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.

Calling for Expression of Interest - Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellowships

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Expressions of interest sought for potential Marie Curie European Fellowship in the governance of renewable natural resources in developing countries, working with Dr Fiona Nunan. Deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 27 April 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 8th March 2017

POLSIS academic disseminates research to a wider audience

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Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis' article at the LSE's blog EUROPP on the Greek and Portuguese responses to the Eurozone crisis became one of the most popular posts ever to feature on the blog with more than 15,000 views.
Date:
Tuesday 7th March 2017

POLSIS Academic Wins International Studies Association Award

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Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas wins prestigious ISA award for his research on the politics of migration in the Middle East.
Date:
Tuesday 7th March 2017

POLSIS presence strong at 2017 ISA Annual Meeting

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A strong showing of POLSIS researchers at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.
Date:
Tuesday 7th March 2017

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

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Professor David Cutts presented research based on his forthcoming book-length study of the Liberal Democrats to the POLSIS departmental seminar.
Date:
Monday 6th March 2017

The Welfare State in the Post(?)-Crisis Landscape

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This fourth of the six ESRC seminars on the post-crisis landscape turned to a focus on the welfare state.
Date:
Monday 6th March 2017

POLSIS MA Study tour visit Brussels, January 2017

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Every year all MA students based within POLSIS have the opportunity to take part in an study trip to Brussels. The group, led by Lorenzo Cladi, Nino Kemoklidze and Chiara Morbi, visited the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO and the Council of the European Union.
Date:
Wednesday 1st March 2017

POLSIS students visit the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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As exchange students at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, one of our modules; Political Economy of the Middle East; included a "pressure cooker". A pressure cooker is an intense two and a half day assessment, where the class is split into groups and has to develop a 'policy solution' for a 'client'. For our pressure cooker, we had to develop foreign policy advice for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a current issue in the Middle East.
Date:
Wednesday 1st March 2017

Podcast: Can Organisations Be Trustworthy?

Podcast: Can Organisations Be Trustworthy?
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Speaker: Professor Katherine Hawley (University of St Andrews), Chair: Dr Jonathan Parry.
Date:
Wednesday 1st March 2017

Conference Report: Drones, remote weapons and other robots

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ICCS Research Fellow Dr Chris Wyatt recently attended a conference at Ditchley Park which considered the commercial, legal and ethical challenges and implications of current trends in the drone industry, and how the risks can be mitigated.
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Alumnus with 20 years of Experience of Political Campaigning talks to POLSIS Students

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Birmingham graduate with extensive experience of political campaigning for the Liberal Democrats shares his insights into running campaigns with undergraduate students.
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Thies Kaetow - UK Security Expo 2016, London

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The two-day Global Counter Terrorism Conference featured representatives of the UN, Dr. Jehangir Khan, Director of the CTITF and UNCCT and NATO, Dr. Jamie Shae, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, addressing the respective organisations' role in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

What is an elected mayor and why vote for one?

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Written by Professor Catherine Staite, Professor of Public Management. "The more people who turn out to vote for the mayor, the more able he or she will be to exercise their soft power in the region and to demand more powers from central government."
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

University of Birmingham International Model United Nations conference 2017 (UBIMUN)

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School Enhancement Fund supports The University of Birmingham International Model United Nations conference 2017 (UBIMUN).
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

IDD is delighted to welcome new staff!

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IDD is delighted to welcome six new staff members: Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor David Hudson, Dr Niheer Dasandi, Dr Mary Menton, Dr Susan Dodsworth.and Dr Rosita Armytage.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New research awards

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IDD has secured four new research awards since the end of 2016 in natural resource governance, corruption, census politics and democracy.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New British Academy role

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IDD is delighted to announce that Professor Jackson has been appointed Programme Director for 18 months, to oversee the commissioning and work of social science research that contributes towards achieving the SDGs.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New books from IDD staff

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We're pleased to note that two edited books are published by Routledge in February/March by IDD staff: Making Climate Compatible Development Happen by Fiona Nunan (ed.) and Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development Nick Lemay-H├ębert and Rosa Freedman (eds.).
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

It's not wrong for Donald Trump to trust Vladimir Putin

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ICCS Research Fellow Dr Eszter Simon writes in The Conversation about the role of trust and the Moscow-Washington hotline in current US-Russian relations.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

POLSIS Staff Help Royal Shakespeare Company with a briefing on democracy and participation

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POLSIS Academics were invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company to discuss with theatre makers about democracy and participation.
Date:
Tuesday 21st February 2017
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