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

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.

Can Organisations Be Trustworthy?

Date
Monday 27th February 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Professor Katherine Hawley (University of St Andrews), Chair: Dr Jonathan Parry.

Workshop and reading with Japanese- German writer Yoko Tawada

Date
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
Writer in Residence at the University of Birmingham on 1 March, 2017.
From Electoral Despair to Where?: Has Brexit Given the Liberal Democrats a Lifeline?

From Electoral Despair to Where?: Has Brexit Given the Liberal Democrats a Lifeline?

Date
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Location:
121 Muirhead Tower
Description
Speaker: Professor David Cutts (POLSIS); Discusant: Karin Bottom (INLOGOV).
The End of Globalisation? Populism, protectionism and the neoliberal order

The End of Globalisation? Populism, protectionism and the neoliberal order

Date
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Location:
Strathcona LT1
Description
Speakers: Professor Helen Thompson (Cambridge); Professor Keith Pilbeam (City University); Professor John Fender (Economics); Dr Huw Macartney (POLSIS).
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.
Power Talk during Prime Minister's Questions: Organising adversarial talk in political interaction

Power Talk during Prime Minister's Questions: Organising adversarial talk in political interaction

Date
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Location:
ERI Building, G54
Description
Speaker: Elisabeth Reber, University of Würzburg
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.
Breaking The Marble Ceiling: My Experience As A Fijian Woman In Politics

Breaking The Marble Ceiling: My Experience As A Fijian Woman In Politics

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.

Writing Statehood into Existence: Explanatory IR, the War against ISIS, and Discourses on Kurdish National Self-determination

Date
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 420
Description
Speaker: Dr Hannes Cerny. Hosted by the Political Settlements Research Group.

 

Listen to our podcasts from previous events across the School.