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Latest news

Asylum crisis? What crisis?

Description
With the monthly asylum application figures published today and these demonstrating a 527 reduction in the number of asylum seekers making their claims on British soil from 2751 in January 2015 and from 2370 the equivalent period last year, I find myself wondering why have the numbers decreased?
Date:
30 April 2015

You talk, they listen: Immigration

Description
Jenny Phillimore and Chris Allen, academics from the School of Social Policy, will be taking part in a 'Guardian Live' event at the Business School on Monday 27 April.
Date:
23 April 2015

EU weighs up the cost of saving lives in the Mediterranean

Description
Over 1600 migrants have died since the end of Italy's search and rescue operation 'Mare Nostrum' in October 2014, and the EU struggles to find a common strategy to address boat migration in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22 April 2015

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores

Description
IRiS academic, Dr Nando Sigona, writes for 'The Conversation' on the unfolding tragedy in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22 April 2015

CHASM intern wins CISI award

Description
CHASM intern from the School of Social Policy is one of the 2015 winners of CISI Educational Trust Awards.
Date:
21 April 2015

Blog: Translating the multi-lingual City book review

Description
TLANG Blog from Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds.
Date:
21 April 2015
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IASS Events

IRiS Roundtable series - Opportunity or challenge for addressing inequality?

Date
04 June 2015 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
7th Floor, Muirhead Tower (R21), Room 714/5
Description
In the second IRiS Key Concepts roundtable, we have invited internationally renowned academics with long-standing expertise and interests in inequality to consider a range of questions.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Group: Network lunch and ideas forum

Date
09 June 2015 (12:00-15:30)
Location:
58 Edgbaston Park Road, Nicholson Building, Winterbourne House
Description
Housing and Communities Research Group, Network lunch and ideas forum.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'From Nigeria and the Bahamas but...currently living in Belgium: The superdiversification of Global English'

Date
18 June 2015 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Room 420 Muirhead Tower
Description
This event is part of a short series of seminars which explores the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Hidden Assumptions and Broken Promises? - Decoding Housing Policy Discourse

Date
22 June 2015 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
This Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar features Dr Louise Crabtree from the University of Western Australia as guest speaker. She will be reflecting on five years of research and development with the emergent community land trust (CLT) sector in Australia to explain the approach, tasks and outcomes of a research program that consciously sought to simultaneously address academic and activist objectives.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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