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Webinar: Brexit? Foreign and Security Policy Implications (watch the recording)

Webinar: Brexit? Foreign and Security Policy Implications (watch the recording)

Published: Mon 16 May 2016

This Webinar examines the security issues raised by the possibility that the UK will leave the EU. This lecture is part of a series of lectures and webinars which look beyond the headlines and examine some of the key political issues affecting Bradford, the UK and beyond.

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Current major issues analysed

Current major issues analysed

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2016

Staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences are heavily involved in the analysis of major current issues, including the conflicts in Afghanistan, Gaza and Iraq. They publish frequently in international web journals such as Open Democracy and The Conversation, with readerships in the tens of thousands.

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The impact of austerity on Bradford

Published: Wed 6 May 2015

Or Poverty, Inequality and Mental Well-being: The Double-Whammy effect. This public lecture by Kate Karban examines the impact of the government's austerity programme on poverty in Bradford with reference to wider issues of health inequalities, particularly mental wellbeing.

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University of Bradford student becomes a Global Laureate Fellow

University of Bradford student becomes a Global Laureate Fellow

Published: Thu 27 Nov 2014

Mowmita Basak-Mow from Bangladesh is currently studying for her MA in international development management at the Centre for International Development in the Faculty of Social and International Studies with a Global Development Scholarship from the University of Bradford.

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Development Studies Association Conference: Call for Papers
 Panel 42: Forced Migration and Protection in Uncertain World

Published: Mon 20 March 2017

Development Studies Association Conference, University of Bradford, 6-8th September 2017. Call for Papers
, Panel 42: Forced Migration and Protection in Uncertain World.

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Social Sciences graduate Dr Toby Feakin appointed as Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs

Social Sciences graduate Dr Toby Feakin appointed as Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs

Published: Mon 14 Nov 2016

Social Science graduate Dr Toby Feakin (BSc Security Studies 1998 and a PhD in International Politics and Security Studies 2005), has been appointed as Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs.

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Trophy was presented to Academic Rashmi Arora

Trophy was presented to Academic Rashmi Arora

Published: Mon 3 Oct 2016

This trophy was presented to Academic Rashmi Arora as a thank you gift by the students of MSc in Economics and Finance for Development Programme on September 7, 2016.

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University of Bradford Students Volunteer to be Guardians of Public Safety

University of Bradford Students Volunteer to be Guardians of Public Safety

Published: Fri 10 June 2016

For the next ten weeks, students from the University of Bradford will work alongside experienced officers from West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services to assist with public safety and crime prevention initiatives in the city of Bradford.

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End Racism public engagement event

Published: Mon 23 Jun 2014

On 27th May, The University hosted one of four Runnymede public engagement events around their campaign 'End Racism This Generation'

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50 Years of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Experience of Tanzania

Published: Sun 17 Aug 2014

International Conference held on 29th and 30 May 2014 by Bradford Centre for International Development in association with the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS), Mzumbe University, Tanzania and the Britain Tanzania Society

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Social & International Studies December 2014 Graduation

Social & International Studies December 2014 Graduation

Published: Wed 10 Dec 2014

December 2014 Graduation in the Faculty of Social & International Studies. Students graduated from Economics, International Development, Peace Studies, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology and Social Work & Social Care.

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Class of 2014

Published: Thu 17 Jul 2014

Students from Economics, International Development, Peace Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences and Criminal Justice and Social Work and Social Care graduated on Wednesday 16th July 2014

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Africa regional conference marks the 40th anniversary of Peace Studies at Bradford

Africa regional conference marks the 40th anniversary of Peace Studies at Bradford

Published: Mon 8 Dec 2014

The African regional conference convened to mark the 40th anniversary of Peace Studies programme at the University of Bradford was held at the prestigious Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda on 14th November 2014. The Conference focused on the theme - Why War? Africa. The conference was organized by the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford in partnership with the Kampala-based Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). Other local partners that co-hosted the Conference are Mbarara University of Science and Technology and the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme at Makerere University.

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BSC and the UBU LGBT society present LGBT History Month

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

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Celebrating Staff Successes

Celebrating Staff Successes

Published: Tue 26 Mar 2013

Presenting: Dr Martyn Housden, Dr Clare Becket, Dr Anna Barker and Dr Ala Sirriyeh will visit to the Universidad de Málaga

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Dr Ha-Joon Chang delivers the 20th Bradford Development Lecture

Published: Tue 11 Mar 2014

Taking production seriously: Dr Ha-Joon Chang gave the 20th Bradford Development Lecture, calling for a new development discourse.

