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
After protracted in-fighting and defeat in December’s UK Election, “Labour Party members have to decide how much more hostility surviving MPs can absorb”.read more
“Never mind Windrush Scandal and dehumanizing of immigrants, replaced with targets: in post-election,’Brexit’ UK, ‘hostile environment’ is here to stay.”read more
In era marked by changing communities and loss of traditional support networks, and by contact via social media, how can we deal with loneliness?read more
“Trump can probably expect a more obsequious disposition from Boris Johnson’s UK towards US. But future US administrations may regret consequences.”read more
Did Brexit really win UK Election? Matthew Cole and Hasan Patel discuss outcome for the Conservative and Labour Parties, and what happens to Britain now.read more
“After Corbyn, Labour now needs time for reflection with debate, dialogue, and open discussion. It needs to be conversation informed by facts and outcome.”read more
How Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan’s military became best friends, with “ties likely to bind until leaders on both sides bid farewell to positions”read more
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has "made the best impact" in UK campaign --- but what happens outside Scotland? Dr Matt Cole of EA and the University of Birmingham speaks with Hasan Patel about the state of the UK General Election, with five days to go...read more