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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


 

Undergraduate Study

We offer an education that goes beyond the job market, our education is about being better human beings and good citizens. In a democracy, 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.

 

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Durham University launches the Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship Programme

Experts at Durham University are embarking on a research project to study the Abbas Hilmi II Papers, which will be funded by a donation of £114,000 from the Mohamed Ali Foundation.

(2 Jul 2018) » More about Durham University launches the Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship Programme


Call for Papers: Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence

Call for papers: The Durham Global Security Institute together with the University of Erfurt, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences are organizing a workshop on the Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence: Global-Local Encounters in the Nexus of Space and Time’. 

(25 Jun 2018) » More about Call for Papers: Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence


New book on China's rise by Gordon Cheung

Congratulations to Gordon Cheung on his new book, China in the Global Political Economy: From Developmental to EntrepreneurialWith strong empirical evidence and a fresh perspective on China’s development, this book will be of great interest to postgraduate students of economics, international relations, business and globalization, as well as scholars and policy makers interested in China’s international influence.

(25 Jun 2018)