Press releases

Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) to be launched at The Warburg Institute

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute will launch its new Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) on 16 March 2012. The Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) is dedicated to the study of the reception and understanding of Arabic and Islamic culture, science and religion in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern period.

Refugee Law Initiative holds workshop on refugee law and policy for high-level officials of Commonwealth governments

Tuesday 21 February 2012
Human Rights Consortium
The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has just held the first-ever inter-governmental workshop on refugee law and policy aimed specifically at Commonwealth governments. The workshop was held at the RLI on 14-16 February 2012 and was attended by heads of refugee services and other high-level officials of fifteen Commonwealth governments from Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific, southern Africa and West Africa.

Forthcoming conference on ‘Learning from Latin America: Debt crises, debt rescues and when and why they work’, 20 February 2012

Thursday 16 February 2012
Institute of Latin American Studies
The Institute for the Study of the Americas (School of Advanced Study, University of London), with generous support from the Latin American Development Bank/CAF , is holding a conference on ‘Learning from Latin America’, which will examine the topical subjects of national debt and default. This conference brings together a range of scholars and practitioners with expertise on recent Latin American economic crisis and rescue experiences, from the 1980s Brady bond rescue to more recent crises, particularly Argentina and Ecuador.

Professor John North appointed Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies

Wednesday 7 December 2011
Institute of Classical Studies
Distinguished classical scholar Professor John North has been appointed as the Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies , one of the 10 prestigious research institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor North, who is Emeritus Professor of History and former Head of the History Department at University College London, will assume the Directorship in an acting capacity from 1 January 2012.

Richard Bourne’s latest publication ‘Catastrophe: What went wrong in Zimbabwe?’ investigates the causes of Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis

Monday 17 October 2011
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
In this book, Richard Bourne reveals how Zimbabwe, a country that had every prospect of success when it achieved independence in 1980 from British colonial rule, had within thirty years become a brutal police state suffering from hyperinflation, collapsing life expectancy, and abandonment by a third of its citizens.

Seminar launching the publication of the Hamlyn Lectures Series on 'Lawyers and the public good: democracy in action?' by Professor Alan Paterson OBE 3 October 2011

Wednesday 21 September 2011
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The publication of the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures by Cambridge University Press will be launched on 3 October 2011 in a critical seminar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies , University of London.  The seminar brings together four of the UK's leading experts on the justice system to discuss the recent work of one.

Dr Paul Archbold appointed Director of the Institute of Musical Research

Friday 8 July 2011
Institute of Musical Research
Dr Paul Archbold has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Musical Research (IMR), one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Dr Archbold, who is currently Reader in Music at the School of Performance and Screen Studies, Kingston University London, will assume the Directorship from 1 August 2011 on secondment.

Professor Bill Marshall appointed Director of the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies

Friday 8 July 2011
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Professor Bill Marshall has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor Marshall, who is currently at the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, University of Stirling, will assume the part-time Directorship from 1 August 2011 on secondment.

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