News and media

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. 

Researching gender in development, conflict and security

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.

A lack of cybersecurity brought down the Empire

For this year's Star Wars day, Conor Deane-McKenna writes for Social Sciences Birmingham: The flaws of the Star Wars universe are its cybersecurity, which should teach us to be more vigilant in ours.

Trust in face-to-face diplomacy

ICCS Director Prof Nicholas J Wheeler writes for the Oxford University Press blog setting out his theory of trust in relation to the forthcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

The Politics of Music


Students and staff went to Symphony Hall in Birmingham to listen to Shostakovich's 10th Symphony performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Sixth form visit to St Angela's Ursuline School, Forest Gate, London

David Bailey

David Bailey, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) was recently invited by sixth form Politics teacher, Douglas Pleasant, to speak to his A-level pupils at St Angela's Ursuline School in Forest Gate, London.

Are Israel and Iran about to clash head-on over Syria?

Professor Scott Lucas and Umer Karim write for The Conversation: Just two weeks after missile attacks by the US, UK and France, a series of explosions rocked three Syrian government military positions in northwest Syria on April 29. At one of the sites, the 47th Brigade base south of Hama, at least 18 Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed, with more personnel wounded. Few onlookers thought there was any mystery about which country carried out these attacks.

The UK Reaper Use: 10 Years On


In October 2017, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) hosted an event at the University of Birmingham in association with Drone Wars UK and the Remote Control Project.

IDD PhD student awarded Christiane Rajewsky Prize


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'

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