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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

Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity

Date
02 July 2015 (09:00-18:30)
Location:
Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Description
IRiS and SAST Conference, 'Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity'.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Ya' Gotta' love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration

Date
02 July 2015 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
417 Muirhead Tower
Description
Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Steven Hobfoll, The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research

Public attitudes to wealth taxation

Date
22 July 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Public attitudes to wealth taxation', 7 July 2015, University of Birmingham.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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