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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

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Centre for Political Thought Call for Papers: 200 Years of Modern Liberty: Bicentenary Celebration of Benjamin Constant’s Lecture on Ancient and Modern Liberty

Workshop, Durham University, 4-5 December 2019. If interested in presenting a paper at the workshop, please send a short bio and an abstract of max 1000 words to g.p.harris@durham.ac.uk by 30 September 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 October.

(5 Aug 2019) » More about Centre for Political Thought Call for Papers: 200 Years of Modern Liberty: Bicentenary Celebration of Benjamin Constant’s Lecture on Ancient and Modern Liberty


New article by Dr Lena Opfermann: Language, trust and transformation: exploring theatre as a research method with migrant youth

This article by Dr Lena Opfermann (Durham Global Security Institute) is published in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology and explores the challenges and benefits of using theatre as a research method.

(31 Jul 2019)


DGSi academics train members of the Ethiopian Ministry of Peace

Drs Bakonyi, Kirtsoglou and Demetriou from the Durham Global Security Institute (DGSi) were invited by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to conduct a training in ‘conflict, displacement and durable solutions’ for members of the Ethiopian Ministry of Peace. Ethiopia has among the world largest numbers of internally displaced people. The training addressed the integration of conflict prevention and peacebuilding measures in the design and implementation of durable solutions for forcefully displaced population groups.

(22 Jul 2019)



Monday 16 September 2019

Britain as a Home of European Liberty in the 19th and 20th centuries

3:00pm to 8:30pm, Collier Room, St. Hild and St. Bede College, Durham University

Workshop organised by Dr. Georgios Giannakopoulos

All welcome.

Contact georgios.giannakopoulos@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 17 September 2019

Britain as a Home of European Liberty in the 19th and 20th centuries

9:00am to 3:30pm, Collier Room, St. Hild and St. Bede College, Durham University

Second day of the two-day international workshop.

Contact georgios.giannakopoulos@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 19 October 2019

‘US-China Trade War’

10:00am to 12:00pm, Al-Qasimi Building, IM 102

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies: Current Affairs Forum

Contact g.c.cheung@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 4 December 2019

Centre for Political Thought Workshop

12:00pm to 6:00pm, Durham University

‘200 Years of Modern Liberty: Bicentenary Celebration of Benjamin Constant’s Lecture on Ancient and Modern Liberty’

Contact maria.dimova-cookson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.