Press releases

Louise Arbour to be awarded honorary doctorate at the School of Advanced Study’s 2010 graduation ceremony

Tuesday 23 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Honourable Louise Arbour CC GOQ, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony on Friday 3 December 2010. This honour recognises a lifetime of achievement by Louise Arbour in the field of human rights. Louise Arbour has served as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group since July 2009. Previously she acted as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.

Fraternité conference will bring together wide-ranging multidisciplinary approaches from scholars, practitioners and artists to discuss justice, memory and reconciliation after mass atrocity

Wednesday 13 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Human Rights Consortium and the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are very pleased to present the concluding conference of the John E. Sawyer Seminar Series, ‘ Fratricide and Fraternité : Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity’ , funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 28-29 October 2010. 

Professor Peter Mack appointed Director of Warburg Institute

Wednesday 21 July 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Peter Mack has been appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute, one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor Mack, who is currently at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University, will assume the Directorship from 1 October 2010 on secondment.

Professor James Dunkerley awarded OBE

Wednesday 16 June 2010
School of Advanced Study
Former Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, Professor James Dunkerley, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Latin American studies and UK/Latin American relations.

First NZ-UK Link Visiting Professorship to the UK awarded to Margaret Wilson

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in collaboration with the University of London, are very pleased to announce that, following an open competition, the first Link Visiting Professorship to the UK has been awarded to Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Waikato University. Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as an academic and also in public life being an MP, Minister, and, from 2005-2008, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.

London debates 2009 publication

Tuesday 15 December 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the publication of London Debates 2009: What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture? The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the publication of a policy document on museums and the globalisation of culture, arising from its 2009 London Debates workshop.

Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners awarded EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5million

Wednesday 11 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce the award of an EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5 million, under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call, to the Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners (led by the University of Barcelona) for research into perspectivalism in thought and language.  

Roger Kain appointed Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study

Monday 2 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA as its new Dean and Chief Executive. Professor Kain, who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and Treasurer and a Vice-President of the British Academy, will assume the Deanship on 1 April 2010. Date released: 2 November 2009

School of Advanced Study appoints new Dean

Friday 2 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Distinguished classical scholar, Professor Mike Edwards, has been appointed Acting Dean of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, in succession to Professor Sir Roderick Floud. Sir Roderick, a renowned economic historian, has steered the School through a period of substantial change since he was appointed Dean in 2007.

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