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Durham University

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Conference call: Discursive Challenges: Power, State Legitimacy and Counter-narratives in the Arab World

Conference organised by the AHRC-OWRI consortium ‘Cross-language dynamics: Re-shaping community’ and by the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS), Durham University, 9-11th June 2020.

Proposals and abstract deadline is Friday, 17th January 2020, to send to sarah.a.clowry2@durham.ac.uk 

(1 Nov 2019) » More about Conference call: Discursive Challenges: Power, State Legitimacy and Counter-narratives in the Arab World


The Practice of Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs): Towards Good Governance in Development Finance

New book out now by SGIA's Professor in Practice, Suresh Nanwani, co-authored with Owen McIntyre. See here for more information: https://brill.com/view/title/34264?language=en

(12 Nov 2019)


New article by SGIA doctoral candidate Christian Braun: The Catholic presumption against war revisited

In this article in International Relations, Christian Braun explains how the debate about the presumption against war continues to be relevant by engaging with the general direction the Catholic Church has taken up until Pope Francis and by investigating the particular example of its position on drone warfare. 

(10 Oct 2019)


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)


How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

New book out now by Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Professor Anoush Ehteshami and Niv Horesh (Visiting Professor in China Studies, SGIA): How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East, published by Routledge as part of the Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series.

(16 Jul 2019)


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