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The latest research news from around the School of Government and Society.

Sociology to host a BSA Regional Postgraduate Day on Power and Exclusion

Sociology to host a BSA Regional Postgraduate Day on Power and Exclusion
Description
We are pleased to announce that the British Sociological Association Regional Postgraduate Day on the theme of "Researching Social Inequality Across the Social Sciences: Contemporary Sociological Analyses of Power and Exclusion" will be held at Birmingham this Spring 2016.
Date:
Monday 1st February 2016

Birmingham Policy Commissioners give evidence to the Human Rights Committee Inquiry on 'the UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing'

Birmingham Policy Commissioners give evidence to the Human Rights Committee Inquiry on 'the UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing'
Description
On 09 December, Birmingham Policy Commission Chair, Sir David Omand and Commissioner Jennifer Gibson, were asked to give evidence at the first session of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee inquiry on 'the UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing'.
Date:
Thursday 28th January 2016

Birmingham academic speaks to the world media on Mother Teresa's forthcoming canonization

Birmingham academic speaks to the world media on Mother Teresa's forthcoming canonization
Description
Following the announcement that Mother Teresa will be canonized during the Vatican's Year of Mercy, Dr Gëzim Alpion, who is considered by critics "the most authoritative English-language author" on the Albanian-born missionary, was interviewed by a number of international media outlets.
Date:
Wednesday 27th January 2016

IGS podcast: 25 Years of German Unification

IGS podcast: 25 Years of German Unification
Description
Speakers: Dr Tereza Novotna (Université Libre de Bruxelles): 'How Germany Unified and the EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation'. Professor Chloe Paver (University of Exeter): 'Emotions and Everyday Life in Museums of GDR History and Culture'. Chair: Dr Isabelle Hertner (IGS).
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

IGS podcast: 'Writing La Serenissima: Identity, Willpower and Performance in Rilke's Idea of Venice'

IGS podcast: 'Writing La Serenissima: Identity, Willpower and Performance in Rilke's Idea of Venice'
Description
Speaker: Professor Robert Vilain (University of Bristol).
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

IGS podcast: Whose War? Whose Memory? Teaching the First World War in International Perspective

IGS podcast: Whose War? Whose Memory? Teaching the First World War in International Perspective
Description
Speakers: Professor Eckhardt Fuchs (TU Braunschweig); Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter); Peter Glasgow (Peace Pledge Union).
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

Podcast: Nuclear strategy in the cyber age: new challenges for the ultimate weapon

Podcast: Nuclear strategy in the cyber age: new challenges for the ultimate weapon
Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Futter (Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester).
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

Podcast: What's Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It

Podcast: What's Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It
Description
Speaker: Professor Mark Webber (University of Birmingham).
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference
Description
The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security invited scholars and practitioners to reflect on the legacy of the meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev, exploring what went right, what went wrong, and assessing the prognosis for the future. The central focus of this event was to address the question of how trust was developed between the two leaders, why the relationship has broken down in the intervening years, and whether trust can be restored given the current state of US-Russia relations.
Date:
Friday 22nd January 2016

How Iran's hardliners still threaten the nuclear deal

How Iran's hardliners still threaten the nuclear deal
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. The sanctions are being lifted, the economy is opening up – and Tehran's conservatives are furious.
Date:
Monday 18th January 2016
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