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Spotlight on current BCID student

Spotlight on current BCID student

Published: Thu 22 May 2014

Student profile of current MSc student at the Bradford Centre for International Development

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50 Years 50 Stories: Emma Jones

50 Years 50 Stories: Emma Jones

Published: Tue 16 August 2016

After studying Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, Emma Jones has gone onto work in Uganda for the international development organisation Advocate Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). In this interview Emma shares her life changing experiences of being in Rwanda, her journey as a student and her aspirations for the future.

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“The war against ISIS is the kind of war that will become dominant”, new report finds

“The war against ISIS is the kind of war that will become dominant”, new report finds

Published: Tue 12 July 2016

A new report from a leading international security specialist argues that the wars against al-Qaida and ISIS are examples of the kinds of conflicts that will come to dominate international affairs. These will lead to a deeply unstable and violent world in the coming decades unless there are fundamental changes in the world-wide approaches to marginalisation and climate change.

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EU membership: in or out?

Published: Thu 7 May 2015

What if Britain left the EU? Is there an alternative? Would it be disastrous or liberating? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU? How would economic and social policy be different? What are the implications for sovereignty and democracy?

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British Muslim Politics

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015

This lecture by Parveen Akhtar on Thursday 30th April 2015, focuses on the electoral strategies of Muslim parliamentarians and aspiring politicians, in particular how they attempt to mobilise both the Muslim and mainstream vote.

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University welcomes Chevening Scholars

University welcomes Chevening Scholars

Published: Tue 25 Nov 2014

Over the years a number of Chevening scholars and fellows have chosen Bradford as their university of choice. This year, the University of Bradford is home to four Chevening scholars - Tony Ku from Timor Leste and studying for an MSc in forensic archaeology, Su Su Htay from Myanmar studying for an MA in peace, conflict and development; Thanit Leerahateerapong from Thailand studying for an MA in conflict resolution and Liu Chen from China studying for an MSc in economics and finance for development.

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Middle East, Conflict and Security: Foreign Policy challenges of the next government

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015

This public lecture, by Dr Afshin Shahi on Wednesday 18th March 2015, examined the impact of the foreign policy of the past two governments and assessed the challenges that the next government will face, regardless of who actually wins.

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Lecture: EU, sustainable societies and social equality (watch the recording)

Lecture: EU, sustainable societies and social equality (watch the recording)

Published: Mon 23 May 2016

What has the EU ever done for us? This lecture considers the social and political aspects of Brexit with specific reference to social policy agendas, such as employment rights and gender equality.

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Responsible Tourism Workshop, Myanmar

Responsible Tourism Workshop, Myanmar

Published: Thu 2 Jun 2016

Bradford academic Dr Julia Jeyacheya was hosted by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business at a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop in Ngapali, Rakhine State (11-13 May 2016). She delivered a presentation on coastal tourism in South East Asia, co-written with Dr Mark Hampton, University of Kent. In addition, a report based on field research completed by Drs Jeyacheya and Hampton in Ngapali, November 2014, was included in all delegate packs and available in English and Myanmar.

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Lecture: The economics of Britain and the EU (watch the recording)

Lecture: The economics of Britain and the EU (watch the recording)

Published: Wed 4 May 2016

What are the economic arguments for and against EU membership? What are the implications of the renegotiated terms of membership? What alternatives are there if Britain left the EU? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU?

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International Development at Bradford ranked in top 100 of courses worldwide

International Development at Bradford ranked in top 100 of courses worldwide

Published: Tue 22 Mar 2016

The International Development programme at the University of Bradford has been ranked as one of the top in the world according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

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Father Francisco 'Pacho' de Roux seminar

Father Francisco 'Pacho' de Roux seminar

Published: Fri 18 Mar 2016

Father Francisco 'Pacho' de Roux gave an inspirational lecture to Peace Studies staff and students on how it is possible to retain a commitment to peace against all the odds.

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Fragile States workshop for Rotary Peace Fellows

Fragile States workshop for Rotary Peace Fellows

Published: Wed 16 Mar 2016

The 'Designing Programmes and Ensuring Conflict Sensitivity in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts' workshop for Peace Studies students led by Professor Owen Greene, saw MA students craft their own project log frame and conflict sensitivity analysis for a fragile state.

