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The University of Birmingham crest as a stained glass window.
The University of Birmingham crest.

Academics and PhD students from POLSIS gathered at the University’s Exchange building to present and discuss their current projects at a two-day conference highlighting the breadth and depth of research being conducted in the department.

The panels covered a wide range of topics including environmental politics, British politics, political theory, corruption and elections, the war in Ukraine, security issues, and the methodological challenges of researching civil wars.

Professor Tim Haughton who organized the conference commented:

The conference highlighted the vibrancy of the research culture in the department. Not only did it provide opportunities for colleagues to discuss each other’s work, but it opened up some new exciting areas of potential collaboration on a range of topics linked to populism, the ideas of Frantz Fanon, the use of anti-corruption appeals in elections, and combining the insights of area studies experts with international relations scholars to explain security dilemmas in the contemporary world.

Professor Tim Houghton

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