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Posted 17 November 2017

What is sovereignty and what does it mean to Birmingham?

Dr George Kyris in the Birmingham Perspective: "This autumn, the world stood in awe watching Kurds and Catalans voting to establish new, sovereign states. As the conflict in Iraq flares up again and as Catalonia poses a new challenge to Spain and Europe, sovereignty strikes back as a popular idea. Yet, what sovereignty really is remains a mystery."

Posted 17 November 2017

'Tis the season to spend on advertising

Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin in the Business School blog: What is it about Christmas adverts that makes them so newsworthy?

Posted 16 November 2017

ESRC event looks at Brexit impact for Birmingham and beyond

On the 7 November, six leading academics from the University of Birmingham presented to a full house at the Birmingham REP, the potential implications of Brexit for Birmingham, Britain and beyond, looking at matters such as family, economy, living and migration.

Posted 14 November 2017

Registrations for ICCS training programme now open

Registrations for ICCS training programme held at University of Birmingham from 16-20 April 2018. The programme aims to bring together students with delegates from around the world to learn about the different approaches to conflict resolution in International Relations.

Posted 14 November 2017

Podcast: Birmingham's Muslims: in the city, of the city

Listen to a full podcast of this engaging event, which sought to consider the history and diversity of Birmingham's Muslim communities alongside reflecting on notions of belonging, inclusion and 'home' among others.

Posted 09 November 2017

Uber to work with Nasa on flying cars

Professor David H Dunn offers expert opinion on the regulatory challenges of the potential commercial use of unmanned aerial systems.

Posted 06 November 2017

Inspiring Trust in Business – A Responsible Business Perspective

Researchers in Birmingham Business School and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business have investigated and continue to research trust in business in its many manifestations. In this short blog, Professor Ian Thomson summarises some of these findings and work-in-progress.

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