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Bradford academic advises on Under the Bed Play

Bradford academic advises on Under the Bed Play

Published: Monday 8 February 2016

University of Bradford Social Work lecturer Philip Gilligan has provided professional academic advice to the creators of the play Under the Bed which is currently touring England. The play, from 154 Collective, addresses issues around child abuse using metaphor.

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Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa: recent talk given by Peace Studies' academic David Harris

Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa: recent talk given by Peace Studies' academic David Harris

Published: Tue 08 Dec 2015

University of Bradford lecturer David Harris, specialist in post-conflict justice and state re-building gave a talk on sub-Saharan Democracy, at Otley Labour Club on the 18th November 2015, in which David talked about about democracy in sub-Saharan Africa and why its complex development is impacting on the number of refugees arriving at the UK's doorstep in Calais, Dunkirk and beyond. Helen Toft, has written a review of the talk:

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Preventing Biological Threats: What You Can Do

Preventing Biological Threats: What You Can Do

Published: Wed 16 Mar 2016

The University of Bradford has developed two authoritative books on biological security education. The books, which are aimed at lecturers and undergraduates studying life science courses, are freely available as educational tools designed to assist students, faculty members, researchers and professionals in developing a better understanding of biological security issues in the twenty-first century and how they can be addressed.

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22nd Bradford Development Lecture

Published: Monday 15 February

Professor David Hulme: Global Governance and Sustainable Development Goals: All Change... No Change? On 1st January 2016 the world moved from implementing the poverty reducing Millennium Development Goals to pursuing the poverty eradicating, prosperity promoting and sustainability enhancing Sustainable Development Goals.

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Students love statistics so much they bought the T shirt!

Students love statistics so much they bought the T shirt!

Published: Wed 26 Mar 2014

Psychology students at the University of Bradford have developed such a love of statistics, they've got themselves the T shirt. Statistics, not widely regarded by many students as a favourite part of their course is enjoying unprecedented popularity in Dr Eleanor Bryant's lectures.

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Peace studies student to represent Bradford on University Challenge

Peace studies student to represent Bradford on University Challenge

Published: Monday 1 Feb

Peace Studies student Oliver Denton, currently studying an MA in International Politics and Security Studies, is to represent Bradford as part of the University Challenge team.

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Former sociology student establishes Hope Housing

Published: Monday 25 January 2016

Former Sociology Student in the Faculty of Social Sciences Helen Syrop made Bradford her home after studying at the University and established Hope Housing, a homelessness charity that offers accommodation, training, and support to those who find themselves at risk of sleeping rough in the city.

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December Graduation 2015

December Graduation 2015

Published: Tue 08 Dec 2015

Graduates from the Faculty of Social Sciences including Economics, International Development, Peace Studies, Social Work and Social Care and Sociology and Criminology.

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Bradford Rotary Peace Centre: 2016 Visiting Researcher Programme: Call for Applications

Bradford Rotary Peace Centre: 2016 Visiting Researcher Programme: Call for Applications

Published: Tue 08 Dec 2015

The Visiting Researcher Programme provides funding for an expert in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution broadly defined to spend up to six months at the Bradford Rotary Peace Centre. The funding will cover the costs of travel to the Peace Centre, as well as accommodation and subsistence whilst located at the Peace Centre. During their time at the Centre the Visiting Researcher will be expected to produce (i) a publication or series of publications based on research undertaken whilst at the Centre and (ii) undertake a series of activities with Rotary Peace Fellows. Ideally the visiting Researcher will start their stay at the Bradford Centre by 1 February 2015 but a later starting date will be considered where relevant.

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Rotary Peace Fellows 2015

Rotary Peace Fellows 2015

Published: Tue 12 November 2015

University of Bradford's Rotary Peace Fellows met the Chair of the Rotary Peace Centres Committee Peter Kyle and Rotary Peace Centre specialist Tyler Allen in their first meeting of the 14th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at Bradford.

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Funding awarded to explore urban public parks

Funding awarded to explore urban public parks

Published: Mon 26 Oct 2015

The University of Bradford has been awarded funding to undertake innovative research into the past and future prospects of urban public parks.

