Events 

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Forthcoming events 

Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad

Date
Thursday 15th November 2018
Location:
Arts LR7
Description
This BAFTA nominated documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres.

Black to Red: the Politics of Prison Reform in the former Soviet Union

Date
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Location:
Room 715 Muirhead Tower
Description
Joint CREES/POLSIS Departmental Seminar with Dr Gavin Slade, Associate Professor of Sociology at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.

Blair's Britain: A Legacy Assessed

Date
Monday 26th November 2018
Location:
Muirhead Tower - Room 420
Description
Even though Former Prime Minister Blair ended his premiership over a decade ago, he is still an eminent figure in public life and British politics.

Russia in Syria: Quagmire or Masterstroke?

Date
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Location:
Arts LR5
Description
An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but under explored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria's ongoing civil war Most accounts of Syria's brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011.

Choices, Challenges and Crises: Economic Reform in Post-Communist Europe

Date
Tuesday 4th December 2018
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 2
Description
Join us as Hilary Appel and Christopher Hartwell discuss patterns of post-communist economic reform.

Two-Day British Academy conference on the politics of Middle East migration

Date
Thursday 7th - Friday 8th March 2019
Location:
Arts LR5, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre
Description
As part of a 2018-19 British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award, Gerasimos Tsourapas is organising a two-day conference on "The International Politics of Middle East Migration Problems, Policy, Practice." The conference will take place on 7 & 8 March 2019, at the University of Birmingham.
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