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Tenant involvement could save millions says Minister, Stephen Williams

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Professor David Mullins joined over 100 leading figures from the tenants movement and social landlords in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons recently, to launch a major new report on the business benefits of social landlords' involving their tenants in decision making and service provision.
Date:
26 March 2015

New superdiverse entrepreneurs

Description
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Superdiverse Britain and new migrant enterprises'.
Date:
24 March 2015

Birmingham Brief: Child protection system does not need a political game of 'tough and tougher'

Description
Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, writes for the 'Birmingham Brief'.
Date:
12 March 2015

Superdiverse! The challenges of a new paradigm for research and practice

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Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to give keynote lecture at forthcoming conference in The Hague.
Date:
12 March 2015

Voices of Birmingham Bullring markets

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A new video has been released by the TLANG research team, entitled 'Voices of Birmingham Bullring Markets'.
Date:
11 March 2015

Is social harm preventable?

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In a new book 'Harmful Societies: Understanding social harm', Simon Pemberton, an expert on social harm, compares rates of social harms across 31 OECD countries.
Date:
11 March 2015
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IASS Events

Does Party ideology matter after all? A mixed methods approach to studying Welfare State change under Left and Right Government leadership

Date
03 June 2015 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 710
Description
Doctor Stefan Kühner from the University of York is the speaker at this seminar, aimed at postgraduate students and academics.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

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
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