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Keynote Address to the International Society for Theoretical Psychology

Keynote Address to the International Society for Theoretical Psychology

Published: 10 Aug 2015

Ian Burkitt was invited to give the keynote address to the International Society for Theoretical Psychology during the Summer.

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Peace Studies Publishes 2014/15 Annual Report

Peace Studies Publishes 2014/15 Annual Report

Published: Tue 06 Oct 2015

The Division of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford has launched the Peace and Conflict Research Annual Report 2014/15, which celebrates the historic event of the 40th anniversary of Peace Studies. The Department of Peace Studies is globally recognised as the leading academic centre of excellence for Peace and Conflict Research.

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The Other Violence: Research in El Salvador and Guatemala

The Other Violence: Research in El Salvador and Guatemala

Published: 28/08/15

Whilst the Middle East deservedly attracts the attention of the world for the political violence which has cost the lives of thousands, Latin America is off the radar. However, it is the region of the world with the highest levels of violence outside a war zone. Indeed in the month of May, 2015, El Salvador even surpassed the murders that month in Iraq with over 600 homicides.

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Bradford academic appointed equality assessor for premier league

Bradford academic appointed equality assessor for premier league

Published: 28/09/2015

Social Work lecturer, Elaben Mistry-Jackson has been appointed as one of only seven Equality Assessors for Premier League football clubs. Elaine's role will see her taking responsible for taking Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United through the equality standards that are set by the Premier League

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One Day Seminar on UK Arms Export Policy

One Day Seminar on UK Arms Export Policy

Published: Mon 24 August 2015

Professor Neil Cooper, Director of the Rotary Peace Centre in the Division of Peace Studies has been awarded funding from the BISA Working Group on Foreign Policy to run a one-day seminar on UK arms export policy. The seminar will take place on 16 September and will be hosted by the Rotary Peace Centre.

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21st Bradford Development Lecture: Transforming Economies

21st Bradford Development Lecture: Transforming Economies

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015

Transforming economies through productive development policies: lecture by ILO Assistant Director General: Dr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

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What do the social policy proposals of the three main political parties mean?

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015

This public lecture by Jim Goddard draws on the manifestos of the three main political parties in the UK, along with relevant background documents, to outline the different social policy proposals of each party.

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Sierra Leone Police delegation visit University of Bradford

Sierra Leone Police delegation visit University of Bradford

Published: Mon 8 Jun 2015

A Sierra Leone Police delegation (SILEA) visited the Faculty of Social Sciences last week to explore the feasibility of capacity building support for the new Sierra Leone International Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA). SILEA is a donor-funded project supported by the Government of Sierra Leone. SILEA is developed as the first regional international law enforcement academy in West Africa.

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Should we be giving aid?

Published: Wed 6 May 2015

Recently the UK joined the relatively small number of countries that meet the UN target for developed countries to give 0.7% of GDP in aid. This policy is officially supported by all three main parties although a significant proportion of Conservative MPs disagree with it.

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Centre for International Development ranked as one of the top in the world

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015

The Centre for International Development has again been ranked as one of the top in the World according to the latest QS World University Rankings. The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of popular subject areas. The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 36 individual subjects.

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Sociology, Economics and Psychology at Bradford rise up in the university rankings as Bradford climbs 15 places

Published: Mon 27 Apr 2015

The University has leapt fifteen places in the latest Complete University Guide, with sociology, psychology and economics, all subjects in the Faculty of Social Sciences rising up to sixteen places on the league tables.

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The latest issue of PGR journal: 'Peace, Conflict & Development' available online

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2015

PCD journal - Issue 21 (March 2015)

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Ethiopia's Education Minister visits Faculty of Social and International Studies

Ethiopia's Education Minister visits Faculty of Social and International Studies

Published: Mon 26 Jan 2015

Shiferaw Shigutie Wolassa, Minister of Education for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia visited the University on January 22. The Minister and his delegation met with Robert Parkin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer), Professor Donna Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Social and International Studies and Professor David Francis, Head of Peace Studies.

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New Development Working Paper Series Launched

Published: Thu 19 Mar 2015

International Development is launching a new Development Working Paper Series for academics, which will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and debate across disciplines

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Labour candidate hands back the poisoned chalice of Bradford West

Labour candidate hands back the poisoned chalice of Bradford West

Published: Fri 27 Feb 2015

Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology Parveen Akhtar has published an article on The Conversation about the impact of Bradford's labour candidate's resignation.

