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Is social harm preventable?

Description
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

Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Annual Public Lecture

Description
Social Policy's Chris Allen recently gave the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Annual Public Lecture in Cardiff.
Date:
09 March 2015

How breaking up RBS would help re-balance the UK economy

Description
Lindsey Appleyard, Research Fellow for the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), writes for 'The Conversation'.
Date:
09 March 2015

IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?

Description
IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?
Date:
02 March 2015

Superdiversity Birmingham Fellowships available at IRiS

Description
IRiS invite applications to the newly launched Birmingham Fellowships programme from individuals interested in undertaking conceptual work around the notion of superdiversity.
Date:
02 March 2015

Our Bigger Story: a multi-media evaluation of Big Local

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham with Mandy Wilson, Creative Media and Paul Morgans (independent film maker) has won the contract to be a part of the evaluation Big Local.
Date:
25 February 2015
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IASS Events

Researching community land trusts in Australia: balancing academia and activism

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

From multilingualism to superdiversity in corpus linguistics: implications for research

Date
30 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

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' - Call for Papers.
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:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
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
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