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.

Blog: What should Local Gov be doing next digitally?

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Written by Sarah Lay, co-founder of LocalGov Digital.
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Monday 21st March 2016

European Studies Research Group organises panel on 'Brexit'

European Studies Research Group organises panel on 'Brexit'
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On Wednesday 16 March 2016, the European Studies Research Group of the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming referendum on UK's membership of the EU and its impact on the country's foreign policy. The event, which attracted a large number of students and members of staff, was chaired by the co-convenors of the European Studies Research Group, Dr George Kyris and Dr Julian Pänke.
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Monday 21st March 2016

Blog: 2015 Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation

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Ellie Chowns and Tom Hewitt have been awarded the 2015 Teaching Academy Award in Educational Innovation Enhancement and Innovation in the category of Educational Innovation for their work in Masters-level teaching.
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Thursday 17th March 2016

POLSIS Staff member takes part in Policy Roundtable

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George Kyris was invited to a closed panel discussion with Amanda Sloat, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London.
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Thursday 17th March 2016

ICCS PhD student Joshua Baker awarded Stanton Fellowship in International Security

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ICCS PhD student Joshua Baker will be a Stanton Fellow in International Security at the Centre for International Relations, Fundação Getulio Vargas, during the summer term.
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Wednesday 16th March 2016

Total Leadership: the development programme for high performers

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This year sees the launch of an entirely new leadership programme, devised by Solace and Inlogov. Total Leadership combines a state-of-the-art digital learning platform (where you'll have exclusive access to key research, evidence and cutting-edge thinking) with residential modules that will build on your individual learning, offering space to learn from experienced practitioners and creating a transformative shift in your leadership capacity.
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Wednesday 16th March 2016

Can Psychology help solve long-running conflicts?

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Dr Nicholas Wright of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security spoke to BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme on Sunday 08 November 2015 on how psychology can be applied to international conflicts.
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Wednesday 16th March 2016

Training programme trailer 2016

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Watch the trailer for this years training programme on Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation. Registrations close on 31 March 2016.
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Tuesday 15th March 2016

Unregulated drones are accidents – and worse – waiting to happen

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Professor David H. Dunn recently published an opinion piece in The Guardian on the dangers of unregulated drones.
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Tuesday 15th March 2016

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International
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Attempts by the UN to broker agreement on a Libyan government of national unity are discussed in a new RFI podcast featuring Alina Rocha Menocal.
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Tuesday 15th March 2016

Blog: Time for an end to parent/child relationship with central government and sibling rivalry between local authorities

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Written by Catherine Staite, Director of INLOGOV.
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Monday 14th March 2016

Five full-fee scholarships for distance learning

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Five full-fee scholarships for the MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) by distance learning
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Monday 14th March 2016

ICCS at the International Studies Association Annual Convention

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security has a strong representation at the International Studies Association annual convention, which runs from 16-19 March in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Friday 11th March 2016

What the Flint water scandal says about US politics in 2016

What the Flint water scandal says about US politics in 2016
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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. A lead poisoning crisis caused by corroded pipes has made Flint, Michigan a symbol of American inequality.
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Wednesday 9th March 2016

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again
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Written by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert and Rosa Freedman. Haiti has long been described a perennial 'failed state,' a 'basket case' of the Western Hemisphere, where all good development initiatives 'go to die.' Obviously, this semantic severely underplays the international factors in the Haitian failed statebuilding process; but this is to a certain extent beyond the point here.
Date:
Wednesday 9th March 2016

Blog: Local Government Studies – virtual special issue on budgeting

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Written by Alison Gardner & Vivien Lowndes.
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Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Blog: Combined Authorities and Del Boy Devolution

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Written by Chris Game, a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
Date:
Monday 29th February 2016

Blog: What Is Going on in Ukraine Now?

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Lance Spencer Davies, a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, provides an update on recent developments in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Date:
Monday 29th February 2016

Explainer: what's at stake in Iran's parliamentary elections

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Two of Iran's more moderate political factions have joined together to make sure they're not shut out of parliament.
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Friday 26th February 2016
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