News in the departments

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.

MSc alumna and ICCS Research Associate awarded competitive traineeship with the European Commission

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Ellen Moser, a recent graduate from the MSc Global Cooperation and Security, and current Research Associate with the ICCS, has been selected for a prestigious traineeship with the European Commission.
Date:
Monday 21st August 2017

POLSIS Academic Discusses Migration Diplomacy in Jordan

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Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas gave a public lecture on the international politics of Middle East migration in Amman, Jordan.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh

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I really enjoyed studying under the real leaders in my field. The course was assessed in a varied way, without too much emphasis on exams, which I believe allowed me to strengthen skills which would be more useful professionally.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson

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The course was all around excellent. I particularly enjoyed the five-day training programme, opportunity to complete a work placement, and the module diversity. The degree has helped me make a major career change. Following the degree, I am now pursuing a career that I am passionate about in national security.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Juweria Ali

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One of the really interesting things about this masters programme was that we were taught by internationally recognised academics, we also had experts and practitioners on the topics we were studying come in and actually lead our seminars; for instance, Jamie Shea (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Security Challenges) from NATO.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

POLSIS Academic Edits Annual Review of the European Union

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The latest JCMS Annual Review of the European Union co-edited by Tim Haughton of POLSIS for the past nine years has just been published.
Date:
Wednesday 16th August 2017

PhD student awarded scholarship for San Diego workshop

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Ana Alecsandru, a doctoral researcher with the ICCS, recently attended the 2017 'Public Policy and Nuclear Threats' workshop in San Diego.
Date:
Wednesday 9th August 2017

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks

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Between March and June 2017, the UK suffered four separate terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park which killed 36 people and injured over 200. The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham brought together a cross-college panel of experts to address issues of radicalization, security and foreign policy, policing and intelligence, and counter-terrorism legislation. The panel explored the possible motivations for the attacks, review counter-terrorism policy in view of the uncertain state of UK domestic politics, and discuss how to mitigate the likelihood of similar attacks in the future.
Date:
Wednesday 9th August 2017

POLSIS Staff Discussing War, Peace, Traumatised Societies, and Shakespeare at The Royal Shakespeare Company

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As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare's Rome series, Dr Christalla Yakinthou was invited to discuss the relevance of their current production, Antony and Cleopatra, to today's world (Friday 04 August 2017).
Date:
Tuesday 8th August 2017

Department Gets Two New Leverhulme Fellowships

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Two staff members at POLSIS have been awarded prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Why Trump and Putin's First Meeting Is Less Important than We Think

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ICCS Research Fellow Dr Eszter Simon discusses the recent meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Liberal Arts Internship

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The ICCS is pleased to welcome Ayesha Hashim, who joins us for a 5 week internship organised and funded by Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences.
Date:
Thursday 20th July 2017

The future of UK and EU security cooperation

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Prof Nicholas J Wheeler, Director of the ICCS, is interviewed about the impact of Brexit on the UK's relationship with the EU regarding issues of defence and security policy.
Date:
Thursday 20th July 2017

Joan McGregor awarded Honorary Doctorate

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The ICCS is delighted that our friend and colleague Joan McGregor was conferred as a Doctor of the University at the graduation ceremony in July.
Date:
Wednesday 19th July 2017

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

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Written by Charlotte Galpin, Lecturer in German and European Politics, Verena Brändle, PhD student in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and Hans-Jörg Trenz is Professor for Modern European Studies in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and ARENA, University of Oslo.
Date:
Friday 14th July 2017

ICCS welcomes new research volunteers

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Four students have joined the ICCS as part of its voluntary work placement scheme, which takes place over 10 weeks during the summer.
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017

ICCS Research Fellow interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland

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Dr Eszter Simon, Research Fellow in International Relations and Psychology at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, was interviewed on 'Good Morning Scotland' on 8 July 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

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Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
Date:
Tuesday 11th July 2017

If you think David Davis has U-turned on ID cards, think again

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Written by Dr Charlotte Galpin, University of Birmingham. Government plans to introduce official documents for EU citizens to prove their right to live in the UK have some people surprised.
Date:
Tuesday 11th July 2017

Students and staff win awards at the University Graduate School Awards 2017

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Doctoral research students in IDD and POLSIS win awards at the recent University Graduate School Awards while Dr Adam Quinn wins the award for Excellence in Doctoral Research Supervision, College of Social Sciences.
Date:
Tuesday 11th July 2017
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