News in the departments

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the school and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.

The German Election: Implication for Europe and Brexit

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On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the IGS and POLSIS hosted a panel discussing the results of the German parliamentary elections.
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017

Film screening and discussion on Migration

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On 11 October, the School of Government hosted a screening of the Documentary Refugee Highway by Chronis Pechlivanidis and a follow up discussion with the filmmaker and a range of panellists working on broader migration issues.
Date:
Friday 13th October 2017

Professor Nic Cheeseman joins OXFAM

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Nic Cheeseman, who joined the University of Birmingham in January as Professor of Democracy and International Development, was appointed a trustee of Oxfam GB on 6 October.
Date:
Thursday 12th October 2017

There's an election in Italy next year – and M5S has some familiar problems

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Written by Daniele Albertazzi, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Birmingham. With corruption scandals dogging practically every party, it's difficult to see how the electorate can have faith in their representatives. And yet, they keep voting for them.
Date:
Wednesday 11th October 2017

Professor Scott Lucas on Trump V North Korea: Could War Happen?

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Professor Scott Lucas talks about the growing tensions in North Korea on Tonight: Trump V North Korea: Could War Happen? The two States are involved in an increasingly aggressive war of words with the threat of nuclear weapons thrown into the mix.
Date:
Friday 29th September 2017

Elections expert John Curtice delivers lecture to POLSIS staff and students

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Distinguished expert on British elections Prof. John Curtice delivered a lecture on Brexit and British party politics as part of the POLSIS Seminar Series.
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Thursday 28th September 2017

Strong POLSIS presence at APSA Annual Meeting

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POLSIS academics presented research at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Date:
Tuesday 26th September 2017

POLSIS Academic Elected APSA Section Treasurer

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Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas elected Treasurer of the American Political Science Association Migration & Citizenship Section.
Date:
Monday 25th September 2017

What the violent 'Uber wars' tell us about Zuma's South Africa

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Co-written by Rosita Armytage, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. How is corruption at the highest levels of government and economic inequality affecting the lives of ordinary South Africans?
Date:
Wednesday 13th September 2017

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity

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Welcome to IDD's 2016-17 Annual Report.
Date:
Tuesday 12th September 2017

Ana Alecsandru selected to be the new Westmere Scholar for the College of Social Sciences

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Ana Alecsandru, a doctoral researcher with the ICCS, has recently been selected to join the Westmere team as a Scholar for the College of Social Science.
Date:
Friday 8th September 2017

European traineeship for ICCS volunteer

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Maren Evensen, who recently completed a voluntary work placement with the ICCS, has been accepted for a traineeship with the Council of Europe.
Date:
Wednesday 30th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Ellen Moser

Description
What attracted me to this course in particular was fact that it balances theory with practice, which makes it quite unique compared to other courses which focus nearly exclusively on a theoretical approach.
Date:
Tuesday 29th August 2017

MSc alumna and ICCS Research Associate awarded competitive traineeship with the European Commission

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Ellen Moser, a recent graduate from the MSc Global Cooperation and Security, and current Research Associate with the ICCS, has been selected for a prestigious traineeship with the European Commission.
Date:
Monday 21st August 2017

POLSIS Academic Discusses Migration Diplomacy in Jordan

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Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas gave a public lecture on the international politics of Middle East migration in Amman, Jordan.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh

Description
I really enjoyed studying under the real leaders in my field. The course was assessed in a varied way, without too much emphasis on exams, which I believe allowed me to strengthen skills which would be more useful professionally.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson

Description
The course was all around excellent. I particularly enjoyed the five-day training programme, opportunity to complete a work placement, and the module diversity. The degree has helped me make a major career change. Following the degree, I am now pursuing a career that I am passionate about in national security.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

Alumni Profile: Juweria Ali

Description
One of the really interesting things about this masters programme was that we were taught by internationally recognised academics, we also had experts and practitioners on the topics we were studying come in and actually lead our seminars; for instance, Jamie Shea (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Security Challenges) from NATO.
Date:
Thursday 17th August 2017

POLSIS Academic Edits Annual Review of the European Union

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The latest JCMS Annual Review of the European Union co-edited by Tim Haughton of POLSIS for the past nine years has just been published.
Date:
Wednesday 16th August 2017

PhD student awarded scholarship for San Diego workshop

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Ana Alecsandru, a doctoral researcher with the ICCS, recently attended the 2017 'Public Policy and Nuclear Threats' workshop in San Diego.
Date:
Wednesday 9th August 2017
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