Established in 2000, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS is a research-driven unit committed to the promotion of excellence in scholarship and teaching. The Centre is committed to the development of applied international studies and to ensuring that its work impacts key international debates.
CISD Presents: New Beings and Women’s Empowerment Group in discussion with Baroness Valerie Amos
“We have to be able to recognize that we have discrimination in our society, that there is prejudice and that we are going to have to do some concrete things to deal with it. But if we are not even prepared to admit that its there, we are not going to make any progress.” Valerie Read more..
CISD Study Tour Talks: UNICEF
A representative of The United Nations Children’s Fund addresses CISD students during the annual study tour at the United Nations in Geneva, to discuss the work of UNICEF. Chaired by Kate Townend.
CISD Study Tour Talks: UNHCR
Mr Alberto Cabeia Chys, Senior Policy Advisor for the Staff Council of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees addresses CISD students during the annual study tour at the United Nations in Geneva, giving fascinating insight into the work of the UNHCR and his personal experiences. Chaired by Rohini Aggarwal.
CISD Study Tour Talks: UNCTAD
Mr Rolf Traeger, Chief of the Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes in UNCTAD – the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – shares his experiences working in the Division for Africa, and explains the vital global role of UNCTAD. Chaired by Amp Srichainak
The Cinderella State: Pakistan – New Form and Relationships
Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, SOAS South Asia Institute – Research Associate In an age where a number of South Asian states seem to re-define their nationalism, Pakistan is engaged in building both its identity and partnerships aimed at re-defining the country’s role and status in the hierarchy of nations. It no longer considers itself a weak Read more..
The Evolution of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
Dr Frederic Grare, Carnegie’s South Asia Program – Non-Resident Senior Fellow