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School of Government & International Affairs

School of Government & International Affairs


Annual SGIA Undergraduate £100 Prizes

The 2016/17 academic year's prize for best dissertation goes to Michael Jacobs for his incisive research into the topic of 'Do Voters Trust Politians that Pander? Policy Platforms as a Signal of Character in US House Elections'.

The prizes for best first year performance went to Kiran Shivalingam and Edward Fenwick, with the prizes for best second year performance being awarded to James Beringer and Leah Smalley.

Launch of MedReset - Principal Investigator (Durham): Professor Anoush Ehteshami

A comprehensive, integrated,and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region,and reconstruct inclusive, responsive,and flexible EU policies in it.

GGR Masters Dissertation Prize

As SGIA students celebrated the award of their hard-fought for degrees at Congregation in January 2017, we were delighted to be able to award a cash prize and an internship on behalf of GGR Security Group Ltd for what they judged to be the best Masters level dissertation of 2016. The prize was won by Jecentha Shunmugam - "Securitisation in Climate Migration Politics". As we celebrate the second year of the award of this prestigious prize, I would like to extend my own warmest congratulations to the successful candidate, who has now be offered the opportunity to work at the GGR, and to warmly thank the CEO of GGR for his enthusiastic support for this scheme. The School is also grateful to Dr Noel Guckian (formerly UK Ambassador to Oman and GGR's Middle East Advisor) for all his efforts in endorsing what we hope will now be an annual award scheme. Professor A Ehteshami, GGR Prize Coordinator.

Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Podcasts

Professor David Held: Politics at a crossroads

We are at a crossroads. One road points to the inexorable rise of authoritarianism, while another opens up a more hopeful cosmopolitan future.

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.

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.


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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Thursday 23 November 2017

Monday 4 December 2017

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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Durham subjects in QS World Subject Rankings Top 100

Durham Global Security Institute

Global Policy Institute

Global Policy Journal

Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

al-Sabah Programme

Pakistan Security Research Unit