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SOAS part of new £7.2m research collaboration to develop metrics for agriculture and nutrition

New partnership wins £7.2m from Department of International Development (DFID) for five-year research project developing scientific evidence to underpin effective policies and investments in agriculture for improved nutrition and health.

10th April 2014

SOAS scholar secures ESRC/DFID funding for research on parliaments and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia

Dr Emma Crewe, a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has received a grant of £501,930 from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Department for International Development (DFID) joint fund to research the role of MPs in public engagement and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

10th April 2014

SOAS scholar co-edits special edition of JEAS on Rwanda 20 years after genocide

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London has co-edited a special edition of the Journal of Eastern African Studies (JEAS) focusing on Rwanda 20 years after the genocide.

3rd April 2014

SOAS feminist scholar co-organises US event addressing feminist issues in Middle East

Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London has co-organised a major workshop in the US to host a range of leading feminist scholars to explore a range of feminist issues in the Middle East.

3rd April 2014

SOAS student explores fashion supply chain through internship scheme

Gabrielle Powell, an MSc Development Studies student at SOAS, University of London, secured an internship with ethical fashion retailer Pants to Poverty where she had the opportunity to put her course theory into practice.

2nd April 2014

SOAS stages Residential School in Mauritius to explore governance and development in Africa

The sixth Residential School will explore issues of governance and development in Africa through an intensive programme of lectures, seminars and workshops later this month.

26th March 2014

Senior Palestinian historian addresses packed audience at SOAS for first annual lecture by Centre for Palestine Studies

Famous Palestinian historian, Professor Walid Khalidi, founder and director of the Institute for Palestine Studies (Beirut and Washington), gave a lecture earlier this month on ‘Palestine and Palestine Studies One Century since the First World War and the Balfour Declaration’ to a packed audience at SOAS, University of London, including two Arab ambassadors and several journalists.

19th March 2014

SOAS Professor secures ESRC funding to explore development of transport infrastructure in Middle East

Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics at SOAS, University of London has secured £633,870 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore the development of cities, infrastructures, ports and transport in the Middle East and Gulf states.

11th March 2014

SOAS Professor gives talk at People’s Parliament

Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London presented a talk on ‘Citizen’s Income: A minor policy change that would transform our society’ at the People’s Parliament earlier this week.

6th March 2014

Gilbert Achcar new book pic SOAS scholar receives Phoenix Award at prestigious ceremony in Beirut

Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London was presented with the Phoenix Award for his latest book The People Want at a prestigious ceremony held in Beirut last week.

23rd January 2014

SOAS event to address development challenges in Afghanistan

The present development situation in Afghanistan will be addressed at the ‘Development Challenges in Afghanistan’ panel discussion at SOAS, University of London on Thursday 12 December 2013.

11th December 2013

SOAS alumnus uses comic book format to raise awareness of conflict related issues

Benjamin Dix, BA Development and Geography (2003), is reaching out to the masses and hitting the headlines with his innovative use of interactive comics to represent stories of humanitarian and conflict related issues.


6th December 2013

SOAS hosts London launch for children’s book combating corruption in Liberia

In recognition of International Anti-corruption Day on Monday 9 December, the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, will host the London book launch for the anti-corruption primer for children, Gbagba, written by Development Studies PhD student Robtel Neajai Pailey.

5th December 2013

Adam Hanieh book pic The changing political economy of the region is essential to understanding the Arab uprisings, says SOAS scholar in latest book

Dr Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London examines major shifts in the Middle Eastern political economy to achieve a fuller understanding of the Arab uprisings.

28th November 2013

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