Events in the School of Government and Society

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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.

Forthcoming events

The Greek Elections: Results and Implications

The Greek Elections: Results and Implications

Date
Tuesday 3rd - Wednesday 25th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower 121
Description
Speaker: George Kyris and Sotirios Zartaloudis (POLSIS).
What did you do in 1989, Daddy? How Russia and the West got from then to where we are now

What did you do in 1989, Daddy? How Russia and the West got from then to where we are now

Date
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 7
Description
Sir Rodric Braithwaite will examine the role that the events of 1989 played in shaping Russia's place in the world today.
From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

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

Date
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower 429
Description
Speaker: Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar.
Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015

Sociology Society Careers Conference 2015

Date
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Location:
Michael Tippet Room, Staff House
Description
The Soc Soc Careers Conference is your chance to start thinking about your career post-graduation. Join us for the opportunity to speak to graduates from diverse fields of work to ask questions, network and enjoy plenty of free food!
Governance beyond government: Transnational private regulation and the garments trade

Governance beyond government: Transnational private regulation and the garments trade

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 112
Description
Speaker: Dr. Donald Curtis International Development Department

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 Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Current Discourses and Future Perspectives

Date
Tuesday 17th February 2015
Location:
King's College London, War Studies Seminar Room
Trouble in the Neighbourhood? The future of the EU's Eastern Partnership Birmingham Seminar

Trouble in the Neighbourhood? The future of the EU's Eastern Partnership Birmingham Seminar

Date
Tuesday 17th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 121, University of Birmingham
Description
This Birmingham seminar for the Trouble in the Neighbourhood? The future of the EU's Eastern Partnership project, in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK and the University of Birmingham, will take stock of recent developments in the EU's relationship with the countries in its eastern neighbourhood: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine.
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).
Rhetoric and the Performance of Leadership in British Politics

Rhetoric and the Performance of Leadership in British Politics

Date
Wednesday 25th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower 121
Description
Speaker: Alan Finlayson (UEA)
Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

Date
Thursday 26th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 112
Description
Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.

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