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Secret war crimes indictments of thousands of Nazis revealed by SOAS researchers to be debated by UN panel and leading lawyers

The United Nations Department of Public Information is hosting a panel discussion on records from the London-based United Nations War Crimes Commission of 1943-1948. The records have just been made public after 65 years following efforts led by Dr Dan Plesch and Shanti Sattler of the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London.

6th November 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant vacancies

Applications are invited at Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) level by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy for 2014/15.

28th August 2014

Colin Shindler SOAS scholar presents research on Israel’s relations with the world powers

Professor Colin Shindler, Pears Senior Research Fellow in Israel Studies at SOAS, University of London has edited and provided an introduction to a new book that explores Israel’s diplomatic alliances beyond the Middle East.

30th July 2014

SOAS scholar addresses EU’s Energy and Climate Change policy at House of Commons

Dr Harald Heubaum, Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy, spoke to the UK House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group on European Reform on a panel session entitled ‘What role can the EU play in improving European countries' energy security?’

26th June 2014

SOAS-led legal discoveries endorsed by Justice Goldstone reinforce Summit efforts to end sexual violence in conflict

A five-year research project led by SOAS, University of London on a collection of World War II archives, held in secret for sixty years, has been published in a new paper which questions the assumption today that rape was not prosecuted as a war crime until after the post-Yugoslavia wars of the 1990s.

9th June 2014

UN invites SOAS academic to present research to sixty five nation Disarmament Conference

Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London recently discussed his research into global disarmament policy with Kofi Annan at a University of London event.

22nd May 2014

SOAS students host disarmament meeting in Geneva

SOAS students Bodil Jacobsen, Kevin Miletic and Alexandra Tsamados organised and chaired a side meeting at the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Intercessional Meetings on 9 April 2014. The students are part of project SCRAP – Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation

16th May 2014

World Bank Chief of Staff addresses SOAS students

Yvonne Tsikata, Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of the President of the World Bank, addressed SOAS students to discuss the relevancy of the World Bank how it is striving to position itself for a post-2015 world.

16th May 2014

SOAS students discuss SCRAP project and global disarmament at UN

A group of SOAS Masters students in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) attended the United Nations meeting as delegates of SCRAP (Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation) in Geneva last month.

14th March 2014

SOAS collaborates with University of Johannesburg to support teaching on governance and development

SOAS, University of London scholars recently attended the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto Campus to support the development of the UJ School of Leadership teaching programme.

21st November 2013

SOAS scholar’s campaign for greater access to UNWCC archive triumphs

Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London, has succeeded in leading a campaign for a full copy of the archive documenting thousands of cases against accused World War II criminals in Europe and Asia.

7th November 2013

SOAS Global Diplomacy programme excels in first year

The MA Global Diplomacy (Distance Learning) programme introduced at SOAS, University of London in conjunction with the University of London International Academy earlier this year, has excelled in student engagement and attainment, global reach and retention rates at the start of the 2013/14 academic year

24th October 2013

SOAS students SOAS ranked in London top four and sixth in UK for academic reputation

SOAS is one of the top four universities in London, sixth in the UK for academic reputation and one of the most cosmopolitan universities in the world according to two recent league tables

26th September 2013

Mashood Baderin SOAS scholar presents report to UN Human Rights Council

Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London presented his report on the Sudan to the UN Human Rights Council on 25 September 2013.

25th September 2013

SOAS scholar helps to open Nazi-era war crimes cases archive

Thousands of Nazi-era war crimes cases are now available online as a result of a campaign led by Dr Dan Plesch, chair of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD).

7th August 2013

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