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

The Overlooked Connection: Trusting Behaviours and Leader-Follower Relationships

Date
Monday 23rd January 2017
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Dr Julie Wilson explores trusting behaviours in the field of trust literature
Radical right-wing populist parties in Europe: Into the mainstream?

Radical right-wing populist parties in Europe: Into the mainstream?

Date
Wednesday 25th January 2017
Location:
121 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Dr Sarah de Lange (University of Amsterdam); discussant: Dr Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS)

From Europe's troubled periphery to security provider: Albanian Foreign Policy in regional and European context

Date
Thursday 26th January 2017
Location:
Muirhead Lecture Theatre G15
Description
Learn about the challenges facing Albanian foreign and security policy from Deputy Foreign Minister of Albania and former University of Birmingham PhD student Odeta Barbullushi.

The Disappearance of the Battlefield in the Age of Global Targeting

Date
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
Speaker: Dr. Antoine Bousquet (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Birkbeck College, London).
Reconsidering 'Resource Wars': The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

Reconsidering 'Resource Wars': The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

Date
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Zoe Marks, University of Edinburgh.
Aid and Development: National Interest or Common Interest?

Aid and Development: National Interest or Common Interest?

Date
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Professor Myles Wickstead King's College London / University of Exeter.
Local Leadership and Favouritism in the Enforcement of Norms

Local Leadership and Favouritism in the Enforcement of Norms

Date
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Sebastian Prediger, German Institute of Global and Area Studies
From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

Date
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Ellie Gore, University of Birmingham. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.
The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

Date
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dan Paget, University of Oxford. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.
Women's Political Participation and Leadership

Women's Political Participation and Leadership

Date
Thursday 16th March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Roshika Deo, UCL Postgraduate Student / Fijian Political Activist.
Reproducing Remoteness? States, Internationals and the Co-Constitution of Aid 'Bunkerization' in the East African Periphery

Reproducing Remoteness? States, Internationals and the Co-Constitution of Aid 'Bunkerization' in the East African Periphery

Date
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.

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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