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Funding awarded for project to help people develop emotional intelligence

Funding awarded for project to help people develop emotional intelligence

Published: Fri 9 Jan 2015

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Outstanding Research in the Faculty of Social and International Studies

Outstanding Research in the Faculty of Social and International Studies

Published: Tue 23 Dec 2014

The Faculty of Social and International Studies is celebrating its outstanding research, which places Politics and International Studies in 7th position out of 56 institutions nationwide for impact, and Social Work and Social Policy in the top ten out of the 61 institutions nationwide for research outputs; with 73% of its work being graded as either word leading or internationally excellent.

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Friend or Foe and football - remembering the 1914 Christmas truce

Friend or Foe and football - remembering the 1914 Christmas truce

Published: Tue 9 Dec 2014

The University of Bradford is making its own unique contribution to a national project to mark one of the most iconic episodes of the First World War, the Christmas truce of 1914.

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Research seminars on Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities

Research seminars on Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities

Published: 03/11/2014

A number of research seminars took place in semester 2 2013/14 on the theme of "Austerity, Cuts and the Impact on Children and Communities".

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University of Bradford marks the centenary of World War One with the city's first Peace Pole

University of Bradford marks the centenary of World War One with the city's first Peace Pole

Published: Wed 19 Nov 2014

Last Saturday the University of Bradford unveiled Bradford's first Peace Pole.* The eight-foot pole is inscribed with the words "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in eight different languages (English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, and Swahili) and in braille. These languages were chosen in part as they represent the major protagonists in the two World Wars. The others were chosen to represent the department's international reach and remit.

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Assessing China's Aid in Africa - Evidence given to the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group

Assessing China's Aid in Africa - Evidence given to the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group

Published: Mon 10 Nov 2014

China's aid programme in Africa raises many issues but there has been little serious analysis of its extent and implications. Dr P B Anand, Head of the Bradford Centre for International Development, gave evidence on this key issue to the APPG earlier this year and work based on this has now been published.

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Post Graduate Research Conference 2014

Post Graduate Research Conference 2014

Published: Tue 4 Nov 2014

Post Graduate Research Students held a successful PGR conference on Friday 31st October 2014. The conference was well attended by PGR students from other UK institutions, Europe, with one student from Japan based in Somalia, as well as Bradford's own PGR students.

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Service User & Carer Forum

Published: 10/30/2014

Service users and carers make a vital contribution to social work education including contributing to teaching and assessment as well as recruiting new students. This year Janet Warren has taken a lead in organizing a Service User & Carer Forum where all aspects of service user and carer involvement can be discussed.

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Senior diplomat visits Bradford's pioneering new MSc programme delivered in Tajikistan

Senior diplomat visits Bradford's pioneering new MSc programme delivered in Tajikistan

Published: Tue 28 Oct 2014

From the Essays of Francis Bacon we are familiar with a famous aphorism "if the hill will not come to Mohammad then Mohammad will go to the hill". As it happens, when Mohammad Ali and 23 other staff members of Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan and Tajikistan wanted to do a Masters programme but could not leave the important work they are doing here to come to Bradford, the University of Bradford programme comes to the region.

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University endorsed by Health and Care Professions Council

University endorsed by Health and Care Professions Council

Published: Mon 27 Oct 2014

In April 2014 Social Work and Social Care at the University of Bradford was visited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the College of Social work a part of their approval and endorsement processes for social work education.

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Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons

Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons

Published: Mon 27 Oct 2014

The Universities of Bradford and Bath have produced a joint report highlighting how contemporary chemical and life science research may potentially be applied to the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent weapons.

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Dr Sally Johnson co-edited Advances in Health Psychology: Critical Approaches

Dr Sally Johnson co-edited Advances in Health Psychology: Critical Approaches

Published: Mon 4 Mar 2013

A new book in Health Psychology was published last year by one of our members of staff.

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Parveen Akhtar takes part in roundtable debate at Conservative Party Conference

Parveen Akhtar takes part in roundtable debate at Conservative Party Conference

Published: Tue 14 Oct 2014

Parveen Akhtar, lecturer in the Division of Social Science and Criminal Justice Studies, participated in a high-level breakfast roundtable debate at the Conservative Party conference, organised by the British Academy in association with the Guardian, on the social impact of immigration in the UK.

