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.

Two miracles and 19 years later: why Mother Teresa's journey to sainthood took so long

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Written by Gëzim Alpion. Called a saint in her lifetime, it has not been a straightforward process to canonise Mother Teresa.
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Thursday 1st September 2016

The Guardian view on UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record Editorial

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This article by The Guardian on the UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record makes reference to a recent article written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert for the Conversation.
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Thursday 1st September 2016

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem
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Written by Louis Monroy Santander. A spate of low-level terrorist incidents has the authorities arguing, instead of tackling the problem.
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Wednesday 31st August 2016

IDD Doctoral researcher wins Teaching Academy award

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The winners of the Teaching Academy awards for PGRs involved in teaching have been announced. These awards are for PGRs who have demonstrated excellence in their contribution to teaching or supporting student learning.
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Wednesday 31st August 2016

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

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham hosted an event on 02 June 2016 to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 could impact on UK and international security.
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Wednesday 31st August 2016

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes
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Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. Après des années de tergiversations, les Nations unies ont reconnu leur part de responsabilité dans le déclenchement de l'épidémie. Reste maintenant à assumer financièrement. This article was originally published in English.
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Thursday 25th August 2016

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated
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Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
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Monday 22nd August 2016

New book published by G&S Birmingham Fellow

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Giuditta Fontana, a Birmingham Fellow, who is a political scientist specialising in cultural institutions in post-conflict and fragile societies, has written a new book entitled entitled Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies.
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Thursday 18th August 2016

Workshop Report: Trust and Deception

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On 6th October 2015, the ICCS held a workshop on trust at the University of Birmingham to bring together experts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to discuss trust and deception in international politics
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Thursday 11th August 2016

New book published on US-Pakistan relations

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A new book, by Dr Talat Farooq, has recently been published which explains the American contribution to Pakistani security objectives during the presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001).
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Wednesday 10th August 2016

American obsession with 'al-Qaeda in Syria' is making the conflict there worse

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
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Wednesday 10th August 2016

ICCS contributes to a policy briefing on 'The governance of UAVs in defence and security'

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The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) has published a policy briefing on the impact of new technologies on the defence and security sectors, focusing on questions of governance, ethics and the law.
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Tuesday 9th August 2016

Laurence Cooley awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders funding

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Dr Laurence Cooley awarded ESRC funding for two year project on 'The contentious politics of the census in consociational democracies.'
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Thursday 4th August 2016

Governing Coastal and Marine Resources: Learning the Challenges of Multi-level Governance

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Written by Dr Fiona Nunan for the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) blog. Dr Fiona Nunan, from the School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, returns from the Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) workshops in Africa and gives her perspective on the two events.
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Thursday 28th July 2016

Trump promises America law and order, but he is a dire threat to both

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Anyone who still dismisses Donald Trump as a ludicrous amateur should now realise just how dangerous he is.
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Tuesday 26th July 2016

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
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Friday 22nd July 2016

New publications by ICCS Honorary Research Fellow Andrew Futter

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Dr Andrew Futter has recently published a new edited volume on The United Kingdom and the Future of Nuclear Weapons.
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Tuesday 19th July 2016

Democracy and the coup

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Written by Talat Farooq for The News International.
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Tuesday 19th July 2016

Beyond The Donald: four things to watch at the Republican Convention

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. After a year of trying to bring him down, the Republican Party will rally behind Donald Trump this week – sort of.
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Tuesday 19th July 2016
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