University of Birmingham). Chair: Sara Jones (IGS Birmingham)

Diplomacy in the Middle East: The Norwegian Experience

Date
Monday 9th January 2017
Description
Speaker: Ambassador Aud-Lise Norheim, Norway's Ambassador to Tehran. Ambassador Norheim has been has served at the Norwegian embassy in Tehran since 2014. Her previous ambassadorial posts include Damascus, Beirut, Dhaka, Rome and South Africa.

Confronting the Islamic State Challenge in Syria

Date
Wednesday 18th January 2017
Location:
Room G15 in th Muirhead Tower (building R21 on campus map)
Description
Dr Karin von Hippel is the guest speaker in this distinguished lecture.

The Overlooked Connection: Trusting Behaviours and Leader-Follower Relationships

Date
Monday 23rd January 2017
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Dr Julie Wilson explores trusting behaviours in the field of trust literature
Radical right-wing populist parties in Europe: Into the mainstream?

Radical right-wing populist parties in Europe: Into the mainstream?

Date
Wednesday 25th January 2017
Location:
121 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Dr Sarah de Lange (University of Amsterdam); discussant: Dr Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS)

From Europe's troubled periphery to security provider: Albanian Foreign Policy in regional and European context

Date
Thursday 26th January 2017
Location:
Muirhead Lecture Theatre G15
Description
Learn about the challenges facing Albanian foreign and security policy from Deputy Foreign Minister of Albania and former University of Birmingham PhD student Odeta Barbullushi.

The Disappearance of the Battlefield in the Age of Global Targeting

Date
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
Speaker: Dr. Antoine Bousquet (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Birkbeck College, London).

Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation 2017

Date
Monday 27th - Friday 31st March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
A 5-day professional training programme on the role of mediation in managing and transforming political conflicts. The programme will explore how people develop trust and empathy with theit adversaries,and how this can transform conflicts at local, regional, or state levels.
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