School of Government and International Affairs
'Our graduates confidently face the future. They are globally engaged, analytically acute, culturally literate and grounded in a place, Durham, that won’t ever leave them, no matter where in the world they go – and they go everywhere.'
Professor John Williams, Head of Department
World Subject Rankings Success
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th. A record 18 Durham subjects are in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten. We are also ranked in world top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Find out more here.
We offer an education that goes beyond the job market, our education is about being better human beings and good citizens. Active citizenship requires awareness, participation plus the ability to understand and assess public debates.
We pride ourselves on turning students into independent researchers who take responsibility for their own learning. With 71% of the Department's research either Internationally Excellent or World Leading (REF 2014) we combine a long tradition of expertise with a depth of specialism that is truly unique.
Out now - The al-Sabah Insight No. 30
New publication: The al-Sabah Insight No. 30 "Transformation of Egypt’s Authoritarian Welfare Regime: From the Arab Socialist Model to the Neoliberal Model?" by Dr. Yusuke Kawamura, Kobe University-Japan
(16 Jan 2020)
SGIA alumna is honoured with the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence
Congratulations to SGIA alumna Dr Reem Al Shamsi who has been recently honoured with the prestigious Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence. Dr Al Shamsi's work on the evaluation of migration governance in the United Arab Emirates was supervised by Prof. Anoush Ehteshami.
(16 Dec 2019)
The Practice of Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs): Towards Good Governance in Development Finance
New book out now by SGIA's Professor in Practice, Suresh Nanwani, co-authored with Owen McIntyre. See here for more information: https://brill.com/view/title/34264?language=en
(12 Nov 2019)
Tuesday 21 January 2020
Decolonial Ethics and Stolen Life’s Poetic Revolt: Sociopoetics in the Aftterlives of Atlantic Slavery’
The Durham Global Security Institute invites you to the above lecture.
Wednesday 22 January 2020
National Identity, Visual Attention and Social Learning: The Neuropolitics of Social Exclusion by National In- and Out-Groups
The Centre for Institutions and Political Behaviour (CIPB) @Durham University warmly invites you this talk.
Wednesday 26 February 2020
The Global Policy Institute warmly invites you to the above Seminar.
The Seminar will be followed by a sandwich lunch.
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