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School of Government & International Affairs



Matthew Hedges

Durham University’s School of Government and International Affairs is united in its profound concern about Matt Hedges after almost six months of detention in the UAE. The move to charge Matt with espionage, coming after more than five months of detention in conditions that fall manifestly short of any accepted international standards, is entirely without justification.

(25 Oct 2018) » More about Matthew Hedges

New Al-Sabah Publication Number 25, October 2018

Dr Amjed Rasheed and Juline Beaujouan analyse the political messages of IS and its uses of language in the latest Al-Sabah publication of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme.

(25 Oct 2018)

Call for Papers: Governing (Im-)Mobilities: International Borders, Borderlands, and Bordercities

The Durham Global Security Institute is hosting a workshop at Durham University from May 23-24, 2019. They are inviting papers that explore international borders, borderlands and bordercities in theoretical, historical-comparative and/or in-depth empirical enquiries. Please contact with the subject heading “Governing (Im-)Mobilities”. Detailed information can be found on the workshop page

(16 Oct 2018)

Is Just War Possible?

In this engaging new book, Is Just War Possible, Professor Christopher Finlay elucidates the assumptions underlying just war theory and defends them from a range of objections, arguing that it is a regrettable but necessary reflection of the moral realities of international politics.

(15 Oct 2018)

New op-ed:The US could learn to like China’s new IP strategy

Dr Gordon Cheung, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at Durham University, explains why Beijing is now serious about Intellectual Property Rights protection. 

(4 Oct 2018)

Call for Abstracts: Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Annual Conference 2019

The Call for Abstracts for the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Annual Conference 2019 is out! This year's conference will take place in Durham on the 13th of June 2019 and deal with the topic GCC: Evaluation, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects. Contact by 20.00 GMT, Friday11 January 2019.

(2 Oct 2018)

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

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