What is EA Birmingham?
EA Birmingham is EA WorldView’s section where the best academic research meets the best public engagement on today’s issues of concern. University of Birmingham scholars, both faculty and postgraduates, draw on their expertise to illuminate the reality of confiict and the hope for cooperation, be it over democracy, migration, humanitarian aid, civil rights, or international relations.
Within EA Birmingham, you’ll find or initiatives such as the Populism Project. We will be co-publishing the articles of Birmingham colleagues on outlets such The Conversation, and featuring their analysis in the media.
The day of the ivory tower is long gone. From the heart of Birmingham and the tower of Old Joe, welcome to our window to the world.
Unfiltered video and podcast: Professor Andy Lymer and Joanna Elson of the Money Advice Trust discuss whether people in problem debt should try to saveread more
Political WorldView takes apart Donald Trump’s visit to UK, looking not only at royal treatment but also Trump’s intervention in British domestic politics.read more
Political WorldView’s reading of politics around Mueller Report on Trump-Russia, from Administration attempt at burial to consequences for Trump & Democratsread more
Political WorldView on Independent Group and challenges to main parties: “We must emphasize how important Brexit has been in reshaping UK party politics.”read more
Political WorldView looks at crowded field of Democrats running for President in 2020. Can candidates get past “batshit crazy” of Trump to focus on issues?read more
Political WorldView podcast on Venezuela’s crisis: Will military — & Russia — sustain Nicolas Maduro in power despite protests & international pressure?read more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest diversion from criticism of his Government, including its mishandling of Coronavirus crisis: TV press conferencesread more
“Iran’s leaders will try to avoid repeat of November’s protests by blaming US, but this approach cannot be sustained forever — or maybe even for months.”read more
Scott Lucas, with Pat Kenny, discusses Donald Trump’s inaction over US intelligence on Russian bounties for Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistanread more
Did Donald Trump protect President Vladimir Putin over any US response to a Russian bounty for the Taliban’s killing of US troops in Afghanistan?read more
“If you cannot trust UK government to play by rules, if you cannot trust it over housing, economy, security — why should you and I be held to any rules?”read more
“Triple distraction” of Trump’s executive order on statues: 1) from issues of Black Lives Matter; 2) from Coronavirus surge in US; 3) from decline in pollsread more
Will Joe Biden enter White House in November, with Donald Trump blamed for mismanagement Coronavirus pandemic? In our latest US Week in Review, I spoke with talkRADIO's Nick De Bois on Saturday about Coronavirus, with a surge in cases and an "Absent Without Leave"...read more
UK Week in Review: “Government of chancers”, led by Chancer-in-Chief Prime Minister Boris Johnson, over Coronavirus and a dodgy $1 billion development dealread more