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:

Motors of Change, Sources of Stability: Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Thursday 1st May 2014
Gisbert Kapp, N329
Special CREES/POLSIS European Studies Research Group seminar. Speakers: Kevin Deegan-Krause (Wayne Sttate), Allan Sikk (University College London), Tim Haughton (CREES/POLSIS)

Other activities in the school:

Undergraduate Open Days - 27-28 June 2014

Friday 27th - Saturday 28th June 2014
Edgbaston campus
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more. There is a comprehensive programme of talks offering you information and advice, so you are able to tailor your day at the University of Birmingham to match your interests and requirements.

Recent events:


4th December - Legacies and Memories of Dictatorship: the Communist Past and the Present

4th December - Living in Interesting Times: Russian Politics and Economics in Putin's Third Term

16th October - In the Shadow of Violence: The Political Economy of Putin's Russia

2nd October - The Syrian Crisis: Perspectives and Prospects

6th May - JCMS Annual Review Lecture - Rethinking European Integration

20th March - Putin, Pussy Riot and Protest: A Turbulent Year in Russian Politics

18th March - Eastern Europe after 1989 - a laboratory for the sustainability of democracy?

6th March - Putin and the Russian Economy

27th February - The EU Crisis - What Next?

23rd January - 27 Up: the Challenges and Prospects of EU Enlargement

17th January - What Are Elections Good for? Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space'