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First-hand perspectives on peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Political figures from different sides of the Sri Lankan conflict come together at SOAS to discuss their experiences of peace building: ‘Public Dialogue on Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka’ on 1 July 2015

19th June 2015

SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy awarded £85,000 for disarmament project

The School’s Centre for International Security and Diplomacy (CISD) has been awarded £85,000 in combined funding for the next two years to support its signature SCRAP nuclear disarmament project.

16th June 2015

model UN conference 3 SOAS students recognised as ‘Outstanding Delegates’ at model UN conference

Students from the SOAS’ Centre for International Diplomacy (CISD) have been recognised by their peers as ‘Outstanding Delegates’ at the 2015 Model United Nations Conference in New York.  

23rd April 2015

Innovative online course at SOAS makes shortlist for the Guardian University Awards 2015

SOAS, University of London’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been shortlisted in this year’s Guardian University Awards 2015.

4th March 2015

SOAS students organise disarmament workshop at UN event in Geneva

A cohort of SOAS students held a panel discussion on disarmament at a meeting of the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday 11 February.

19th February 2015

CISD partners with United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London has entered into a formal, multi-year collaboration with the Global Mechanism (GM), the financial facility of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

27th January 2015

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

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