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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


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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 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. We are also ranked in world top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Find out more here.


 

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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.

 
 

 
 

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Thursday 5 December 2019

The State of the Arab State

The Institute of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) is delighted to be hosting a research workshop on the theme of The State of the Arab State, funded by the AHRC and co-hosted by Professor Oliver Schlumberger (Tübingen University) on the occasion of his Matariki Network-funded visit to Durham University. The workshop is one in an international series of events directed by Professor Schlumberger and aiming to stimulate broader reflection on democracy and authoritarian resilience in the region, as well as the significance and impact of the Arab Spring on political institutions

9.30am - 4.30pm, Hatfield College Dining Room, Durham University.

Contact jacapo.scita@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.