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.
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
An interview with Patrick Porter about the motives and maneuvers behind Prime Minister Tony Blair’s fateful 2003 decision to join the US in the invasion of Iraq, and the consequences for both countriesread more
Statistics of rising deaths of rough sleepers inadverently show: “We want to care, but the way we engage suggests we have an aversion to the homeless.”read more
“We will take to streets. protesting. Enough silence about what’s going on. We cannot watch Iraq being destroyed when we have armies of jobless and poor.”read more
“After the financial crisis and numerous scandals, policymakers in the UK and the US made bank culture a top priority. Everything and nothing changed.”read more
“A gender-sensitive UK Parliament should not be regarded as a ‘woman’s problem’. We need to change ‘mainstream’ institutional structure.” Here’s how to do it.read more
“Pakistan may have to revise outdated foreign policy. Otherwise, Islamabad may struggle to convert bilateral ties into support for its position on Kashmir.”read more
"London Fashion Week is a platform that could reach millions" Originally written for the Birmingham Business School Blog: Fashion Weeks have been around for more than 50 years. They have set the trend for fashion lovers worldwide. But can they continue? Recently,...read more
“Bank of England may raise interest rates in event of a No Deal Brexit. And that could add to the economic disaster of the crash-out of the European Union.”read more
“Facebook’s digital currency Libra is one of new types of complex geopolitical battles unfolding in the institutionally uncharted territory of cyberspace.”read more