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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

Boko Haram and post-conflict reconstruction in northern Nigeria

SOAS PhD scholars Atta Barkindo and Ini Dele-Adedeji will discuss post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in northern Nigeria. This will be in light of the recent gains made by the country’s armed forces against Boko Haram.

11th May 2015

Politics and International Studies in UK’s top five in latest QS rankings

The Department of Politics and International Studies has been ranked fourth in the UK in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.  The Department was ranked 35th in the world, placing it among the world’s elite Politics departments.

30th 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

Dr. Michael Buehler interview with Sky News

Dr. Michael Buehler explained the local roots of the conflict in the Southern Phillippines between police and Islamist forces.

16th February 2015

Dr. Michael Buehler discusses Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia

Dr. Michael Buehler discusses Anwar Ibrahim on Voice of America news.

16th February 2015

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