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
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.
Call for Papers: Gulf Research Meeting 2019
(21 Dec 2018)
PhD Funding Opportunity: China Scholarships Council
China Scholarships Council: PhD scholarships are open to applicants from China wishing to study at Durham University. Details can be found here. The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019.
(18 Dec 2018)
Launching the Cambridge University Press Book Series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East
Professor Clive Jones (SGIA) and Professors Rory Miller and Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University in Qatar have launched their new Cambridge University Press book series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East at a one-day workshop, bringing together leading scholars working on these issues.
(10 Dec 2018)
Friday 18 January 2019
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Wednesday 23 January 2019
India has recently declared operationalization of INS Arihant, India’s first SSBN, with completion of its first deterrent patrol in Nov 2018. In future, India has plans to develop four to five SSBNs and six SSNs. India’s development of a large nuclear submarine force will have damaging effects for deterrence and crisis stability of South Asia.
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