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If an attack happens the pot will boil over

If an attack happens the pot will boil over
Description
As the 2015 General Election approaches, academics at the University of Birmingham are contributing to the debates that will help the public decide where their vote should go. Dr Steve Hewitt discusses the issues of security and terrorism.
Date:
09/04/2015

Dr Bharat Malkani to speak on Capital Punishment at Hay Festival

Description
On 26 May 2015, the 50th anniversary of the last execution to take place in the UK, Dr Malkani, a lecturer at Birmingham Law School, discusses why we are better off without the death penalty and why British efforts to promote the worldwide abolition of capital punishment should be supported.
Date:
08/04/2015

Ethical Leadership and the Purpose of General Counsel

Ethical Leadership and the Purpose of General Counsel
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Steven Vaughan is the co-author of UCL Centre for Ethics and Law report "Legal Risk: Definition, Management and Ethics." The report forms part of a major Ethical Leadership Initiative for In-house lawyers.He spoke at the launch of the project on 31 March.
Date:
02/04/2015

CBOMGS doctoral researcher awarded Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

CBOMGS doctoral researcher awarded Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Description
Siren Celik, doctoral researcher in Byzantine Studies in CBOMGS, has been awarded a Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library for the academic year 2015-2016.
Date:
01/04/2015

New video for the Centre for Modern British Studies

New video for the Centre for Modern British Studies
Description
A new short film featuring staff and students introducing the Centre for Modern British Studies.
Date:
01/04/2015

The rise and rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan – and a slide towards autocracy in Turkey

The rise and rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan – and a slide towards autocracy in Turkey
Description
CBOMGS doctoral researcher Mustafa Coban writes for the Conversation website
Date:
01/04/2015

Women's International Day

Women's International Day
Description
Rhiannon Broome, BA Drama and English, attended the Women's International Day march in London with Sylvia Pankkurst's granddaughter.
Date:
31/03/2015

Language and Superdiversity: exploring corpus approaches

Description
Forthcoming series of seminars which will explore the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Date:
31/03/2015

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers
Description
The conference theme will be 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'.
Date:
31/03/2015

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems
Description
Robert Cryer, who holds a chair in International and Criminal Law, cited in BBC report "Lord Maginnis calls for action over northern Cyprus fugitives" (24 March 2015). Professor Cryer discusses the legal difficulties of extraditions from northern Cyprus.
Date:
28/03/2015
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