School of Government & International Affairs
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.
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.
Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Podcasts
- Dr Noel Guckian, Sir Harold ‘Hooky’ Walker, and Sir Richard Dalton: Brexit Britain and the Middle East
- 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 postgraduate 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?
Tuesday 2 May 2017
- Global Policy Institute Seminar: 'When Human Rights Conflict' 2:30pm, Anne Galbraith Boardroom, Durham Law School, Jesse Tomalty, University of Bergen, Contact email@example.com
- Global Policy Institute Annual Lecture: 'Provisional Measures: Challenges for the ICJ' 4:30pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, Sir Christopher Greenwood, International Court of Justice, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 3 May 2017
- Politics is not about Power, it is about Responsibility 4:15pm to 6:00pm, IM222, Al-Qasimi Building, Dr Ilan Baron with response by Dr Jonathan Havercroft, University of Southampton, Contact email@example.com
Thursday 4 May 2017
- Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue - Beyond Bombs and Bandaids: The Prospects for Peace 6:15pm to 7:30pm, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Harriet Lamb (International Alert), Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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