News 

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

Latest news

Leading Expert on Brexit Visits POLSIS

Description
Anand Menon, the Director of UK in a Changing Europe, gave a special talk on Brexit to staff and students in POLSIS.
Date:
Tuesday 24th April 2018

Political theatre for staff and students

Description
Staff and students went to the REP theatre in Birmingham to watch a production of the acclaimed play, This House.
Date:
Tuesday 24th April 2018

Gerasimos Tsourapas Wins British Academy Award

Description
Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Lecturer in Middle East Politics at POLSIS, has been awarded a competitive 2018 British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award on 'The International Politics of Middle East Migration: Problems, Policy, Practice.'
Date:
Monday 9th April 2018

Podcast: Political settlements and the search for feasible anti-corruption strategies

Podcast: Political settlements and the search for feasible anti-corruption strategies
Description
Feasible anti-corruption strategies that have a positive developmental impact in developing countries are likely to be bottom-up solutions to sectoral problems where powerful interests can be induced to behave in more productive ways in their own interest.
Date:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Podcast: Is Democracy in Decline?

Podcast: Is Democracy in Decline?
Description
In this seminar, leading scholars from POLIS, IDD and INLOGOV asked whether democracy can withstand the challenges it faces from disengagement, illiberal populism, and the growing influence of autocratic states.
Date:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Inaugural POLSIS first-year PhD Conference

Description
On 15 March 2018, the inaugural POLSIS first-year PhDs Conference took place at Westmere house on campus.
Date:
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Rex Tillerson and the shambles of Trump's 'family and friends' foreign policy

Description
Professor of International Politics Scott Lucas in The Conversation: As Donald Trump uses a tweet to dismiss secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the conduct of US foreign policy is at its most chaotic point since 1945.
Date:
Thursday 15th March 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Campus

Description
Prominent Conservative backbench MP Jacob-Rees Mogg was invited to speak at the University by POLSIS students.
Date:
Tuesday 13th March 2018

Podcast: Reflections on the Italian elections

Podcast: Reflections on the Italian elections
Description
Join three leading experts on Italian politics for an analysis of what happened on 4 March and why and what the results mean for Italy and politics more broadly.
Date:
Wednesday 7th March 2018

Why Pakistan has troops in Saudi Arabia – and what it means for the Middle East

Description
PhD candidate Umer Karim in The Conversation: It seems Islamabad and Riyadh's longstanding relationship is getting stronger – so what are the implications?
Date:
Wednesday 7th March 2018

Italy election: what we know so far about who could form a government

Description
Senior Lecturer in European Politics Daniele Albertazzi in The Conversation: The Five Star Movement is the biggest party, but forming a government is going to be difficult. Will a right-wing coalition prevail?
Date:
Monday 5th March 2018

Mass killings and a humanitarian crisis: an introduction to Syria's East Ghouta

Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas, Professor of International Relations and US Politics. Another bloody chapter in Syria's seven-year conflict is being written. With bombs, missiles and shells, pro-Assad forces are carrying out mass killings of civilians in East Ghouta, near the Syrian capital Damascus, amid a tightening five-year siege in which scores of people have died from lack of food or medical treatment in recent months.
Date:
Thursday 1st March 2018

Podcast: POLSIS seminar on Religion and Political Violence

Podcast: POLSIS seminar on Religion and Political Violence
Description
POLSIS and the Department of Theology and Religion invited three leading scholars to present on the theme of 'Religiously-based political violence: What does God have to do with it?"
Date:
Wednesday 28th February 2018

Podcast: Acceptance of austerity policies: evidence from a survey experiment

Podcast: Acceptance of austerity policies: evidence from a survey experiment
Description
Using the case of Greece as a country still under heavy austerity measures, we examine how populist framing of austerity by non-austerity parties changes the levels of support for egocentric and sociotropic political issues.
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

Call for Papers: Committees in Comparative Perspective

Description
Workshop to be held 23-24 July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
Date:
Monday 29th January 2018

Fully-funded PhD studentship available in the ICCS

Description
The University of Birmingham is now inviting applications for a 2018 ESRC Doctoral Studentship to explore the concept of nuclear responsibility in association with our collaborative partner, The British American Security Information Council (BASIC).
Date:
Monday 29th January 2018

Podcast: Problematic Sovereignty on China's Periphery: A case study of Taiwan as a 'Contested State'

Podcast: Problematic Sovereignty on China's Periphery: A case study of Taiwan as a 'Contested State'
Description
Speaker: Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu (Southampton)
Date:
Friday 26th January 2018

Explainer: why no one is winning the war in Syria

Description
Professor of International Politics Scott Lucas in The Conversation: There is no longer one Syria, just a fragmented country locked in a seemingly intractable state of violence.
Date:
Thursday 25th January 2018

Trump is an unfit president – when will his backers run out of uses for him?

Description
Professor of International Politics Scott Lucas in The Conversation: There are just enough people who need Donald Trump to keep his excruciating presidency going.
Date:
Friday 12th January 2018

Podcast: What's the Purpose of International Relations? Views of the Discipline

Description
This event is organised by the International Relations and Security Theory Research Group and the Politics at Birmingham series.
Date:
Thursday 21st December 2017
Displaying 1 to 20 of 807
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next