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

Workshop: The End of Stasiland?

Workshop: The End of Stasiland?

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Location:
Edgbaston, Room 420 Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
The aim of the event is to review both the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall and shifting representations of the GDR since 1989.
Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton, Speaker: Robert O. Keohane (Princeton), Discussant: Professor Nicholas Wheeler (ICCS, University of Birmingham).

Gendered Neoliberalism: Is Neobliberalism Bad for Women?

Date
Wednesday 5th - Wednesday 26th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
This interdisciplinary roundtable will focus on the gendered nature of neoliberal governance.
EU: The State of the Union

EU: The State of the Union

Date
Wednesday 12th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead tower - Room 121
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton (POLSIS), Speakers: Sara Binzer Hobolt (LSE) and Nathaniel Copsey (Aston) and Christopher Bickerton (Cambridge).
Russia and Germany after the Cold War: A New Relationship?

Russia and Germany after the Cold War: A New Relationship?

Date
Tuesday 18th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
Speaker: James Sherr (Chatham House). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar
Reflections on the Revolutions in Europe: 1989 a Quarter of a Century On

Reflections on the Revolutions in Europe: 1989 a Quarter of a Century On

Date
Wednesday 19th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead tower - Room 121
Description
Chair: Dr Richard Connolly (POLSIS/CREES). Speakers: Michael Bernhard (Florida), Graham Timmins and Tim Haughton (POLSIS/CREES).
The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: The Uses and Misuses of History

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: The Uses and Misuses of History

Date
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
This round-table will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - one of the most complex and protracted ethno-territorial conflicts in the post-Soviet space. It will focus on the role of historical narrative in the political discourse of all parties involved in the conflict. We will gather together scholars and policy-makers with in-depth empirical, scholarly and political experience of this turbulent region.
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.
Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Date
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Description
Speaker: Randall Hansen (University of Toronto). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar
Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Description
Speaker: Maria Sobolewska (Manchester)
The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Sara Smart (University of Exeter). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
EU as an international security actor

EU as an international security actor

Date
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Description
Speaker: Adrian Hyde-Price (Gothenburg), Discussant: Derek Averre (POLSIS/CREES).
From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Description
Speaker: Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar.
DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

Date
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
The rise of populism in Europe

The rise of populism in Europe

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Description
Speakers: Daniele Albertazzi (Modern Languages) and Peter Kerr (POLSIS).
Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
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