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
If both the ruling Conservative Party and opposition Labour are in trouble in UK politics amid Brexit, is there alternative through progressive coalition?read more
Biden took the initiative with that one phrase, “Basic Rules of the Road”: “Are you going to adhere to these, President Putin, or risk your credibility?”read more
Novelist and political writer Ece Temelkuran on how we can pursue a productive, progressive politics — and maintain “Faith Over Hope” while doing it.read more
Following G7 summit, is there a way to avoid confrontation with China while dealing with the political, economics, and human rights issues?read more
Current issues in the US-Turkish relationship and whether conflict or compromise is likely in the future, notably over Kurdish control of northeast Syriaread more
G7 Summit: To what extent are statements on Coronavirus vaccines, climate change, and infrastructure “real” in terms of effective global action?read more
Amid the rise of far right movements — some of them calling themselves “populist” — what hope is there for liberal democracy? Cas Mudde offers insight.read more
The UK finds that European allies matter more to the US than London does — and international law matters more than ties of history and language.read more