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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More news throughout the School of Government and Society.

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Why We Lie About Aid

Why We Lie About Aid
Description
Speaker: Dr Pablo Yanguas (Honorary Research Fellow at University of Manchester and international development consultant)
Date:
Wednesday 10th October 2018

Student profile: Bryony Pike, International Model NATO Conference 2018

Description
Model NATO 2018 was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. As a mature student doing a masters in International Development, doing something so politically focused was out of my comfort zone.
Date:
Tuesday 18th September 2018

How corruption encourages illegal fishing on Lake Victoria

Description
Professor Fiona Nunan writes in The Conversation: Urgent measures need to be adopted to prevent corruption linked to illegal fishing activity in an around Lake Victoria.
Date:
Wednesday 12th September 2018

Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP visits the International Development Department

Description
The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and former Secretary of State for International Development, visited the International Development Department to meet staff and students.
Date:
Wednesday 6th June 2018

Researching gender in development, conflict and security

Description
On 23 April 2018, the International Development Department of the University of Birmingham organised a workshop that brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from different universities across the UK with researchers and practitioners from NGOs.
Date:
Wednesday 9th May 2018

Star Wars, democracy and elites

Description
Paul Jackson writes for Social Sciences Birmingham: The Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful sets of films in the history of cinema.
Date:
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa

Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa
Description
At this seminar event, Peace presents her research on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make to address this violence.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

IDD PhD student awarded Christiane Rajewsky Prize

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Philipp Lottholz has been awarded the Christiane Rajewsky Prize for young scholars by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies for his PhD thesis on 'post-liberal statebuilding in Central Asia'
Date:
Friday 27th April 2018

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

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Nic Cheeseman writes for The Conversation: There are three important ways in which democratic rules constrain African leaders.
Date:
Tuesday 17th April 2018

The fundraising dilemma: raising money but depressing hope?

Description
David Hudson, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson and Paolo Morini write for DevCommsLab: Humanitarian campaigns have long been criticized for the tendency to use negative, degrading and disempowering imagery.
Date:
Tuesday 17th April 2018

College of Social Sciences academic awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Description
Raquel Da Silva has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for her work: Torn between the West and ISIS: the interplay between narratives of intervention and statebuilding and the life stories of former foreign fighters
Date:
Monday 9th April 2018

Insurgency and Ivory: The Geography of Armed Conflict and Elephant Poaching in Africa

Insurgency and Ivory: The Geography of Armed Conflict and Elephant Poaching in Africa
Description
How do armed conflicts influence crime? While previous studies have identified a mutually reinforcing "cycle" between armed conflict and crime, our knowledge about the precise conditions under which rebellion shapes criminal behaviour during conflict remains limited.
Date:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Reviewing the Evidence on the Integration of Politics into Development Practice

Reviewing the Evidence on the Integration of Politics into Development Practice
Description
At this seminar event, the author, Ed Laws, presented the main findings of the report.
Date:
Thursday 15th March 2018

Scholarship opportunity Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc in Governance and State-building

Scholarship opportunity Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc in Governance and State-building
Description
Two Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available for MSc study, deadline 31 March 2018.
Date:
Friday 9th March 2018

Congratulations to IDD staff on School Research Prizes

Description
IDD staff received awards for policy advancement and outstanding early-career researchers.
Date:
Thursday 8th March 2018

Scholarship opportunities available for MSc applicants from Commonwealth countries

Description
Two Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available for MSc study, deadline 31 March 2018.
Date:
Monday 5th March 2018

Webinar: Public Management and Leadership Executive Apprenticeship

Description
Our Executive Apprenticeship programme leads, Dr Stephen Jeffares and Dr Louise Reardon, will be hosting a webinar to explain more about how your organisation could benefit from INLOGOV's new Executive Apprenticeship.
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia
Description
Case study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leicester
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Conserving natures? Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as innovation in Mongolian Rangelands

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Conserving natures? Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as innovation in Mongolian Rangelands
Description
Case study presented by Dr Caroline Upton, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leicester
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

Natural Resource Governance Policy Brief

Description
Read the latest policy brief by Fiona Nunan and Mary Menton on how renewable natural resources can be effectively governed, delivering on equity and sustainability.
Date:
Thursday 8th February 2018
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