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

Scrutiny in Challenging Times

Date
Friday 27th May 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.

"The Prince" Among Men: Bismarck, the Psychology of Realism, and International Relations

Date
Friday 27th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 420
Description
Speaker: Professor Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California)

Hay Festival - Law in the Time of Cholera

Date
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Location:
Oxfam Moot
Description
Law in the Time of Cholera: Resolving the Dispute between Haiti and the United Nations - University of Birmingham Series. UN peacekeepers are bound, at the very least, to do no harm. But what happens when the peacekeepers bring untold suffering to those they are sent to protect? In 2010 a contingent of Nepalese peacekeepers brought cholera into Haiti, a country where the disease had not existed for more than 100 years. More than 800,000 people have been infected and more than 9,000 have died. Yet no remedies have been made available to the victims, and the UN has relied on legal immunity to resist any claims being brought to court. Freedman and Lemay-Hebert are Senior Lecturers at Birmingham University's Law School and International Development Department.

Is the UK more secure inside or outside the European Union?

Date
Thursday 2nd June 2016
Location:
G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham is hosting an event on 2nd June to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23rd June could impact on UK and international security.

ESRC seminar - The Welfare State in the Post(?)-Crisis Landscape

Date
Friday 3rd June 2016
Location:
Kings College London
Description
This workshop will explore the extent to which a basic function that hitherto has been assigned to the welfare state – the function of social reproduction – can serve as an analytical site to explore the interconnections between these seemingly complex, intersecting and multiple dimensions of European crisis.
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 6th June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 417
Description
Speaker: Clive Jones, Durham University.

Ontological Security: Theoretical Advances and Asian Cases

Date
Thursday 16th June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417

Ontological Security: A Holistic Framework for Analysis

Date
Monday 20th June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 415
Description
Speaker: Professor Catarina Kinnvall (Lund University), Chair: Dr Tereza Capelos (University of Birmingham).

'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

Date
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Magnus Brechtken. Discussant: Prof. Maiken Umbach (University of Nottingham).
Undergraduate Open Day - 24 June 2016

Undergraduate Open Day - 24 June 2016

Date
Friday 24th June 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.
Undergraduate Open Day - 25 June 2016

Undergraduate Open Day - 25 June 2016

Date
Saturday 25th June 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

Chairing Scrutiny: A Workshop for Councillors who Chair Scrutiny Committees or Panels or may do so in the future

Date
Friday 1st July 2016
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
This is a workshop for those who chair scrutiny committees or panels, or others who might chair them in the future, Vice-Chairs and officers who support scrutiny chairs are also welcome.

ESRC seminar - Democratic responses and political pressures for change

Date
Thursday 14th - Friday 15th July 2016
Location:
Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Description
This seminar focuses on patterns of contestation, protest, alternative forms of political participation, and how each of these have had an impact upon contemporary policymaking in political economy. This includes welfare policy, financial regulation, monetary policy, macroeconomic policy, and the austerity agenda.
Undergraduate Open Day - 10 September 2016

Undergraduate Open Day - 10 September 2016

Date
Saturday 10th September 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.
Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Date
Monday 26th September 2016
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
26-28 September - 31 Oct, 01 Nov 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.
Undergraduate Open Day - 15 October 2016

Undergraduate Open Day - 15 October 2016

Date
Saturday 15th October 2016
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

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