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December 2019

SOAS alumni in UK General Elections

SOAS alumni David Lammy MP (LLB, 1993) and Catherine West MP (MA Chinese Studies, 2006) re-elected in UK 2019 General Elections

 

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2019/ 2020

2019/ 2020 Magazine now available online

The 2019 SOAS World alumni magazine is now available online! Full of SOAS and alumni news, interviews and features

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2019/ 2020

SOAS rises in University league tables

SOAS University of London has been ranked in UK’s top twenty universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking. The rankings place SOAS 13th in the UK and 57th in the world, rising 4 places from 61st in 2019.

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28 October 2019

SOAS alumnus Maro Itoje named Player of the Match

SOAS politics graduate Maro Itoje was named Player of the Match in England’s Rugby World Cup semi-final victory on Saturday against the All Blacks. We are immensely proud to have Maro as an alumnus and as someone who speaks out about issues in modern society and cites his studies at SOAS as a formative part of his outlook on life.

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10 January - 20 March

Multiple exhibitions at the SOAS Brunei Gallery

From January to March, the Brunei Gallery will be showcasing four different exhibitions

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27 January 2020

Book and Talk: the SOAS alumni book club

Join us on Monday 27th January, 6:30 - 8pm in the Main SOAS building, Room RG01, for the SOAS alumni book club. For more details and to register, email

alumni@soas.ac.uk

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13 January 2020

Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism and the Dark Sides of Social Policy in China

Talk by Professor Jane Duckett, hosted by the SOAS China Institute

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24 February

The London Middle East Institute and SOAS Alumni present: Islamist Occidentalism: Sayyid Quṭb and the Western Other

SOAS Alumna Nadia Duvall (History PhD, 2016) will be here to discuss her new book, Islamist Occidentalism: Sayyid Quṭb and the Western Other

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Among the different institutions I have attended, this is the one I am proud of saying it is my alma mater because it is somewhere I really learnt something new rather than just expand on my high school knowledge. (...) I have moved out and about between different countries and (...) I have met alumni in unexpected places.

Charles Lor (MSc Violence, Conflict, and Development; 2002) 

 

 

Quite Ironically, I came into SOAS wanting to qualify in the bar and go into human rights, I came out understanding the world functions around economic development and I could work in the corporate world and yet be an instrument of change. I began to understand that it is better to be within the system and create progress rather than against it.

Nimisha Sara Philip (LLB, 2015)

 

 

 

I have been lucky to be able to put to use both my practical training as an economist and the regional focus on the Middle East in my career. For instance, with the Aga Khan Development Network, I worked in Syria for over a year, and in Canada’s Foreign Service, I have served in Ramallah. In my current role in Washington, I get to focus more on economic issues, both in the US and as they apply to international development.

Hussein Hirji (Development Economics, 2007)

 

 

 

SOAS challenges you on what you think you already know – we all have countries that we might defend or not defend – but then you meet people who may be from those regions who tell you how it is really on the ground. The different views and perspectives is a huge strength. I’d give SOAS a ten out of ten. It’s a great place to be. It’s also a very friendly and welcoming, and you settle in very quickly.

Nicholas Oniwon, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, 2013

 

 

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