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Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

Description
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

Description
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?

Description
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

Description
"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

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar: 12 January 2015

Date
12 January 2015 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar: Monday 12 January 2015, 4.15 - 5.45 pm, Room 710, Muirhead Tower.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Poor wretched Outcast! I will weep for thee': Reflections upon funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation

Date
20 January 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by CHASM to reflect on funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Politics of the irregular situation

Date
20 January 2015 (12:30-14:30)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
How the experiences of undocumented migrant children and families compare in Malmo and Birmingham? Jacob Lind (currently visiting researcher at IRiS), Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange will present their project 'Undocumented children's rights claims', a multidisciplinary study project on agency and contradictions between different levels of regulation and practice that reveals undocumented children's human rights.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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