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 

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.

Capitalist crisis, technological change and the restructuring of global labour markets

Date
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Description
In this Contemporary Philosophy of Technology Research Group seminar, Professor Ursula Huws from the University of Hertfordshire will discuss the restructuring of capitalism currently under way, the role of the adoption of new technologies in this restructuring and the implications for the global division of labour.

Writing Statehood into Existence: Explanatory IR, the War against ISIS, and Discourses on Kurdish National Self-determination

Date
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 420
Description
Speaker: Dr Hannes Cerny. Hosted by the Political Settlements Research Group.

Power Transition in the Asia-Pacific: managing perceptions and trust in the 'Grey Zone'

Date
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
The ICCS will host a workshop to examine recent efforts by key Asia-Pacific actors to shape perceptions using multiple instruments of national power, in what has been called the "Grey Zone" between peace and war.

Party Change and Party Development in Europe and Beyond

Date
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 427
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton and Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS). Speakers: Various from POLSIS. External Speaker: Professor Reinhard Heinisch (University of Salzburg)

Decision-making, confidence and the unconscious 决策,信心和意识

Date
Monday 12th June 2017
Location:
Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Description
We will bring together leading Chinese and international scholars in neuroscience, psychology and computation with a workshop at Peking University on Monday 12th June 2017. We will examine decision-making and how this relates to confidence and metacognition, as well as issues of conscious and unconscious choice more broadly – interdisciplinary areas of considerable recent interest.

Finding Trust in Social Sciences

Date
Thursday 21st September 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
The 'Finding Trust in Social Sciences' workshop will take place at the University of Birmingham on 21 September 2017.
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