Events in the School of Government and Society

IDD Guest Seminar Series 2014/15POLSIS Seminar Series 2014/15Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

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Forthcoming events

The Dark Side of EU-rope: Imperium Europaeum?

The Dark Side of EU-rope: Imperium Europaeum?

Date
Monday 1st December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 714/5
Description
Speakers: David Engels (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Hauke Brunkhorst (University of Flensburg). Chair: Julian Pänke (IGS).
Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Date
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
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.
Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Date
Thursday 4th December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Nadia Molenaers, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.
Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Date
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 417
Description
Speaker: Randall Hansen (University of Toronto). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar
Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Date
Monday 15th December 2014
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar will highlight and contest contemporary political economy approaches to macroeconomic management, welfare, work, and democracy, in the light of the global economic crisis - thereby setting the scene for four subsequent seminars to explore each of these themes in more depth.
Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Description
Speaker: Maria Sobolewska (Manchester)
The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Sara Smart (University of Exeter). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
EU as an international security actor

EU as an international security actor

Date
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Description
Speaker: Adrian Hyde-Price (Gothenburg), Discussant: Derek Averre (POLSIS/CREES).
From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Description
Speaker: Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar.

Developmental Leadership Program Annual Conference 2015

Date
Thursday 12th February 2015
Location:
Bramall Music Building - Edgbaston Campus
Description
This year's DLP conference will bring together the latest and best thinking on the politics of inequality. Conference papers will address how politics actively creates, maintains, or challenges inequalities – as well as ask which inequalities and why. Who are the relevant actors and the social structures? How do power, norms, and ideas serve to sustain inequalities, or can work to reduce them? What is the role of leadership in both perpetuating and alleviating inequalities? In short, the politics of inequalities and the inequalities of politics.
The Greenest Nation on Trial: German Environmentalism in Perspective

The Greenest Nation on Trial: German Environmentalism in Perspective

Date
Tuesday 24th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 417
Description
IGS Panel Discussion. Speakers: Axel Goodbody (University of Bath), Silke Mende (Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris), Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham).
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 28, 29 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.
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.
The rise of populism in Europe

The rise of populism in Europe

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Description
Speakers: Daniele Albertazzi (Modern Languages) and Peter Kerr (POLSIS).
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.
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.

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