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SCRAP collaborates with the Vatican for online event that promotes global ceasefire

The SCRAP Weapons team at CISD, SOAS University of London will join five Cardinals, and messengers from other faiths in discussing the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) project, in furtherance of global ceasefire.

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SCI launches new Podcast series and Blog

On Tuesday 09 February 2021 the SOAS China Institute launched a new weekly podcast series, China In Context, hosted by Duncan Bartlett, Editor of Asian Affairs magazine and a former BBC presenter.

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UKRI and AHRC awards SOAS Library Research Grant of nearly £1 million

The grant will be used for improving the library’s environmental systems by upgrading the heating, ventilation and arc conditioning (HVAC) systems in its archives, manuscripts, museum objects and rare books stores.

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The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research have released their call for papers

The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research have just released their Call for Papers – get in touch with them at rsa_journal@soas.ac.uk for more details, submission guidelines and to submit your paper.

 

 

 

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20 March 2021

Karachi alumni meet up

Special guided tour and alumni meet up, held by your Alumni Ambassador for Karachi, Javed Riaz. Javed is an LLM Human Rights Law graduate from SOAS, and now Dy. Inspector General of Police at South Zone, Karachi. Email us to attend on alumni@soas.ac.uk

4 May 2021

What does a world with less water mean for the Middle East?

In this talk, Peter Schwartzstein will trade off years of environmental reporting across the Middle East to explore what a water crisis of this magnitude could mean for lives and livelihoods, while also delving into the potential implications for governance and regional stability.

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25 March 2021

Creating connections for untold stories: video, films and festivals

Creating connections for untold stories: video, films and festivals as spaces of memory, identity, meaning and transformation. Three films by talented SOAS alumni filmmakers

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20 March 2021

Global Challenges Forum

Our online Global Challenges Forum on Saturday 20 March, will bring in experts on law, development, politics and gender, to address these ever-changing issues, and to look at how we can positively make an impact.

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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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