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Latest news and events from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

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Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

Description
All are welcome at this forthcoming event with Dr Kamran Khan, from the University of Leicester: Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict.
Date:
09 February 2016

'Hidden' - a compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Description
The Children's Society invite you to the Birmingham launch of 'Hidden'. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Date:
03 February 2016

Nando Sigona interviewed by SciDevNet on the impact of the Danish migration law

Description
SciDevNet, the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, interviews Dr Nando Sigona on the impact of the Danish Law on stripping asylum seekers of financial assets to contribute towards the cost of the asylum system.
Date:
03 February 2016

Denmark migration law: A sign of things to come?

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story' to talk about Denmark's adoption of a law that enables seizure of asylum seeker assets.
Date:
03 February 2016

Nando Sigona to speak at European Parliament Office on the refugee crisis

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, is to speak at a high profile event at the European Parliament Office in the UK on the refugee crisis and the proposal for a permanent relocation mechanism under the Dublin system.
Date:
02 February 2016

Call for Papers for New Researchers' Session

Description
The Call for Papers for New Researchers' Session (NRS) organised by the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) is now open. The deadline is 31 March 2016.
Date:
26 January 2016
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SPSW Events

Integration and identity for Birmingham's British Poles

Date
29 November 2015 (00:00) - 31 March 2016 (00:00)
Location:
Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery
Description
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is pleased to present the exhibition 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' att the BVSC: In the Community Gallery in the Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham from 29 November 2015 - 31 March 2016.
Categories:
Exhibitions, Social Sciences

CHASM Seminar: Improving students' conceptions of debt: variation and learner agency

Date
23 February 2016 (13:15-14:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 415
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Improving students' conceptions of debt: variation and learner agency'. Speakers will be Peter Davies and John Kirkman from the School of Education, University of Birmingham.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Hidden: A compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Date
24 February 2016 (10:30-15:30)
Location:
Nettlefold Room - Nicholson Building, University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

Date
24 February 2016 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
4th floor, Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
Terrorism and the measures to counter home-grown Islamic terrorists have contributed to the discursive construction of British Muslims as a 'suspect community.' This paper examines how English language proficiency has entered discourses of radicalization. The paper will then investigate the implications of the devaluing of heritage languages of Muslims for intelligence and conflict.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops
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