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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

SOAS Professor joins Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion or belief

Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London has participated in two key events for promoting and protecting human rights, which includes becoming a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion or belief.

30th April 2014

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam book SOAS scholar’s work honoured by leading Middle East and North Africa publication

Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Reader in Comparative Politics and International Relations at SOAS, University of London has been described as a foremost thinker and commentator on the Middle East and Muslim world by online publication Muftah.

11th April 2014

SOAS scholar co-edits special edition of JEAS on Rwanda 20 years after genocide

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London has co-edited a special edition of the Journal of Eastern African Studies (JEAS) focusing on Rwanda 20 years after the genocide.

3rd April 2014

SOAS scholar attends CPA to debate elections in South Africa

Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London, attended an event held in Parliament’s Great Hall by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to debate the elections in South Africa with the South African High Commissioner HE Obed Mlaba.

2nd April 2014

SOAS students discuss SCRAP project and global disarmament at UN

A group of SOAS Masters students in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) attended the United Nations meeting as delegates of SCRAP (Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation) in Geneva last month.

14th March 2014

SOAS Professor secures ESRC funding to explore development of transport infrastructure in Middle East

Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics at SOAS, University of London 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.

11th March 2014

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

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