Events in the School of Government and Society

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the school and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

Departmental events:

Forthcoming events

Combined Authorities

Date
Thursday 5th November 2015 - Thursday 25th February 2016
Location:
The Nicolson Building, Winterbourne House
Description
A programme of events for political, academic and public management leaders: shared thinking space to co-design the future.

Social forces in the making of Ukraine's crises

Date
Wednesday 10th February 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower 122
Description
Speaker: Yuliya Yurchenko lectures at the Department of International Business and Economics (Greenwich University). She researches problems of capital versus society at PSIRU with focus on privatisation and transnationalisation processes.
Counting 'gender' in peacebuilding: Gender knowledge, data gaps and indicators

Counting 'gender' in peacebuilding: Gender knowledge, data gaps and indicators

Date
Thursday 11th February 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Laura McLeod, University of Manchester
Drones as Air Proscription?  The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Date
Monday 22nd February 2016
Description
Speaker: Clive Jones, Durham University.
Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Date
Wednesday 24th February - Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Elizabeth Andersen (University of Newcastle)
Gender, peace-building and the politics of space

Gender, peace-building and the politics of space

Date
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Location:
Room 112 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Dr Laura J. Shepherd. Discussant: Dr Emma Foster
Unpacking the presidential toolbox: coalitional presidentialism from a cross-regional perspective

Unpacking the presidential toolbox: coalitional presidentialism from a cross-regional perspective

Date
Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor Paul Chaisty, Oxford University. Discussant: Dr Richard Connolly.
Playing by the Rules: Obama, Syria, and Chemical Weapons

Playing by the Rules: Obama, Syria, and Chemical Weapons

Date
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Description
Speaker: Dr Michelle Bentley is Lecturer in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Monday 7th March 2016
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
07-09 March 2016, 18, 19 April 2016. 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.
"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

Date
Wednesday 9th March - Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Emily Oliver (King's College, London)
The Eurozone crisis and Greek foreign policy

The Eurozone crisis and Greek foreign policy

Date
Wednesday 9th March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor James Pettifer. Discussant: Dr George Kyris.
Democracy in Crisis? Pressures from above, below and within

Democracy in Crisis? Pressures from above, below and within

Date
Wednesday 16th March 2016
Location:
Muirhead Room 113
Description
Speaker: Professor Yannis Papadopoulos. Discussant: Dr Nicole Scicluna.

Scrutiny in Challenging Times

Date
Friday 18th March 2016
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
This event will be a great benefit to officers who support the scrutiny function either solely or in part. It may also interest elected Members involved in overview and scrutiny.

Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation 2016

Date
Monday 11th - Friday 15th April 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
A 5-day professional training programme on the role of mediation in managing and transforming political conflicts. The programme will explore how people develop trust and empathy with theit adversaries,and how this can transform conflicts at local, regional, or state levels.
The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

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

Date
Thursday 5th May 2016
Description
On 05 May 2016, the Institute for German Studies (IGS) will hold a one-day conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its official opening by the then German Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel. The conference will be attended by some 50 IGS alumni, many of whom have gone on to become leading scholars in their respective fields, and will include panels on 'German History and Culture', 'German Politics', and 'Germany in the World'.
'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

Date
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Description
Dr. Magnus Brechtken (Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich)

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