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
Trump Administration uses a “Wizard of Oz” trade deal with UK to weaken European Union and to get London’s support for US in conflicts with Iran and China.read more
Johnson’s Brexit: “He might be portrayed not as the man of the people but as King Boris. Perhaps the Prime Minister should be careful what he wishes for.”read more
In Follow Me, Akhi, journalist Hussein Kesvani shows how, despite acts of few misguided people, UK Muslims use Internet to create safer world for themselvesread more
Scott Lucas and David Dunn on El Paso and Dayton mass killings, and how Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant language may have empowered white supremacist attackerread more
What are prospects for new UK Government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and for his hard Brexit — after Parliamentary majority reduced to single MP?read more
With more than 71 million refugees, “Western countries are directly responsible for disastrous failure, political and humanitarian, of this system”.read more
“As people are questioning value of democracy in Western states, Africa’s populations are prepared to fight to prevent one-man, one-party, or military rule.”read more
Reviewing state of democracy around world: “While democracy has idea of political fairness at its heart, it doesn’t always have idea of economic fairness.”read more