- The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
Professor John J Mearsheimer
- A Richer Paradigm of International Criminal Justice: Part I
Dr Phil Clark, Dr Leah Owen and Dr Dan Plesch
- Japan’s renewables push in the shadow of Fukushima - Professor LLewelyn Hughes
Professor LLewelyn Hughes (Australian National University)
- Networking Session
Felicity Bush - Careers
- Meet us in Geneva
Join staff, students and alumni from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
- A Richer Paradigm of International Criminal Justice: Part II
Dr Phil Clark, Dr Leah Owen and Dr Dan Plesch
- Annual Law Lecture: In Search of the International Law of Cyberspace
Professor Michael Schmitt
We welcome Professor Michael Schmitt to deliver the 17th Annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law lecture "In Search of the International Law of Cyberspace: A Travelogue", in partnership with United Nations Association Westminster and The Bar Council of England and Wales.
- CISD Annual Lecture: Women in Diplomacy
Professor Ann Towns
Professor Ann Towns, winner of the 2018 Bertha Lutz Prize for Women in Diplomacy, delivers the CISD Annual Lecture.
- Afghanistan: Strategic and Geopolitical Perspectives
Dr Orzala Nemat
- Can the Banks be Trusted Again?
Suvro Dutta, Partner, KPMG.
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Environment: Climate change and art, oceans and gender
Gina Heathcote (Centre for Gender Studies), and Roslyn Taplin (Centre for Economic Development and Policy)
- Israel’s Long War with Hezbollah
Dr. Raphael D. Marcus (King's College London)
- 40 Years of Struggle - The Iranian Revolution & Political Communication
Professor Annabelle Sreberny, Dr. Gholam Khiabany, Dr. Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
- Disarmament in Africa
Dr Eka Ikpe (Kings College London), Elli Kytomaki (Chatham House / EK Consulting) & Olamide Samuel (SOAS)
- India's Foreign Policy
Professor Harsh V. Pant (King's College London), Dr. Avinash Paliwal (SOAS), Dr Thorsten Wojczewski (King's College London)
- The Salisbury Poisonings: one year after
Dr Richard Guthrie
- Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba
Professor C. Christine Fair (Georgetown University), Dr. Matthw Nelson (SOAS), Dr Ayesha Siddiqa (SOAS), Dr Walter Ladwig (Kings College London), Dr Sarah Ashraf (ISD Global)
- Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates
Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Event to mark the publication of Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab book Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates
- The data revolution: solving the climate crisis
Dr Harald Heubaum (SOAS); Felicia Jackson (SOAS)
- Virtual Ritual / Digitising Endangered Languages
Dr Sarah Stewart (SOAS)
- Anti-Corruption / Self-Destruction of the Planet
Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Pallavi Roy (SOAS)
- Cyber-Diplomacy: international affairs in the digital age
Dr. Corneliu Bjola (Oxford), Shaun Riordan, Dr. J.Simon Rofe (SOAS), plus more TBC
- Global Studies Day 2019
Kevin Rosier (CISD); Jonas Mikkelsen (CISD); Kevin Miletic (CISD); plus more
- Militia Man: Film Screening and Q&A with the Director
Lisa Clifford (journalist, formerly of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting)
- International Justice in Africa
Justice Richard Goldstone, Dr Dan Plesch (CISD SOAS), + more TBC. Chair: Professor Fareda Banda (CAS SOAS)
- Accountability for War Criminals: lost lessons from WW2
Justice Richard Goldstone, Dr Dan Plesch (CISD), Megan Hirst (Doughty Street Chambers)
- Amitav Acharya and Barry Buzan in conversation with Dan Plesch
Professor Amitav Acharya (American University, Washington), Professor Barry Buzan (LSE), Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), chaired by Dr Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS)
- Nuclear War & Peace in the age of Trump
Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Chair: Henrietta Wilson (Bristol)
- On the origin of Crimes Against Humanity - an American Hero: A discussion of FDR's Ambassador for war crimes prosecution, Congressman Herbert Pell
Dr Graham Cox (University of North Texas), Dr Dan Plesch (CISD SOAS), Chair: Leah Owen, Oxford University
- Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula
Professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University), Dr Simon Rofe (CISD SOAS)
- Global Public Policy and Global Security and Strategy
Dr Harald Heubaum and Professor Michael Charney
- Situating the Arms Trade Treaty in the Global Arms Control Context
Rachel Stohl (Stimson), Marc Finaud (Geneca Centre for Security Policy), Martin Butcher (Oxfam)
- Three Australian Cultural Fields: Art, Media and Sport
Emeritus Professor David Rowe, Western Sydney University; Professor Deborah Stevenson, Western Sydney University
- Women in Diplomacy: Bertha Lutz Prize Lecture with Professor Sylvia Bashevkin
Professor Sylvia Bashevkin (University of Toronto), Dr Jennifer Cassidy (Oxford), Marissa Conway (Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy), Chair: Afiyah Alim (SOAS)
2019 Bertha Lutz Prize winner Professor Sylvia Bashevkin asks do we trace the consequences of women’s participation in politics?
- Dr. Strangelove Screening + Discussion
Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS) + More tbc
CISD & SCRAP Weapons co-host a screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
- Customization and output legitimacy in the European Union
Dr. Eva Thomann (University of Exeter)
- CISD Pub Quiz!!
Join us on Tuesday 29 October in the SU Bar for the CISD Pub Quiz!
- Stop the Turkish State's Invasion of North East Syria
Dilar Dirk (Oxford University), Osman Baydemir (HDP Party), Rohash Shexo (Roj Women's Association), Simon Dubbins (Unite)
SOAS Kurdish Society and SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) warmly invites all for a timely panel discussion on the latest developments in North East Syria and the realities of the humanitarian crisis taking place as a result of the recent offensive by Turkey.
- Oxfam CEO Danny Sriskandarajah in conversation with Valerie Amos
Danny Sriskandarajah (Oxfam), Baroness Valerie Amos (SOAS)
Danny Sriskandarajah, the new CEO of Oxfam GB ‘in conversation’ with SOAS Director Valerie Amos.
- Can the Banks be trusted again?
Suvro Dutta (KPMG)
KPMG's Suvro Dutta will talk about whether banks are safe and can be trusted now, or if the sector need further reforms – in the UK and internationally.
- Symposium on the critical role of Interdisciplinary thinking
Professor Cristina Dondi (Oxford), Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Matti Pohjonen (SOAS), Feja Lesniewska (SOAS), Dr Awino Okech (SOAS), Dr Dr Annabel de Frece (SOAS), Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Virginia McLean (Learn2Think), Rhian Sellier (Learn2Think)
- 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.
- We the People Film Festival #8, The State against Mandela and the others
The We The Peoples Film Festival screens the best new films on human rights, development, peace and the environment.
- 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), Chair: Dr Michael Amoah (SOAS)
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.