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 

Brexit: the Referendum and its Consequences

Brexit: the Referendum and its Consequences

Date
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Location:
Arts Main Lecture Theatre
Description
Speakers: Tony Barber (Financial Times); Catherine de Vries (Oxford University); Nathaniel Copsey (Foreign and Commonwealth Office); Nicole Scicluna (POLSIS). Chair: Tim Haughton (POLSIS).
US Election 2016: Clinton v Trump  - understanding the result and what happens next

US Election 2016: Clinton v Trump  - understanding the result and what happens next

Date
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Location:
Arts Main Lecture Theatre
Description
Speakers: Dr Jacob Parakilas, Assistant Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House: Royal Institute of International Affairs; Dr Maria Ryan, University of Nottingham; Professor Scott Lucas (POLSIS); Dr Adam Quinn (POLSIS).

Undergraduate Open Day - 15 October 2016

Date
Saturday 15th October 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

Personality and International Politics: Insights from Existing Research and Directions for the Future

Date
Monday 17th October 2016
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Professor Juliet Kaarbo (University of Edinburgh). Chair: Dr Eszter Simon.

Set-Theoretic Thinking in the Social Sciences – Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in a Nutshell

Date
Monday 31st October 2016
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Markus Siewert (Goethe University Frankfurt), Chair: Eszter Simon

An Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as a Set-Theoretic and Case-Oriented Approach to Comparative Research

Date
Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th November 2016
Description
This workshop offers a comprehensive and application-oriented introduction into Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in its main variants of crisp-set and fuzzy-set QCA.

Berlin ist mein Paris

Date
Wednesday 9th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
Speaker: Carmen-Francesca Banciu. IGS Reading – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside.

Postgraduate Open Day - 23 November 2016

Date
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

Organizing Representation: Political Parties, Participation, and Power

Date
Thursday 24th November 2016
Location:
Room 429 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Susan Scarrow (University of Houston). Discussant: Isabelle Hertner (Kings College London). Chair: Tim Haughton (POLSIS).

History Strand

Date
Thursday 24th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
Speakers: Professor Gerhard Hirschfeld (University of Stuttgart), Dennis Grinat (transnational CENDARI research project, University of Stuttgart). IGS Project Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside.

Border Crossings in Modern Languages: Research, Teaching and Practice

Date
Wednesday 30th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
Speakers: Professor Heinz Antor (University of Köln), Professor Michael Gratzke (University of Hull), Dr Sara Jones (UoB). Discussants: Professor Andrew Ginger (UoB, tbc), Dr Ruth Whittle (UoB)

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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