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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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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

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

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

Why We Lie About Aid

Why We Lie About Aid
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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?

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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

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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
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