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IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Development Strategies and Theories - A Perspective from Tanzania
Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Coulson, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 12th February 2014

Student Report: Paula Stoleru, Internship at the Birmingham City Council (2013)

Student Report: Paula Stoleru, Internship at the Birmingham City Council (2013)
Description
I feel that any career in the public sector requires an understanding of the complexities hidden within every society. When I started the internship at the Birmingham City Council I realised I knew nothing about what makes Birmingham so unique although it had been two years since I first moved to this city.
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Sajidah Ali, Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course (2013)

Student Report: Sajidah Ali, Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course (2013)
Description
Over the summer, I undertook a three week Level 1 Ibn Jabal Arabic course, with the financial help of POLSIS. In a nutshell, the course redefined for me the meaning of the word intense.
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Anna Goodman, The Civitatis International Global Thinking Summer School (2013)

Student Report: Anna Goodman, The Civitatis International Global Thinking Summer School (2013)
Description
This summer I was accepted on to a five day programme with the global policy think tank- Civitatis. The Global Thinking Summer School was aimed at future leaders, and was design to help prepare and equip us for a career in policy and politics. There were no more than 10 students per summer school and it was based in the centre of the City of London with one day on the 37th floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf (incredible views).
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Student Report: Charlie Winch, internship at the Westminster based think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (2013)

Student Report: Charlie Winch, internship at the Westminster based think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (2013)
Description
The IEA is the UK's original free-market thinktank and its mission statement is "to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems". Andrew Marr credited the institute with being "...undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history".
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014

Amy Binstead, BA Education and Sociology (1st year)

Amy Binstead, BA Education and Sociology (1st year)
Description
Current student Amy Binstead talks about her experience on the BA (Hons) Education and Sociology undergraduate course in the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Deliberative leadership

POLSIS seminar series podcast: Deliberative leadership
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speaker: John Parkinson (Warwick) Discussant: Andrew Knops.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014

Full fee bursaries available for postgraduate study in POLSIS 2014-15

Full fee bursaries available for postgraduate study in POLSIS 2014-15
Description
For the Academic year 2014-15, POLSIS is pleased to offer a range of full and partial bursaries for both domestic/EU and non-EU students. Bursaries are competitive and awarded on the basis of academic merit and the potential to achieve academic excellence.
Date:
Thursday 30th January 2014

POLSIS seminar series podcast: In a Cross-Fire of Integration: Russia, Europe and Political Crisis in Ukraine

POLSIS seminar series podcast: In a Cross-Fire of Integration: Russia, Europe and Political Crisis in Ukraine
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speakers: Sarah Whitmore (Oxford Brookes), Rilka Dragneva-Lewers (Birmingham Law School), Kataryna Wolczuk (CREES/POLSIS).
Date:
Thursday 30th January 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Spread of the Birmingham Mafia: The Development of In-Country Programmes

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Spread of the Birmingham Mafia: The Development of In-Country Programmes
Description
Speaker: Professor Ken Davey OBE, Emeritus Professor, International Development Department, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 27th January 2014
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