Lectures and talks

students at eventThe departments in the School of Government and Society hosts a number of seminars throughout the academic year term which focuses on a range of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone.

Forthcoming lectures and talks

Brexit: the Referendum and its Consequences

Brexit: the Referendum and its Consequences

Date
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Location:
Arts Main Lecture Theatre
Description
Speakers: Tony Barber (Financial Times); Catherine de Vries (Oxford University); Nathaniel Copsey (Foreign and Commonwealth Office); Nicole Scicluna (POLSIS). Chair: Tim Haughton (POLSIS).

Personality and International Politics: Insights from Existing Research and Directions for the Future

Date
Monday 17th October 2016
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Professor Juliet Kaarbo (University of Edinburgh). Chair: Dr Eszter Simon.

Set-Theoretic Thinking in the Social Sciences – Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in a Nutshell

Date
Monday 31st October 2016
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Markus Siewert (Goethe University Frankfurt), Chair: Eszter Simon

Berlin ist mein Paris

Date
Wednesday 9th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
Speaker: Carmen-Francesca Banciu. IGS Reading – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside.

History Strand

Date
Thursday 24th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
Speakers: Professor Gerhard Hirschfeld (University of Stuttgart), Dennis Grinat (transnational CENDARI research project, University of Stuttgart). IGS Project Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside.

Border Crossings in Modern Languages: Research, Teaching and Practice

Date
Wednesday 30th November 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
Speakers: Professor Heinz Antor (University of Köln), Professor Michael Gratzke (University of Hull), Dr Sara Jones (UoB). Discussants: Professor Andrew Ginger (UoB, tbc), Dr Ruth Whittle (UoB)

Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation 2017

Date
Monday 27th - Friday 31st March 2017
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.

 

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