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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.

The CISD podcast series is a collection of lectures, debates and conversations exploring international affairs.

Issues ranging from nuclear proliferation to humanitarian intervention are discussed by a mix of prominent scholars, students and practitioners.

The series aims to capture the multi-disciplinary approach of the Centre as well as its advocacy of the some of the more non-conventional or marginalized issues in international affairs.

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Preserving the Rule of Law in the Commonwealth: the role of the legal community?Fri, 2015-02-27 19:26

On the 17th of February, Professor Peter Slinn gave a talk on the British Commonwealth and the Rule of Law from a... See details

Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen? Fri, 2015-01-23 23:21

On the 20th of January, Dr Laura Hammond chaired a discussion featuring the content of the newly released book,... See details

Sovereignty and JusticeFri, 2015-01-16 21:20

On the 13th of January, Dr Mark S. Ellis gave a talk on the topic of his new book, "Sovereignty and Justice: Balancing... See details

The Leaderless RevolutionThu, 2015-01-15 21:33

On the 3rd of December, Carne Ross gave a lecture on his experience and work as a diplomat, challenging both the... See details

Reinforcing International Criminal Justice: Building on the Work of the 1943-48 UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC)Thu, 2014-11-20 20:35

On the 19th of November a panel comprised of Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Shanti Sattler, Dr Mark Ellis, Dr Lutz Oette,... See details

Making Corporations AccountableThu, 2014-11-20 20:09

On the 11th of November, Jack Blum gave a lecture about the challenges of Corporate Accountability and Limited... See details

From Failed Interventions to a New Strategy for AfghanistanFri, 2014-10-31 20:37

On the 21st of October, Dr Graciana del Castillo gave a lecture discussing the current concerns presented in her latest... See details

Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power PoliticsThu, 2014-10-30 19:46

On the 22nd of October, Dr David Bosco and Anthony Dworkin gave a lecture about the current and future challenges of... See details

Did the Arab 'Spring' Wither Away? - Rabab El MahdiTue, 2014-05-20 18:04

Many hopes and expectations of what has been labelled the Arab 'Spring' in 2011 has turned into scepticism and... See details

Establishing human rights in post-revolution states and in international watersMon, 2014-04-07 18:43

On 3rd of March, David Hammond gave a lecture about the challenges of promoting and protecting human rights in... See details

Professor Page Fortna: "Do Terrorists Win? Rebels? Use of Terrorism and Civil War Outcomes"Mon, 2014-03-24 14:30

As part of CISD?s International Relations Speaker Series, on Wednesday 19th March, Professor Page Fortna presented a... See details

Corporate Accountability and Limited Liability (CALL) - House of CommonsWed, 2014-03-19 15:11

This event was held on 4 December, 2013, and was organised by the Corporate Accountability and Limited Liability group... See details

'New approaches to General and Complete Disarmament - looking towards Mexico and The Hague' at the United Nations in GenevaTue, 2014-02-25 14:33

On 12 February 2014, the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) held a discussion about... See details

Dr Manica Balasegaram - Influencing Policy at an International LevelTue, 2014-01-28 13:49

Dr Manica Balasegaram is Executive Director of M?decins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) Access Campaign. He is the former... See details

Professor Manu Bhagavan - India, UNRRA and New InternationalismTue, 2014-01-21 14:23

Manu Bhagavan talks about his new book "The Peacemakers: India and The Quest for One World); and more generally about... See details

Talking Diplomacy with Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald Fri, 2014-01-17 18:45

On the 15th October 2013 Sir Nigel Sheinwald came to discuss the changing face of diplomacy, the challenges facing the... See details

CALL at The House of CommonsFri, 2014-01-17 18:24

CISD?s Corporate Accountability and Limited Liability (CALL) research group hosted a panel discussion and debate in The... See details

UNWCC Conference Day 2 - Plenary 3 International Criminal Law IIWed, 2013-12-11 14:17

This two day conference, marking the 70th anniversary of the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), explored the relevance... See details

The CIA's role in Vietnam - Professor Randall WoodsTue, 2013-12-10 13:59

On the 26th of November 2013, Professor Randall Woods gave a talk about the role the CIA played in Vietnam and the... See details

UNWCC Conference Day 1 - Plenary 2: Developments in International Criminal Law (I)Wed, 2013-11-27 17:19

Plenary 2: Comparing Specific Areas of Practice in International Criminal Law Then and Now (I) This two day... See details

