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Latest publication ‘Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen’ explores how US presidents have been represented in Hollywood movies

Tuesday 17 May 2011
School of Advanced Study
Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen , edited by Professor Iwan Morgan (Institute for the Study of the Americas), features essays that explore how real presidents have been represented in Hollywood movies. Among other presidents, it includes essays on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush.

Conference to be held to discuss the future of modern languages in the UK on 17 June 2011

Friday 13 May 2011
School of Advanced Study
On 17 June 2011, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies will, jointly with the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), host a one-day conference on 'The Future of UK Modern Languages'. In the light of recent budget cuts, amalgamations and closures in UK Modern Language departments, this conference will address the question of what aspects of Modern Languages and Cultures should be taught and researched at British universities.

David Cantor elected to the Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Studies Institute

Friday 6 May 2011
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Cantor, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies , has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Colombia to serve on the Board of Advisors of the Humanitarian Studies Institute (HSI) for 2011. This invitation is in recognition of Dr Cantor's contribution to humanitarian work in Colombia and worldwide.

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