Dr Dina Rezk, associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history and politics at the University of Reading, would like the conversation about politics and political transitions in the Arab world to be more about the people, and less about ‘tanks, tear gas, and terror’. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will […]
Martin Plaut, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, reflects on South Africa’s recent national elections and the challenges ahead for President Ramaphosa who ‘has a great deal on his plate.’
Organised by the School of Advanced Study’s Human Rights Consortium (HRC), the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and the University of Glasgow’s Human Rights Network, this conference is a one of a series of three aimed at postgraduate students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice.
Dr Majed Akhter, a lecturer in environment and society at King’s College London, talks about his work examining the contentious history of dams built in the 20th century, from the Colorado River, to Ghana, to the Indus, and the politics of international development. He is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be […]
The modern Commonwealth is all round us, not least because of migration into Britain since the Second World War. These population flows included returning communities from the dissolving British Empire, socioeconomic migrants, family reunions and marriage, refugees and asylum seekers. Each one had a unique story of transition and migration, which was infinitely personal and […]
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. And over those years it has grown and flourished to develop the link between policy and practice, writes Dr Sue Onslow, the institute’s deputy director.
Confronted with realities considered unimaginable only a few of years earlier, Brazil’s political landscape has shifted rapidly. Crucial political events have been occurring at a dramatic pace, from President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and her succession by Michel Temer, to the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the election of former military […]
Dr Kiran Hassan, associate fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, says it is still too early to assess whether Imran Khan, Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister, is going to deliver on his promise to transform the country.
On 13 November, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and History of Parliament hosted ‘One person, multiple votes’, a panel discussion on the history of university seats in British politics, 1868–1950. The event marked the 150th anniversary of Robert Lowe’s election as the first MP for the University of London at the election of December 1868. […]
Language is the main form of communication and expression between humans. But for Indigenous peoples, explains Cheryl Bellisario, an alumna of the School of Advanced Study’s MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, it is also intimately and fundamentally intertwined with culture, approaches to life, and their very survival as a group.