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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.

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How can improving ecosystems contribute to poverty alleviation in the Global South?

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Professor Fiona Nunan, discusses whether environmental protection in the global south can improve local people's lives and what structures need to be in place to make that happen
Date:
Friday 16th July 2021

Professor Cheeseman wins British Academy Fellowship

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Dr Nic Cheeseman has won a prestigious Mid-career Fellowship from the British Academy for a research project entitled: "Re-thinking African Politics: Ideology, Political Thought and the Power of Ideas".
Date:
Wednesday 30th June 2021

Professor Cheeseman to feature on CNN's new OneWorld show

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Dr Nic Cheeseman, the Professor of Democracy in the International Development of the School of Government at the University of Birmingham, will be a regular guest on CNN's new flagship global affairs show, One World.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Government students take part in international Model NATO

Government students take part in international Model NATO
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Eleven undergraduate students from POLSIS and IDD took part in a Model NATO on May 18, sponsored by the UK embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
Date:
Thursday 20th May 2021

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

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Comonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships available for the MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) 2021.
Date:
Friday 19th March 2021

IDD Academic wins prestigious Quality of Government Award

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Dr Martin Ottmann, has – together with his co-author, Felix Haass – won the prestigious 2019-2020 Quality of Government Best Paper Award for their paper.
Date:
Thursday 11th February 2021

Launch of new £1.3 million research portfolio to explore impact of leadership on development

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The Development Leadership Programme launch a new programme of research projects to help enable a space for locally-led research and dialogue on the importance of leadership for development.
Date:
Monday 7th December 2020

Alumnus appointed to historic Kosovo coalition Government

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IDD Alumnus Besnik Tahiri, has been appointed the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.
Date:
Wednesday 1st July 2020

Compendium of new research celebrates African solutions to national and global problems

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Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham Nic Cheeseman writes in the Conversation UK.
Date:
Wednesday 27th May 2020

How long will we comply with COVID lockdown? 3 tests for legitimate rules

How long will we comply with COVID lockdown? 3 tests for legitimate rules
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By Dr Claire Mcloughlin & Professor David Hudson, International Development Department.
Date:
Wednesday 27th May 2020

Are leaders immune from coronavirus failure?

Are leaders immune from coronavirus failure?
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By Professor David Hudson, Director, Developmental Leadership Program, International Development Department.
Date:
Thursday 7th May 2020

Protecting the Environment and Improving Lives

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Taking place on Wednesday 22 January, this lecture saw over 225 staff, students and members of the community join Professor Nunan to discuss how outcomes can be achieved to protect the environment and improve lives.
Date:
Monday 10th February 2020

Vacancy for Westminster Foundation for Democracy Research Fellow in Leadership for Inclusive Democracy and Politics (Closing Date 19 February 2020)

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Apply now for this exciting research position. For informal enquiries, please contact Alana Tomlin on A.Tomlin@bham.ac.uk
Date:
Monday 3rd February 2020

Colombian court recognises victims of sexual violence within ranks of the FARC

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Read the piece publication 'Open Democracy' co-authored by Sanne Weber with Dr Julia Zulver (published on 10 January 2020).
Date:
Monday 3rd February 2020

Women and fisheries co-management: Limits to participation on Lake Victoria

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Read the new publication by Fiona Nunan and Dražen Cepić in Fisheries Research.
Date:
Monday 3rd February 2020

ESRC funded PhD in IDD - Deadline 2 March 2020

ESRC funded PhD in IDD - Deadline 2 March 2020
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Apply now for a ESRC funded PhD in IDD at the University of Birmingham. Deadline 2 March 2020.
Date:
Tuesday 28th January 2020

MPA alumnus appointed 'Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development in Sudan'

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IDD congratulates MPA alumnus, Mohamed Elshabik, for his appointment as Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development in Sudan.
Date:
Monday 27th January 2020

Call for Abstracts: The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South

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The Handbook will bring together insights and critical analysis from diverse approaches and experiences, learning from research and practice over the last twenty years.
Date:
Friday 17th January 2020

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity

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IDD 2018-19 Annual Report now available.
Date:
Friday 29th November 2019

£1.4 million award to explore migrant decision making in West Africa

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Significant funding of over £1.4 million has been awarded to the International Development Department at University of Birmingham for research on migration decision-making and development in West Africa.
Date:
Friday 22nd November 2019
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