The University of Birmingham’s newly established Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) on Wednesday hosted an afternoon of expert discussion on the security implications of the current crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme. Speakers covered the political and military choices which lie ahead, as well as the possibilities for resolving the crisis through diplomacy. They included: … Continue reading “Iran’s Nuclear Programme – Assessing the Options for Cooperation and Conflict”
Last Friday, Dr Jonathan Grix was interviewed on Austrian radio about the implications of the decision to go ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix despite the political instability currently affecting the country. The full audio, in English, is available here.
On Tuesday, 1st May, the POLSIS Gender and Feminist Theory Research Group will be joined by Dr Radhika Govinda from Ambedkar University Delhi. Dr Govinda will be discussing her research on the politics of secularism in today’s India. The event will take place from 15.30 to 17.30 in Muirhead Tower, Room 112. All welcome. Dr. … Continue reading “‘Didi, are you Hindu?’ Politics of Secularism in Women’s Activism in India: A Case Study of a Grassroots Women’s Organisation in Rural Uttar Pradesh”
On Wednesday 21st March, Professor Graham Harrison visited POLSIS to discuss his research on development campaigning in the UK. Professor Harrison’s talk focused on representations of Africa in UK-based charities’ funding campaigns, the reasons why he considers’ such representations to be problematic, and why charities find it difficult to frame their campaigns in different ways. … Continue reading “Development Campaigning in the UK: Prospects for Africa”