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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

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 Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

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 also 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.


 

Undergraduate Study

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.

 
 

 
 

Postgraduate Study

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.

 

News

Events

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GCC: Evaluation, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects. IMEIS Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration for the IMEIS Annual Conference 2019 is now open!

The event will be held in Durham University School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) on the13th of June 2019

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Abdullah Baabood (Singapore National University University) on ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Future Prospects’. 

The event will also feature the Sir William Luce Lecture, given by Phillip Winter (OBE Independent Diplomat) on the theme ‘The Ilemi Triangle’. 

(15 May 2019) » More about IMEIS Conference 2019


Dr Joanne Yao wins EJIR Best Article Prize 2019

Many congratulations to SGIA's Dr Joanne Yao who has been awarded the Best Article Prize 2019 by the European Journal of International Relations with "'Conquest from barbarism': The Danube Commission, international order and the control of nature as a Standard of Civilization".

(15 Apr 2019)


Suresh Nanwani – Professor in Practice

SGIA is delighted to announce the appointment of Suresh Nanwani as Professor in Practice. Suresh has an exceptionally distinguished track record in international governance organisations, especially in the area of financial compliance.

(26 Mar 2019) » More about Suresh Nanwani – Professor in Practice



Monday 3 June 2019

Book launch: Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject

5:00pm to 6:00pm, MHL453, Durham Business School

All are invited to the launch of Dr Olga Demetriou’s book on conceptualising migration and refugeehood in post-conflict environments.

Contact g.p.harris@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 13 June 2019

GCC: Evaluation, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

9:00am to 5:00pm, SGIA, Durham University

IMEIS Annual Conference 2019

Keynote: Dr. Abdullah Baabood (Singapore National University)
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Future Prospects

Contact juline.a.beaujouan-marliere@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.