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SOAS’ Department of Politics and International Studies in UK top 10 for impact of its research

The significant impact of SOAS politics research has been recognised through the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London is ranked 8th out of 56 for the outstanding and very considerable impacts of its research.

18th December 2014

MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN Book Launch 13th January 2015

"MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN" Book Launch followed by a Reception - 6pm - 8pm

13th January 2015 at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)

EVERYBODY WELCOME, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

15th December 2014

SOAS lecturer Kristin Surak Deutsche Welle Interview

The Abe’s win at the polls in Japan’s snap elections December 14 signal a democracy in disarray and portend a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.

15th December 2014

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam SOAS scholar edits new series on boundaries of the Middle East

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London, is co-editor of a new book series, The Global Middle East.

27th November 2014

Felix Berenskoetter presents book project on concept analysis at University of Cambridge

On Friday 14 November Dr Felix Berenskoetter was invited to give a talk on 'Approaches to Concept Analysis in International Relations' in the POLIS Department at the University of Cambridge. The talk drew on the book he is currently editing entitled 'Concepts in World Politics'.

17th November 2014

Kristin Surak interviewed by Deutsche Welle

Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics, was interviewed by Deutsche Welle about the first meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Chinese President Xi.  The interview can be read here.

11th November 2014

SOAS scholar addresses Colombian government on peace and justice processes

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, recently addressed the Colombian government on lessons learned from peace and justice processes in central Africa. Dr Clark was invited to give advice in the context of the current peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels taking place in Havana, Cuba.

15th October 2014

Former SOAS student postponed studies to run for Presidency of Somalia’s semi-autonomous enclave Puntland

Earlier this year, Abdi-Wali Gurey, a former part-time PhD student in Politics and International Relations at SOAS, put his studies on hold in order to return to his homeland of Somalia and run for the Presidency of Puntland, a semi-autonomous enclave of the war-torn country.

14th October 2014

SOAS to host seminars on ISIS and ‘caliphate’ this month

SOAS, University of London will be hosting events on the latest crises in the Middle East, ISIS and the meaning of 'caliphate'. Leading scholars specialising on the Middle East across disciplines such as politics, history and gender studies will examine the historical roots of ‘caliphate’ in the region and critically address its ramifications for the region and the world at large this month.

19th September 2014

Laleh Khalili ESRC Grant

Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics 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. Military Mobilities and Mobilising Movements in the Middle East will examine the role of war, trade and commerce, and struggles over citizenship and labour rights in the making of ports, transport infrastructure, and shipping in the Middle East. 

19th September 2014

SOAS debate: revisiting 1914-18 for the classroom and beyond

Leading historians and political experts debate the significance of global empires in World War One in the context of a more inclusive history curriculum at a public round table at SOAS, University of London on 18 September 2014.

10th September 2014

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