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SOAS scholars contribute to major BBC Radio 4 programme on human rights

SOAS University of London scholars Alfredo Saad Filho, Professor of Political Economy and Stephen Hopgood, Professor in International Relations contributed to a major two-part BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Are Human Rights Really Universal?’

 

29th April 2016

Islam and the West: The Clash That Never Was

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam gives inaugural lecture at the University of Hamburg organized by SOAS alumni Jan Wilkens.

20th April 2016

UN Foundation lists SOAS student as ‘People to Watch Who Want to Change the World’

The UN Foundation has named SOAS University of London PhD student Michael Edward “Eddie” Walsh as one of its people to watch who want to change the world.

14th April 2016

SOAS academic receives Leverhulme Research Fellowship to study the spread of formal citizenship by investment programs

Dr Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics at SOAS University of London, has received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship of £50,000 to examine the development and spread of citizenship by investment programs

31st March 2016

SOAS moves up in the world’s elite

SOAS, University of London is moving up among the world’s elite institutions with eleven of its subject areas across a broad range of disciplines now scoring highly in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

23rd March 2016

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam in BBC Four documentary ‘The Shah of Iran's Ultimate Party’

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor of Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies, at SOAS University of London features in a major BBC Four documentary on the lavish party thrown by the Shah of Iran in 1971, which marked the break between the so-called 'king of kings' and the people of Iran he reigned over.

19th February 2016

Gerasimos Tsourapas wins Two Academic Awards

Gerasimos Tsourapas Wins Two Academic Awards

27th November 2015

SOAS Nohoudh Scholar talks on Islamaphobia at Québec University

SOAS’ 2015-16 Nohoudh Scholar, Farrah Sheikh, recently appeared as a special invited guest at a conference on Islamaphobia at the Université du Québec à Montréal in conjunction with the University of Berkeley’s Centre for Race and Gender.

4th November 2015

ISA logo Gerasimos Tsourapas Wins International Studies Association Workshop Grant

Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies wins prestigious grant from the International Studies Association.

9th October 2015

Sino-Japanese relations

Yuka Kobayashi was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 regarding Sino-Japanese relations.

14th August 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

Leslie Vinjamuri Dr Leslie Vinjamuri elected to Council of Chatham House

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, has been elected to the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

5th August 2015

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

Ms Elizabeth Wright SOAS alumna recognised in Queen's birthday honours for services to the understanding of China

Elizabeth Wright has been made Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's birthday honours.

13th June 2015

SOAS PhD scholar awarded grant for Boko Haram research project

SOAS, University of London PhD scholar Rev Barkindo Atta Athanasius has been awarded a grant worth $7,500 by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his research project on Boko Haram.

21st May 2015

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