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Human Rights and Media: Film Showing and Conversation with Mick Csaky - 20th January

Friday 14 January 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Excellent opportunity to discuss human rights and filmmaking with the renowned writer and director Mick Csaky. The films will be followed by a conversation with Mick. For further information on Mick and his work see: http://www.antelope.co.uk/company/mick.html 'Human Rights and Media: Film Showing and Conversation with Mick Csaky" 20 January 2011, 17:30 - 20:00 Description: 5-minute film (about the work of B'TSELEM) and a 104-minute film (about the massacre of Srebrenica called A CRY FROM THE GRAVE), followed by a discussion

Results of first UK Scholars’ Survey of US Presidents: George Washington to Barack Obama to be released 17 January 2011

Monday 10 January 2011
School of Advanced Study
The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) of the Institute for the Study of the Americas has conducted the first ever UK scholars’ survey of US presidential performance. The survey findings will be posted on the USPC website ( www.americas.sas.ac.uk/research/USPC.html ) on January 17, 2011 from 5pm, just before President Obama starts his third year in office.

Late Justice in South America Conference Report

Monday 13 December 2010
Human Rights Consortium
The conference was held on 21 October 2010 to discuss and analyse the causes, consequences and significance of recent national prosecutions for past human rights crimes in Latin America. The conference was organised by the Human Rights Consortium and Institute for the Study of the Americas, in association with the University of Ulster’s Transitional Justice Unit. This report gives an overview of the conference themes and discussion.

Dr David James Cantor trains newly-created Colombian prosecutors’ unit on forced displacement

Wednesday 8 December 2010
School of Advanced Study
Three to five million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes as a result of the armed conflict and associated violence in Colombia. In 2000, ‘forcible displacement’ was made a crime that attracts sanctions such as a prison term of 8 to 18 years. Despite this, prosecutions for ‘forcible displacement’ have been scarce and convictions remain in single figures.

Reviews in History publishes its 1,000th review

Thursday 2 December 2010
School of Advanced Study
Reviews in History , the online journal of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), publishes its 1,000th review today.  Launched in 1996, Reviews covers books and digital resources across every area of historical interest, with all reviews being undertaken by leading experts in the field. It has always been noted for its broad scope, chronologically, geographically and thematically. It now publishes a new issue every week on its recently redesigned website , each featuring four original reviews.

Early Announcement

Wednesday 1 December 2010
Human Rights Consortium
Rendition Monologues True stories of torture and abuse in the name of the 'War on Terror' Scripted by Christine Bacon Original score by Michael Edwards DATE: Wednesday 8 December 2010                                TIME: 17:30 - 20:00 (Performance 18:00-19:00, followed by Panel Discussion*) VENUE: University of London, Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet St WC1E 7HU

Professor Alan Paterson OBE to give the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures Series on ‘Lawyers and the Public Good’

Tuesday 30 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Alan Paterson OBE, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies, University of Strathclyde, will deliver three lectures in December 2010 on the theme of ‘Lawyers and the Public Good’. The lecture series will examine the relationship between lawyers and the public, in particular some of the problems associated with how best to determine the public good - the best interests of the public - in relation to lawyers, judges and access to justice.

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.

New School logo announcement

Thursday 18 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is delighted to announce that it has a new logo.

SAS enters in partnership with Microsoft to create better email facilities for Students

Tuesday 26 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School has been working closely with ULCC and Microsoft to create better email facilities for students. The advantages of this partnership are manifold:- More mailbox space - No more expiring passwords - More space for documents via skydrive- Virtual access to packages such as word, excel …- Accounts no longer discontinued with a possibility for students to become School alumni… Students’ accounts are now in the following format firstname.lastname@postgrad.sas.ac.uk . For more information:  https://intranet.sas.ac.uk/335.html

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