SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

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  • The Management of International Organisations
  • Saheed Adegbite (United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • Saheed will share insights and experiences from his combined private and public sector experience bringing valuable multiple perspectives amplified by a deep knowledge of the operational business models of diverse intergovernmental organizations within security, diplomacy, international trade and sustainable development. 

  • Discussion with H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United Kingdom
  • H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia in the UK, will discuss Ethiopia’s current foreign policy priorities, and share his reflections on the country’s strategic position in the Horn of Africa.

  • The Diplomacy of Decolonization
  • Professor Alanna O'Malley (Leiden University / The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) + more TBC
  • Professor Alanna O’Malley discusses the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, revealing how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted with the Cold War.