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2019

January

22/01/19
25/01/19

February

05/02/19
13/02/19
  • Meet us in Geneva
  • Join staff, students and alumni from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

March

05/03/19
06/03/19
  • 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.

11/03/19
12/03/19
13/03/19
14/03/19
18/03/19
26/03/19
  • Disarmament in Africa
  • Dr Eka Ikpe (Kings College London), Elli Kytomaki (Chatham House / EK Consulting) & Olamide Samuel (SOAS)

April

03/04/19
  • India's Foreign Policy
  • Professor Harsh V. Pant (King's College London), Dr. Avinash Paliwal (SOAS), Dr Thorsten Wojczewski (King's College London)
26/04/19
29/04/19
  • 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)

May

20/05/19
20/05/19
21/05/19
22/05/19
23/05/19
24/05/19

June

17/06/19
18/06/19
19/06/19
20/06/19
25/06/19

July

11/07/19
17/07/19
31/07/19

August

30/08/19

October

02/10/19
14/10/19
17/10/19
  • 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.

28/10/19
29/10/19
  • CISD Pub Quiz!!
  • Join us on Tuesday 29 October in the SU Bar for the CISD Pub Quiz!

30/10/19
  • 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. 

30/10/19
31/10/19
  • 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.

November

12/11/19
  • 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)
19/11/19
  • 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. 

25/11/19
26/11/19
  • 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.

28/11/19
  • 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.