Events in the School of Government and Society

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 18 March 2015POLSIS Seminar Series 2014/15IDD Guest Seminar Series 2014/15

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Forthcoming events

The role of the UK in Europe

The role of the UK in Europe

Date
Friday 27th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
The Lunar Society is pleased to invite you to our latest event; The role of the UK in Europe. Join us to discuss Parliament's role in the European Union and how ministers are involved in deciding EU legislation. Dr Tim Haughton, Reader in European Politics at the University of Birmingham, will discuss and debate current issues in Europe. He will be joined by Member of the European Parliament Sion Simon MEP, giving his comment on the UK's role in the EU and what a UK "in or out" referendum would mean.
Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
03, 04 and 05 March and 23, 24 April 2014. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.
Ukraine and the Death of Europe

Ukraine and the Death of Europe

Date
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 416, University of Birmingham
Description
Professor Richard Sakwa will talk about the role that the conflict in Ukraine will have upon the development of European security.
DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

Date
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
Succeeding to failure: Hybrid organizations and institutional complexity

Succeeding to failure: Hybrid organizations and institutional complexity

Date
Thursday 5th March 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 112
Description
Speaker: Professor Royston Greenwood, University of Alberta
The rise of populism in Europe

The rise of populism in Europe

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower 121
Description
Speakers: Daniele Albertazzi (Modern Languages) and Peter Kerr (POLSIS).
Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 18 March 2015

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 18 March 2015

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
The next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 18 March 2015. 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.
Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
Towards integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in forests and agriculture in Indonesia

Towards integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in forests and agriculture in Indonesia

Date
Thursday 19th March 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 112
Description
Speaker: Dr Monica Di Gregorio, University of Leeds
IRSPM Conference 2015

IRSPM Conference 2015

Date
Monday 30th March - Wednesday 1st April 2015
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Public management faces a 'perfect storm' of challenges ranging from growing expectations and demand, demographic change and financial constraint. Whilst some have sought to look for stability in weathering the storm, others have argued for more radical alternatives.
The British General Election: Perspectives and Prospects

The British General Election: Perspectives and Prospects

Date
Wednesday 29th April 2015
Location:
Arts Building - Lecture Room 1
Description
Speakers: Nicholas Allen (Royal Holloway, London), John Bartle (Essex), Peter Kerr (POLSIS). Chair: Tim Haughton.
50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

Date
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower G15
Description
IGS Symposium. Speakers: Lorena De Vita (Aberystwyth University); Harald Kindermann (former FRG Ambassador to Israel); Shimon Stein (former Israeli Ambassador to the FRG); Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham)
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Friday 26th June 2015
Description
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.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 27th June 2015
Description
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.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 12th September 2015
Description
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.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
Saturday 17th October 2015
Description
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.

Events across the School of Government and Society:

Departmental events:

International Development Department (IDD)

Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)

Executive Development programmes

Executive Development 2014

Lectures and talks:

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