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Birmingham has most to lose in Gove-May extremism row

Description
Allegations of an "Islamist" plot to infiltrate and take over schools in Birmingham at the centre of Operation Trojan Horse are looking increasingly thin. But they have caused a very public row between education secretary Michael Gove and home secretary Theresa May over how to deal with extremism in schools, Dr Chris Allen writes in today's 'Conversation'.
Date:
05 June 2014

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as "takeover" bids by "hardline Muslims". IASS's Chris Allen comments on 'Operation Trojan Horse'.
Date:
03 June 2014

IRiS research video: Dr Ricky Joseph

Description
In the latest addition to the IRiS research videos, Dr Ricky Joseph talks about the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) and how this research fits in with the work on the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
Date:
02 June 2014

Evidencing superdiversity in the census and beyond

Description
A new article by IRiS academic Professor Martin Stringer, entitled 'Evidencing superdiversity in the census and beyond' has been published by Taylor and Francis online
Date:
21 May 2014

IRiS academic, Professor Kiran Trehan, inaugural lecture

Description
IRiS academic to give Inaugural Lecture on 'Enterprise and Diversity: Walking the Talk through Politics and Emotions to Policy Impact, on 25 June 2014.
Date:
21 May 2014
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IASS Events

Causes, experiences and responses to poverty among refugees and migrants

Date
25 September 2014 (13:30-17:00)
Location:
Room 420 Muirhead Tower
Description
IRiS is hosting a workshop on causes, experiences and responses to poverty among migrants and refugees.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Network

Date
29 September 2014 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 710
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Rehabilitation revolution? Young prisoners experiences of reintegration and resettlement

Date
15 October 2014 (09:30-16:30)
Description
This one-day workshop focuses on the challenges and issues faced by young prisoners (18-30 years old) on release from custody.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Redressing the imbalance between financial service consumer and provider in Ireland

Date
16 October 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 110 Birmingham Business School
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), with Stuart Stamp, NUI Maynooth.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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