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Institutions in International Studies - upcoming PGR Conference

Institutions in International Studies - upcoming PGR Conference

Published: Thu 28 Aug 2014

School hosts PGR Conference on 31st of October 2014

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Yunas Samad presents paper on Pakistan-US Relations

Yunas Samad presents paper on Pakistan-US Relations

Published: Tue 26 Aug 2014

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America and Islamic State: mission creeping?

America and Islamic State: mission creeping?

Published: Thu 21 Aug 2014

The United States is increasing support of its Iraqi and Kurdish allies and escalating attacks on its jihadist enemies. Islamic State's long-term plan, though, remains on track.

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Bradford City Park praised by academics as example to follow

Bradford City Park praised by academics as example to follow

Published: Tue 12 Aug 2014

A TEAM of academics has produced a study on the impact of City Park in Bradford in which they detail how it has brought the city together by "drawing in marginalised groups".

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House of Commons Report on UK Arms Exports Responds to Evidence Submitted by Professor Neil Cooper from Peace Studies

House of Commons Report on UK Arms Exports Responds to Evidence Submitted by Professor Neil Cooper from Peace Studies

Published: Thu 24 Jul 2014

The latest report of the UK House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls has responded to evidence submitted by Professor Neil Cooper from Peace Studies and Dr Gerald Walther (Manchester University) on the decline in the number of inspection visits undertaken by HMRC to companies holding open defence export licences.

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FREE BPS membership for new psychology students

FREE BPS membership for new psychology students

Published: Thu 24 Jul 2014

The University of Bradford is delighted to announce FREE 15-month British Psychological Society (BPS) memberships for every first year student in the Division of Psychology starting their course in September 2014

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BCID student spotlight - Yvonne Koomson

BCID student spotlight - Yvonne Koomson

Published: Fri 18 Jul 2014

One of our master student sharing her views

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Professor Jenny Pearce gives keynote address in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Professor Jenny Pearce gives keynote address in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Published: Fri 18 Jul 2014

Professor Jenny Pearce gave a keynote address in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 9 June at a Public Event organised by Oxfam Honduras, to mark the end of a pilot phase of applying participatory methodologies in contexts of chronic violence and insecurity. These methodologies were initially developed by Professor Pearce in collaboration with Alexandra Abello (Bradford Phd Candidate), and known as 'Security from Below'. The event was attended by community researchers and residents from some of Tegucigalpa's most troubled neighbourhoods, as well as by public officials, police, city politicians and congressmen, human rights activists, international organisations and the media. The community researchers themselves presented the findings from their research.

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University Lecturer awarded three-year Tanzania research grant

University Lecturer awarded three-year Tanzania research grant

Published: Fri 18 Jul 2014

Dr Anna Mdee of Bradford Centre for International Development (BCID), in collaboration with Mzumbe University in Tanzania, has been awarded a 3-year DFID-ESRC grant of £306,000 for research on working with civil society partners to improve the performance and accountability of local government in Tanzania.

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Anna Barker wins prize for excellence in policing research

Anna Barker wins prize for excellence in policing research

Published: Thu 17 Jul 2014

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Ian Burkitt's new book, Emotions and Social Relations

Ian Burkitt's new book, Emotions and Social Relations

Published: Thu 3 Jul 2014

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Spotlight on MSc student Decoda Martin

Published: Wed 18 Jun 2014

A Commonwealth Scholar from Jamaica, Decoda Martin, speaks about her study impressions.

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BCID Student Spotlight: Md. Tajul Islam

BCID Student Spotlight: Md. Tajul Islam

Published: Thu 12 Jun 2014

One of our Bangladeshi students shares his experience.

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New research highlights link between depression and stress in old age

New research highlights link between depression and stress in old age

Published: Thu 29 May 2014

A University of Bradford lecturer has linked depression with reduced amounts of a stress hormone cortisol in very old people when they wake up in the morning.

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Peace Studies Research Student Julia Smith publishes paper on Sex work legislation and HIV prevention

Peace Studies Research Student Julia Smith publishes paper on Sex work legislation and HIV prevention

Published: Tue 27 Mar 2014

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Peace Studies Research Student Saeed Ahmed Rid's paper on origins of 'friends without borders'

Peace Studies Research Student Saeed Ahmed Rid's paper on origins of 'friends without borders'

Published: Wed 21 May 2014

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Peace Studies FC Win Tolstoy Cup

Peace Studies FC Win Tolstoy Cup

Published: Wed 14 May 2014

A fiercely contested Tolstoy Cup saw Peace Studies host their rivals War Studies (from King's College London) at Horsfall Stadium. The large home crowd watched a spirited first half, as both teams threw everything at each other.

