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Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

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Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
Date:
20 October 2014

Event: Varieties of religious superdiversity

Description
All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
Date:
20 October 2014

Care, work, sleep, repeat

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Head of the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, estimates that there are a quarter of a million of young adult carers, and says more needs to be done in schools, universities and across government to recognise the growing needs of this invisible army. Saul recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat', which aired on Friday 10 October.
Date:
13 October 2014

Is the call for a tougher UK response to extremists unreasonable?

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The School of Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen, participated in a live debate for 'Voice of Russia' on the new counter-extremism powers proposed by Theresa May at the Tory party conference. Under these new proposals preachers of hate will be banned from public speaking or spreading their propoganda on social media, under sweeping new powers.
Date:
13 October 2014

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat

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"Something big is happening here". Those were the words of Nigel Farage following the news that Douglas Carswell had become UKIP's first member of parliament in the Clacton by-election.
Date:
13 October 2014

IRiS event: Education, ethnicity and gender: Biographies of Roma and Sinti women in Germany

Description
All are welcome at this presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.
Date:
09 October 2014
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IASS Events

Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour and Incongruous Encounters with Difference

Date
23 October 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar from Amanda Wise from the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University in Australia on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour & Incongruous Encounters with Difference'.

Religion and the City: conversations about Birmingham's religious diversity

Date
03 (00:00) - 07 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of this year's ESRC Festival of Social Science, social scientists from the University of Birmingham will be going out across the city to engage members of the public in 'conversations' about religion and what impact is has on the city.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences

Creating superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Date
13 November 2014 (13:30-15:00)
Location:
7th Floor, Muirhead Tower (R21), Room 714/5
Description
This workshop reflects upon the experiences of a Belgian academic working over a long period with social workers in Belgium and explores the nature of collaboration and commitment and issues around the development of relationships, networks and strategies given the different institutional frameworks from which the different parties come.
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