UNWCC Conference Day 1 - Plenary 1: Historical Perspective Wed, 2013-11-27 17:14

Plenary 1: Historical Perspective - A Focus on Select UNWCC Member States and their Representatives. This two day... See details

UNWCC Conference Day 1 - Opening Keynote Address and Overview of the UNWCCWed, 2013-11-27 14:45

This two day conference, marking the 70th anniversary of the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), explored the relevance... See details

Arms Trade Treaty - From Negotiation to Implementation Mon, 2013-11-25 14:22

On November 19, 2013 Martin Butcher gave a talk about his recent work on The Arms Trade Treaty, which was adopted by... See details

CISD Annual Lecture 2013: 'On Climate Change: A war by other means'Mon, 2013-08-05 18:36

The 2013 CISD Annual Lecture was presented by John Ashton CBE. Mr Ashton is a distinguished diplomat with more than 30... See details

Peter Katzenstein on 'Civilizations in World politics: Beyond East and West'Tue, 2013-06-18 17:57

On March 14th, Peter Katzenstein talked about 'Civilizations in World politics: Beyond East and West' at SOAS.... See details

Panel Discussion on ?Current Challenges facing the International Criminal Court?Fri, 2013-06-14 23:27

The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London hosted a panel discussion... See details

Interview ? Professor Peter Katzenstein on ?Civilisations in World Politics- Beyond East and West?Fri, 2013-06-14 23:22

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri and Dr Stephen Hopgood interviewed Professor Peter Katzenstein on March 14th 2013 on his current... See details

The Arms Trade TreatyThu, 2013-03-07 13:40

On 26 February 2013, Martin Butcher gave a talk on the challenges and issues surrounding the Arm Trade Treaty with a... See details

Transnational corporations and global capitalism: reflections on the last forty years Thu, 2013-03-07 13:34

On 29 January 2013, Hugo Radice gave a talk on 'Transnational corporations and global capitalism', looking at the... See details

SCRAP talk on, 'New Approaches to General and Complete Disarmament: The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation' at the United Nations in GenevaTue, 2013-03-05 20:23

On Wednesday 13 February 2013, the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) held a public... See details

The UN subcommittee on Prevention of Torture: its work, problems and prospectsThu, 2013-02-28 15:56

On February 4th, CISD & UNA-Westminster Annual Law Lecture 2013 was held in SOAS. The lecture of "The UN subcommittee... See details

Do the British Notice the People Killed by Their Armed Forces ? A Discussion by Dr Dan Plesch and Paul SchulteFri, 2013-02-22 16:46

In a discussion meeting Dr Dan Plesch and Mr Paul Schulte from King's College discussed whether the British notice the... See details

Daniel Philpott, Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive InjusticeFri, 2013-02-22 16:22

Daniel Philpott is Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is... See details

Drones, Morality, and International LawFri, 2013-01-25 17:09

On December 4th, Prof. David Luban gave a talk about "Drones, Morality and International Law" at SOAS. David Luban is a... See details

Democratisation, Securitisation and Human Rights in Burma: Where do the Rohingya fit in?Thu, 2013-01-24 15:24

On Friday 30 November 2012, the Center of International Studies and Diplomacy and the Equal Rights Trust co-organized a... See details

Dragon Ladies - America?s Fascination with Asia: From Madame Chiang to Madame Nhu and Imelda MarcosThu, 2013-01-24 14:52

On Monday 10 December 2012, Dr Christopher Jespersen gave a talk on his project: "Dragon Ladies - America?s Fascination... See details

Lisa Hajjar on 'Lawfare and Targeted Killing: A comparative analysis of Israeli and US policies and their challengers'Wed, 2013-01-23 12:11

On the 15th of January 2013, Lisa Hajjar gave a talk at SOAS on 'Lawfare and Targeted Killing: A comparative analysis... See details

Daniel Philpott on 'Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice'Wed, 2013-01-23 12:10

On Thursday 29 November, Professor Daniel Philpott gave a talk on 'Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of... See details

7th SOAS-British Pugwash Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Part OneThu, 2013-01-17 14:52

On 19 November 2012, the 7th Annual SOAS-British Pugwash Conference on a Middle East WMD Free Zone was hosted by the... See details

7th SOAS-British Pugwash Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Part TwoThu, 2013-01-17 14:51

On 19 November 2012, the 7th Annual SOAS-British Pugwash Conference on a Middle East WMD Free Zone was hosted by the... See details

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