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Call for Papers: Why War? Peace Studies in the 21st Century.

Published: Mon 28 Apr 2014

International Conference to be held as part of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the Division of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, 1-3 May 2014.

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University of Bradford Alumni: Dhaka, Bangladesh

University of Bradford Alumni: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published: Fri 25 Apr 2014

Dr John Lawler (Bradford Centre for International Development) and Dr Hamish Main (University of Bradford, International Regional Manager) attended a meeting of Bradford Alumni in Bangladesh, held in February at the Cadet College Club, Gulshan, Dhaka. The meeting was coordinated by Mr Atique Rabbani (the University's Agent in Bangladesh and a Bradford Alumnus) who also attended (and sang!).

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Symposium on Philanthropy and Social Justice

Symposium on Philanthropy and Social Justice

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014

A symposium on new philanthropy and social justice - was convened by Dr. Behrooz Morvaridi, senior lecture at BCID - took place in 2013 at the University of Bradford. The event featured high profile national and international scholars addressing the complex issue of new philanthropy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and operational contexts. The cutting-edge debates from this symposium is collated in an edited book, to be published by Policy Press¿ in 2014.

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Peace studies academic's book "best non-fiction book in 21 years"

Peace studies academic's book "best non-fiction book in 21 years"

Published: Mon 14 Apr 2014

Peace Studies Professor Paul Rogers' book 'Losing Control' has been listed by the Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) as the best non-fiction book published in the past 21 years.

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International Women's Day

Published: Wed 9 Apr 2014

International Women's Day on March 8th was celebrated by wearing green and purple ribbons and donations for cakes and treats. We raised over £50 for FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, a charitable organisation working to promote the rights and health of African immigrant and refugee communities including supporting women affected by female genital mutilation.

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Peace Jam 2014

Peace Jam 2014

Published: Tue 1 Apr 2014

As part of its 40th Anniversary conference, the Department of Peace Studies is hosting a special, parallel Peacejam Youth Event, with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi, on Saturday 3 May. She was Iran's first ever judge, but lost her post after the 1979 Revolution. She now lives in exile in the UK, due to her defence of women's rights in Iran and criticism of the regime's record on human rights and democracy.

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Independence Day greetings for Bangladesh students

Published: 26 Mar 2014

Bradford Centre for International Development wishes its Bangladesh students a Happy Independence Day

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Technology for International Development

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2014

'Big data-what is it?' by Professor Daniel Neagu, School of Engineering and Informatics and 'From being a student to actually managing a project- some reflections' by Imran Hafeez

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Social Work Book Club

Social Work Book Club

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2014

The School of Social and International Studies at the University of Bradford are involved in a national book club, initially started at the University of Central Lancashire, that uses Twitter to bridge different universities across the country.

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Public lecture (16/04/14) by Dr Bryant, Dr Caton & Prof. Ulijaszek on 'Adult and Child Obesity, what causes it and what can we do about it?'

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Seminar talk by Margret Guomundsdottir on 'Investigations into the bilingual and multilingual 'advantage' on executive functioning' on the 19th March, 1-2pm in L30, Richmond

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Secret CIA testimony identifies real Lockerbie mastermind

Published: Thu 20 Mar 2014

University of Bradford Lecturer in Peace Studies, Davina Miller, interviewed on Channel 4 News just before Christmas 2013 about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

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'PUTIN - Up Close and Personal: Reminiscences of a Bradford Professor at Valdai'

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2014

On Wednesday, 5 March 2014, Professor John Russell gave a seminar on: 'PUTIN - Up Close and Personal: Reminiscences of a Bradford Professor at Valdai'

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'Explore the Future' Family STEM day

Published: Mon 17 Mar 2014

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Peace Studies 2013/14 Annual Report Launched

Peace Studies 2013/14 Annual Report Launched

Published: Wed 5 Mar 2014

The University of Bradford's Peace Studies Division has launched a special edition of its latest Annual Report, which focuses on the theme: "Peace Studies 40th Anniversary: Past, Present and Future"

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