2021-2022 Events


4 May: Seminar
Does the Battle Ever End? Negative Interactions Outside of Campaigns
Speaker: Željko Poljak (University of Antwerp)
Chair and Convener: William Daniel (University of Nottingham)

3 May: Seminar
On a Slippery Slope? Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
Speakers: Licia Cianetti (Birmingham), Zsolt Enyedi (CEU) and Michael Bernhard (Florida)
Chair and Convener: Tim Haughton (Birmingham)




16 March: Seminar
The Power of Place: How Geographic Resentment is Realigning our Politics
Speaker: David Parker (Montana State)
Discussant: Neema Begum (University of Nottingham)
Chair and Convener: William Daniel (University of Nottingham)


9 March: Seminar
Not Just One Day Heroes: Symbolic representation in Britain
Speaker: Ekaterina Kolpinskaya (University of Exeter)
Chair and Convenor: William Daniel (University of Nottingham)


23 February: Seminar
Rebuilding European Democracy: Resistance and Renewal in an Illiberal Age
Speaker: Richard Youngs (Carnegie Europe / University of Warwick)
Discussant and Chair: Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham)


2 February: A special POLSIS/REPRESENT Seminar
Englishness: The Force Transforming British Politics
Speaker: Ailsa Henderson (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Peter Kerr (University of Birmingham)
Convenor: Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham)


8 December: Seminar
Speakers: Ouborr Kutando (University of Birmingham), Nora Leach (University of Nottingham), Giovanni Schiazza (Horizon CDT, University of Nottingham) and Anna Silander (University of Nottingham)
Chair: Anna Silander (University of Nottingham)


18 November: A special POLSIS/REPRESENT/Temple University and Leiden University’s Central and East European Studies Centre Seminar
The Same Old Newness: the Elections in Bulgaria
Speakers: Maria Spirova (Leiden University), Emilia Zankina (Temple University Rome)and Yuxiang Lin (University of Birmingham)
Convenor: Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham)


17 November: A special POLSIS/REPRESENT Seminar
Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence
Speakers: Natasha Lindstaedt (University of Essex) and Licia Cianetti (University of Birmingham)
Convenor: Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham)


27 October: Seminar
Democracy Promotion: An Appraisal
Speaker: Bann-Seng Tan (Ashoka University)
Convenor: Fernando Casal Bértoa (University of Nottingham)


6 October: A specialPOLSIS/IGES/REPRESENT Seminar
A Changing of the Guard? The 2021 German Elections
Speakers: Isabelle Hertner (Kings College London) and Ed Turner (Aston University)
Convenor: Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham)

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