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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

We Are Iraqis SOAS scholar receives Arab American Book Award for exploration of what it means to be Iraqi

Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at the 2014 Arab American Book Award for her co-edited book on what it means to be Iraqi.

22nd August 2014

SOAS academic presents new book on life and legacy of Khomeini

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.  

7th August 2014

Another successful year for the SOAS Academic Summer School

The SOAS Academic Summer School 2014 built on the success of last year and doubled student figures. This year's intake of students attended nine courses, covering areas such as development, politics, migration, Jawi, culture and society, law and Arabic.

5th August 2014

The Hizbullah Phenomenon SOAS scholars address Hizbullah’s political communication in latest book

Experts from the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) at SOAS, University of London have provided a detailed historical analysis of the political communication strategies of Hizbullah, the leading political group in Lebanon, in new book.

30th July 2014

Adam Jogee SOAS student youngest candidate to win seat in Haringey local elections

Adam Jogee, due to graduate this summer at SOAS, University of London with a BA in History, has won a seat in the local elections in Haringey held on 22 May 2014. The Labour Councillor is also the youngest candidate in the district to stand at this year’s elections.

3rd July 2014

Dr Fabian Stremmel SOAS PhD graduate honoured in 2014 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize

SOAS, University of London PhD graduate Dr Fabian Stremmel has been awarded an 'Honourable Mention' by the 2014 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for his thesis.

26th June 2014

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