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Leading experts on Afghanistan to address the country's prospects and Western perceptions at SOAS

SOAS, University of London and Chatham House bring together leading scholars, the former UN Deputy Envoy to Afghanistan and the former World Bank Country Manager for Afghanistan, to discuss the prospects for Afghanistan and Western perceptions of the country.

10th March 2014

Gilbert Achcar new book pic SOAS scholar receives Phoenix Award at prestigious ceremony in Beirut

Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London was presented with the Phoenix Award for his latest book The People Want at a prestigious ceremony held in Beirut last week.

23rd January 2014

SOAS scholars shape BBC Radio 4 series on Making of the Modern Arab World

SOAS scholars from across the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Department of Development Studies contributed to BBC Radio 4’s four-part series on ‘The Making of the Modern Arab World’.

9th January 2014

SOAS event to address development challenges in Afghanistan

The present development situation in Afghanistan will be addressed at the ‘Development Challenges in Afghanistan’ panel discussion at SOAS, University of London on Thursday 12 December 2013.

11th December 2013

SOAS alumnus uses comic book format to raise awareness of conflict related issues

Benjamin Dix, BA Development and Geography (2003), is reaching out to the masses and hitting the headlines with his innovative use of interactive comics to represent stories of humanitarian and conflict related issues.


6th December 2013

Adam Hanieh book pic The changing political economy of the region is essential to understanding the Arab uprisings, says SOAS scholar in latest book

Dr Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London examines major shifts in the Middle Eastern political economy to achieve a fuller understanding of the Arab uprisings.

28th November 2013

SOAS collaborates with University of Johannesburg to support teaching on governance and development

SOAS, University of London scholars recently attended the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto Campus to support the development of the UJ School of Leadership teaching programme.

21st November 2013

Gilbert Achcar new book pic SOAS Professor’s book on Arab uprising wins the Phoenix Award 2013

Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London, won the Phoenix Award 2013 for his exploration of the Arab uprising in The People Want (French title: Le Peuple veut) jointly with well-known French author Sorj Chalandon for his novel Le Quatrième mur.

15th November 2013

SOAS scholar’s campaign for greater access to UNWCC archive triumphs

Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London, has succeeded in leading a campaign for a full copy of the archive documenting thousands of cases against accused World War II criminals in Europe and Asia.

7th November 2013

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