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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 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 professor analyses current Egypt unrest

In a video interview with AFP recorded on the 4 July, SOAS Professor Gilbert Achcar (Department of Development Studies) provides an analysis of the current unrest in Egypt in light of his recently released book, The People Want: A Radical exploration of the Arab Uprising. 

5th July 2013

Distance Learning Masters in Global Diplomacy launched by SOAS

MA Global Diplomacy, launching in April 2013, is a new distance learning programme offered by SOAS, University of London, combining rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice.

6th March 2013

SOAS commended at UN presentation for disarmament strategy UN Director General praises SOAS disarmament project

The Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has described SOAS’ disarmament project a Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) as interesting and innovative, saying “it is his hope that the SCRAP project can provide inspiration to reverse these trends [towards war] – urgently.”

4th March 2013

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