Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the Centre and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More events throughout the School of Government and Society.

Forthcoming events:

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: The Uses and Misuses of History

Wednesday 26th November 2014
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
This round-table will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - one of the most complex and protracted ethno-territorial conflicts in the post-Soviet space. It will focus on the role of historical narrative in the political discourse of all parties involved in the conflict. We will gather together scholars and policy-makers with in-depth empirical, scholarly and political experience of this turbulent region.

The New Challenges and Choices of the South Caucasus: Between Political, Cultural and Economic Priorities

Thursday 27th November 2014
52 Pritchatts Road, S106
Dr Denis Dvornikov will speak on the current political situation in the South Caucasus region, focussing on the new challenges linked with geopolitical integration projects such as the Eurasian Economic Union and the Iran factor as well as the situation with the region's non-recognised states (Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh).

Other activities in the school:

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Edgbaston Campus
The next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 03 December 2014. You can now book your place. The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the open day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.

Recent events:


06-08 June - Annual CREES Conference, Cumberland Lodge

08 May – Joint Birmingham-Foreign and Commonwealth Office seminar on the Balance of Competences Review focusing on EU Enlargement

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

26 March – From Revolution to Annexation? Ukraine, Russia and the West

07 March – The Production of Migrants in Contemporary Capitalism 

12 February – Bribes that are Gifts? Theorising Informality from the Ground Up in Russia

04 February – Protest, Participation and the Patterns of Party Politics in Post-Communist Europe (joint event with ULB in Brussels)

30 January – Red Nations: the Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR

29 January – In a Cross-Fire of Integration: Russia, Europe and Political Crisis in Ukraine