School of Government & International Affairs
Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Podcasts
- Dr Khalil al-Anani: Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics
- Dr Asaf Siniver: Anti-Intellectualism and Israeli Politics
- IMEIS Conference: Politics of Change in the MENA Region
Professor Niv Horesh: China grapples with the mixed blessing of a Trump victory
Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency was followed with amazement and apprehension across East Asia. China in particular was on tenterhooks – and now it needs to figure out what to do.
SGIA has increased its place in the Complete University Guide 2017 rankings
The School of Government & International Affairs has moved up two places to be ranked 5th for Politics in the UK, with the School also ranked 2nd for Middle Eastern Studies and Durham University ranked 6th overall.
Success in AHRC's Open World Research Initiative
Durham's researchers are part of a consortium which has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a large interdisciplinary programme of research titled Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community.
Global Policy Summer School 2017: Global Inequality and Development
The Global Policy Summer School is a one week course on global inequality and development offered by Global Policy at Durham University in association with the Springfield Centre. Join our unique network of academics and practitioners for a week of cutting edge learning in a stunning setting, 17-21 July 2017.
With keynote addresses by David Held, Stuart Corbridge and Robert Wade, the course focusses on global inequality, its various manifestations, causes, and responses. Through engaging with cutting-edge academic thinking and practical problem-solving, you will learn how to address these questions and bring new perspectives to your thinking and practice. How do different local, national, and international actors address global inequality? What are the political, economic, and technical challenges?
New Global Policy e-book by Professor David Held
The essays in this book were all written under the shadow of 9/11 and the calamitous wars fought afterwards. We are at a crossroads. One road points to authoritarianism, while another opens up a more hopeful cosmopolitan future. The path to authoritarianism could be created by the dangerous drift in the world order, and a search for decisive solutions from ‘strong man’ leaders faced with a world that is seemingly out of control. But there are alternatives.
Wednesday 1 March 2017
- Alan Milne Memorial Address - 'Rootless Desert and the Problem of Punishment (with some tangential remarks on Evelyn Waugh, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Donald Trump)' 4:15pm, IM201, Al-Qasimi Building, Professor Matt Matravers, University of York, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 29 March 2017
- Ann K S Lambton Memorial Lecture - Views from inside: how Iranian travellers of the Qajar period perceived and described their own country 6:00pm to 8:00pm, British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, Professor Birgitt Hoffmann, Iranian Studies, University of Bamberg, Contact email@example.com
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