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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.

New publication ‘Democracy promotion and conflict-based reconstruction’ investigates US foreign policy and the American mission to establish liberal democracy around the world with particular reference to Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq

Friday 1 July 2011
Institute of Latin American Studies
Democracy promotion and conflict-based reconstruction: The United States and democratic consolidation in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq by Dr Matthew Alan Hill (Institute for the Study of the Americas) is published by Routledge on 1 July 2011.

Monica Green and Samuel Cohn are just two of the seven headline speakers at this week’s Anglo-American Conference on Health in History. 29 June-1 July 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011
Institute of Historical Research
Monica Green, Samuel Cohn and Joanna Bourke will be among the seven plenary speakers to headline this year’s Anglo-American Conference. The forthcoming conference, on the subject of Health in History, is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research, a member Institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London and will take place between 29 June and 1 July 2011.

Human Rights Consortium welcomes Thomas Pegram as the 2011 Visiting Fellow in Human Rights

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Thomas Pegram holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  His doctorate research was on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in democratizing political systems, with a particular interest in their human rights and political accountability function.  He was the NHRI Fellow of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program from 2008 to 2009 and is currently a Research Fellow at New York University School of Law.

The University of London launches its iTunes U platform

Tuesday 7 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
Learning content also shared through new YouTube EDU channel The University of London on iTunes U, an initiative led by the School of Advanced Study, enables researchers, students, and the public to download lectures, recitals, and other informative podcasts produced by or in association with the central divisions of the University, free of charge. Contributors to the University of London on iTunes U include: the School of Advanced Study, the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences

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