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POLSIS Staff Member Wins Teaching Award

POLSIS Staff Member Wins Teaching Award
Description
Julian Pänke has been awarded a University of Birmingham Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation.
Date:
Thursday 26th November 2015

Intersecting Discourses on Migration in the UK, Germany and Russia

Intersecting Discourses on Migration in the UK, Germany and Russia
Description
This conference on Thursday 05 November 2015 explored immigration and migrant integration discourses and their influences on policy-making. The focus was on three countries: the UK, Germany and Russia.
Date:
Wednesday 25th November 2015

Skopje Honours Its Daughter Mother Teresa

Skopje Honours Its Daughter Mother Teresa
Description
Dr Gëzim Alpion was a keynote speaker at the symposium "Skopje Honours Its Daughter Mother Teresa", which took place in Skopje on 12 September 2015. The event which was attended by Mother Teresa scholars from the United Kingdom, Albania, Kosova, and Macedonia, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Skopje, politicians, religious personalities, and media representatives, was covered widely in the Balkans and generated a number of articles in India and the UK.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

The Geneva summit thawed the Cold War – so why have we squandered its legacy?

The Geneva summit thawed the Cold War – so why have we squandered its legacy?
Description
Written by Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler and Professor David H. Dunn, University of Birmingham. 30 years ago, Reagan and Gorbachev ushered in a new era of cordial relations. It's time to recapture that spirit.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

Podcast: Russian adventurism under Putin: Lessons from Ukraine and Syria

Podcast: Russian adventurism under Putin: Lessons from Ukraine and Syria
Description
Speaker: Ambassador Jack Matlock. During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), Jack Matlock served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 until 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983. Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1981.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

Podcast: Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies

Podcast: Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies
Description
Speaker: Dr Dawn Walsh (University of Birmingham). This paper focuses on peace agreements which include an element of territorial self-government (TSG). Using international examples including Northern Ireland and Bosnia this paper demonstrates that a lack of trust between conflict parties necessitated the inclusion of a range of guarantee mechanisms which increased confidence that the TSG element of the peace agreement would be respected.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

Paris attacks: how effective has the military response been?

Paris attacks: how effective has the military response been?
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. After the terrorist atrocity, Western powers pledged to strike back at Islamic State. They will need to do more than rattle sabres.
Date:
Thursday 19th November 2015

The life of 'Jihadi John': how one man became the symbol of Islamic State

The life of 'Jihadi John': how one man became the symbol of Islamic State
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. US and UK claim the man who bragged about decapitating western hostages has probably been killed in an airstrike.
Date:
Monday 16th November 2015

Rhys Crilley Wins the ISAICOMM 2016 Best Paper Award

Rhys Crilley Wins the ISAICOMM 2016 Best Paper Award
Description
The ISAICOMM Book Award Selection Committee has chosen to honour Rhys Crilley, a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham, for his paper, "Through the Mud and the Blood to the Chatroom Beyond: The British Army on Facebook 2009-2012." Crilley's paper was nominated for this award from a pool of approximately 150 papers presented at 33 different ISAICOMM section panels during ISA 2015 in New Orleans.
Date:
Friday 13th November 2015

IGS podcast: '"Lay Down Your Arms!" Anti-War Writing in German-Speaking Countries, 1905‒1924'

IGS podcast: '"Lay Down Your Arms!" Anti-War Writing in German-Speaking Countries, 1905‒1924'
Description
Speaker: Professor Ritchie Robertson (University of Oxford)
Date:
Thursday 12th November 2015

Syria: is Putin preparing to dump Assad?

Syria: is Putin preparing to dump Assad?
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Moscow's mixed messages on the future of the Syrian president is fuelling speculation that it might be preparing to desert its long-term ally.
Date:
Friday 6th November 2015

POLSIS Welcomes Three New Members of Staff

POLSIS Welcomes Three New Members of Staff
Description
Three new appointments strengthen the department's coverage of British politics, political theory and foreign and security policy.
Date:
Wednesday 4th November 2015

High Quality Publications Show POLSIS Staff Remain at the Cutting Edge of Research

High Quality Publications Show POLSIS Staff Remain at the Cutting Edge of Research
Description
The last few months have witnessed the continuing flow of high quality publications from staff members in POLSIS demonstrating the department's position at the forefront of research. The books, articles and chapters cover political theory, international relations, security, British politics, rising powers, the European Union and developments in the former Soviet Union.
Date:
Wednesday 4th November 2015

POLSIS Staff are Regular Contributors to The Conversation

POLSIS Staff are Regular Contributors to The Conversation
Description
POLSIS staff regularly write short articles informed by their research for publications aimed at an audience beyond the academy such as The Washington Post, The Moscow Times, Euractiv and Chatham House Expert Comment. One of the most popular outlets for staff is The Conversation.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

POLSIS Podcast Launched

POLSIS Podcast Launched
Description
Three members of POLSIS have launched a regular podcast discussing topical issues.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

New Birmingham Review looks forward to expansive future

New Birmingham Review looks forward to expansive future
Description
Successful launch of the second volume of the New Birmingham Review spurs excitement for the next issue of the University of Birmingham's progressive student journal
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The IGS, 1996-2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

The IGS, 1996-2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside
Description
In May 2016 the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham will celebrate two decades at the forefront of scholarship on Germany.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Recent Examples Highlight the Long Tradition of POLSIS Impact and Engagement with the Policy Making Community

Recent Examples Highlight the Long Tradition of POLSIS Impact and Engagement with the Policy Making Community
Description
Staff and Doctoral Researchers in POLSIS are at the forefront of research in their respective fields. Their insights are highly valued in the policymaking community.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

A "New Departure"? The legal bases of UK drone strikes in Syria

A "New Departure"? The legal bases of UK drone strikes in Syria
Description
Written by Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler and Professor David Dunn. AMeeting to mark the first anniversary of the publication of the Birmingham Policy Commission on 'The Security Impact of Drones', discussion at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones was dominated by the UK's controversial Reaper strike against two UK nationals in Syria this summer. Cameron's decision to justify this action on grounds of self-defence of the UK was recognised as making a distinct break from previous UK rules of engagement.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Why Indonesia can't stamp out fires that have cast a haze over South-East Asia

Why Indonesia can't stamp out fires that have cast a haze over South-East Asia
Description
Written by Scott Edwards. Leaders in Jakarta want to tackle the haze crisis but they don't have much authority over corrupt local elites.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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