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Experts Examine Political Parties in Europe

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The POLSIS Parties, Voters and Elections Research Group hold a seminar with Distinguished External Speakers to discuss political parties in contemporary Europe.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2016

Northern Ireland is vital for the Remain campaign

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Written by Dawn Walsh and Professor Scott Lucas. A surprising level of anti-EU sentiment among unionists should be on Remain's radar.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2016

What would Brexit mean for the special relationship? Nothing good

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. The US doesn't love the UK enough to prioritise it over a massive trading bloc like the EU.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Catherine Needham

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Catherine Needham, Reader in Public Policy and Public Management in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham shares her opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor John Fender

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Professor John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics in the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor Jenny Phillimore

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Professor Jenny Phillimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham shares her opinions on the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr Huw Macartney

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Dr Huw Macartney, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor Scott Lucas

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Professor Scott Lucas Professor of American Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor David H. Dunn

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Professor David H. Dunn, Professor of International Politics and Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham gives his opinions of the EU referendum.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr Tim Haughton

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Dr Tim Haughton, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr David White

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Dr David White, Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

Trump's response to Orlando massacre proves just how dangerous he is

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Many Republicans held out hope that Donald Trump would pivot to the centre for the general election. The opposite has happened.
Date:
Friday 17th June 2016

Hillary Clinton wins Democratic nomination: the experts react

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Eight years to the day after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton cemented her triumph over Bernie Sanders. Contributions from Dr Adam Quinn.
Date:
Friday 17th June 2016

Britain's moment to reflect: what would Jo Cox want us to think about?

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Here was an MP who dedicated herself to improving the world – focusing particularly on Syria. She had the right priorities.
Date:
Friday 17th June 2016

The debate that divides: The UK and EU membership

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Professor David Dunn writes for the Birmingham Perspective. "What is clear from this is the extent to which the desire to leave is motivated by a feeling that Britain has been mistreated by EU membership."
Date:
Tuesday 14th June 2016

ICCS joins OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions

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The ICCS has recently confirmed membership of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, an autonomous OSCE-related track II initiative. The network's members are research institutions that are engaged in academic research and policy analysis on issues relevant to the OSCE's security agenda.
Date:
Monday 6th June 2016

Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Wright presents his work on neuroscience and security

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Dr Nicholas Wright, Senior Research Fellow at the ICCS, carried out a number of engagements in May to present his work on the neuroscience of decision-making and negotiation.
Date:
Monday 6th June 2016

Brexit Poll of Polls: Undecided voters hold the balance

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Welcome to the University of Birmingham's Poll of Polls for Britain's European Union referendum. From now until the vote on 23 June, we will be assessing all the major surveys of public opinion to assess what can and cannot be said with confidence about the state of the campaign.
Date:
Friday 3rd June 2016

IGS podcast: Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

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Speaker: Dr Emily Oliver (King's College, London), Modern Languages / IGS Seminar.
Date:
Thursday 2nd June 2016

IGS podcast: Curating Recent German History: The Exhibition "Unification – German Society in Transition"

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Speaker: Dr. Doris Müller-Toovey (Deutsches Historisches Museum and Humboldt Foundation, Berlin) on 'Curating Recent German History: The Exhibition "Unification – German Society in Transition" (Alltag Einheit)
Date:
Thursday 2nd June 2016
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