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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

SOAS scholar secures funding to explore role of leaders in reconciliation after mass violence

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative & International Politics at SOAS, University of London has been awarded $109,000 by the US-based Fetzer Institute to examine the role of leaders in encouraging peace, reconciliation and forgiveness in conflict-affected societies.

26th June 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

SOAS-led legal discoveries endorsed by Justice Goldstone reinforce Summit efforts to end sexual violence in conflict

A five-year research project led by SOAS, University of London on a collection of World War II archives, held in secret for sixty years, has been published in a new paper which questions the assumption today that rape was not prosecuted as a war crime until after the post-Yugoslavia wars of the 1990s.

9th June 2014

UN invites SOAS academic to present research to sixty five nation Disarmament Conference

Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London recently discussed his research into global disarmament policy with Kofi Annan at a University of London event.

22nd May 2014

SOAS scholar produces radio documentary on forgiveness and reconciliation

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London has co-directed and produced a radio documentary on the prospects for forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda and post-civil war northern Uganda, based on a two-year research project

9th May 2014

SOAS China Institute launch marks new global platform for academia and the wider world

SOAS, University of London officially launched the SOAS China Institute (SCI), an expert resource for the wider world of academia, business, policy and media, promoting interdisciplinary, language-based understanding of China, earlier this week.

2nd May 2014

CISD event in US hosts Justice Richard Goldstone to discuss human rights standards

‘Reinforcing Human Rights Standards’, co-organised by SOAS, University of London's Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) War Crimes Project, hosted Justice Richard Goldstone and a panel of international scholars for a discussion based on new research on uncovering lessons from the United Nations War Crimes Commissions (UNWCC) of 1943-1948 in the US earlier this week.

30th April 2014

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