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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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Sleepwalking into another crisis? Global economic governance after the 2008 crisisMon, 2011-07-11 14:36

Is the global economic system headed for another crisis? Professor Ngaire Woods of the University of Oxford explains... See details

'North Africa and the Emerging Security Challenges of the 21st Century' - Jamie SheaSun, 2011-07-10 18:56

NATO official Jamie Shea delivers the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy's annual lecture, speaking on... See details

'E Pluribus Human: Patriotism and Human Rights in the United States' - Dorothy Q ThomasSun, 2011-07-10 18:46

Dorothy Q Thomas discusses patriotism and human rights in the United States, ahead of her return to the country after... See details

'I am an American, Filming the Fear of Difference'- Cynthia WeberMon, 2011-05-16 20:52

On the 7th of February 2011, Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations at Sussex University presented a talk... See details

Lessons learned from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - Dennis ByronTue, 2011-05-03 12:53

Sir Dennis Byron, president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, examines the lessons the international... See details

'Are the Blasphemy Laws Good For Pakistan?'Tue, 2011-03-29 20:48

A panel of journalists, film-makers and activists discusses Pakistan's blasphemy law as part of a roundtable discussion... See details

Assessing the Nuclear Threat - Robert GallucciFri, 2011-02-11 18:48

Robert Gallucci, President of the MacArthur Foundation and a former US special envoy, discusses the dangers of nuclear... See details

Book Launch: Dan Plesch on his book 'America, Hitler and the UN'Mon, 2011-02-07 18:57

On January 13th 2011, CISD director Dan Plesch launched his book ?America, Hitler and the UN: How the Allies Won WW2... See details

Mao Zedong and the World - Rebecca KarlMon, 2011-02-07 18:53

Professor Rebecca Karl of New York University is interviewed by Mark Laffey, lecturer in international relations,... See details

Multinational Companies and Transnational Security Developments - Jana HonkeFri, 2011-02-04 19:49

Jana Honke, of the Free University, Berlin, discusses 'Multinational Companies and Transnational Security Developments... See details

The Future of the American Era - Robert LieberWed, 2011-02-02 17:21

Dr Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, talks to Dr Leslie... See details

Question Time International: Human rights, foreign policy and international affairsWed, 2011-02-02 16:48

BBC World presenter Zeinab Badawi hosts Question Time International, a discussion on human rights, UK foreign policy... See details

Interview: Rahul Rao talks about his book 'Third World Protest'Wed, 2011-01-26 13:33

Rahul Rao, lecturer in International Security at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), talks to... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 6 - Panel "A Non-Nuclear Middle East Zone"Tue, 2010-12-21 11:58

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 5 - Steven E MillerTue, 2010-12-21 11:53

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 4 - Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein "The Outcome of the NPT"Tue, 2010-12-21 11:51

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 3 - Professor Paolo Cotta-Ramusino & Ambassador Susan F BurkTue, 2010-12-21 11:41

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 2 - Dr Liane Saunders: "Opportunities and Challenges towards a Middle East WMD Free Zone Conference in 2010"Tue, 2010-12-21 11:37

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone : Part 1 - IntroductionsTue, 2010-12-21 11:23

The Fifth London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone was held at the School for Oriental... See details

CISD: Dawood Azami: Interview Sat, 2010-07-17 14:19

On 21st January 2010, award-winning journalist and CISD alumnus, Dawood Azami returned to SOAS to give a lecture on... See details

CISD: Dawood Azami Lecture: Afghanistan: from ?Great Game? to ?Great Chaos? Sat, 2010-07-17 14:13

On 21st January 2010, award-winning journalist and CISD alumnus, Dawood Azami returned to SOAS to give a lecture on... See details

CISD: Professor Michael Doyle InterviewFri, 2010-07-16 14:13

In the following interview, Harold Brown Professor of international and public affairs at Columbia Law School, Michael... See details

CISD: Professor Michael Doyle Lecture: Human Rights, Sovereignty and Military Intervention - A Dialogue with J.S. Mill Mon, 2010-03-08 13:13

In the following lecture, Professor Michael Doyle looks at military intervention using enlightenment philosophy. The... See details

CISD: Professor Stathis Kalyvas Lecture: The Transformation of Civil Wars 1800 - 2010 Mon, 2010-03-08 13:09

In the following lecture, Professor Stathis Kalyvas challenges normative thinking on civil conflicts by... See details

CISD: Professor Stathis Kalyvas InterviewMon, 2010-03-08 13:09

In the following interview, Professor Stathis Kalyvas is interviewed on his work on civil wars by SOAS international... See details

CISD: Michael Barnett: Inteview Mon, 2010-03-08 13:05

International relations scholar, Professor Michael Barnett, is interviewed on his experiences working with the United... See details

CISD: David Kennedy Lecture: Modern War and Modern Law Mon, 2010-03-08 13:05

In this edition, leading international law scholar, Professor David Kennedy points to the role modern law plays in both... See details

CISD: David Kennedy Lecture: Modern War and Modern Law Mon, 2010-03-08 13:05

Before leaving SOAS to return to Harvard, we were lucky enough to get visiting professor, David Kennedy, into the... See details

CISD: Michael Barnett: International Paternalism - A Reconsideration Mon, 2010-03-08 13:03

In this lecture, Professor Michael Barnett considers the paradoxical role paternalism plays in international... See details

Alexander Cooley InterviewMon, 2010-03-08 13:00

In the following interview, Professor Alexander Cooley takes questions from SOAS international relations lecturer, Dr.... See details

CISD: Nana Boakye-Adjei: Missing Millions Mon, 2010-03-08 13:00

On the 13th Nov 2009, former CISD student, Nana Boakye-Adjei, presented her research into the millions of pounds lost... See details

CISD: Alexander Cooley Lecture: The Rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Understanding Non-Western Regional Integration in Central Asia Mon, 2010-03-08 02:04

On the 14th Oct 2009, Professor Alexander Cooley presented the little known but in the eyes of some increasingly... See details

CISD: A Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone: OfficialsMon, 2010-03-08 02:03

Speeches from Officials wrapped up the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy's fourth conference on the WMD... See details

CISD: A Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone: Panel PresentationsMon, 2010-03-08 02:02

Dr Ayman Khalil of the Arab Institute for Security Studies chairs the panel session entitled "Regional Approaches to... See details

CISD: A Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone: Ambassador Jayantha DhanapalarMon, 2010-03-08 02:01

The Keynote Address "The Middle East and the quest for a nuclear weapon-free world" by Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala,... See details

CISD: A Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone: Introduction - Paul Webley and Dan PleschMon, 2010-03-08 02:00

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, and Dr Dan Plesh open the Centre for International Studies and... See details

CISD: Noam Chomsky: Crises and the Unipolar Moment Thu, 2009-11-12 02:00

A lecture given by Professor Noam Chomsky at SOAS on the 27th October 2009. It is widely felt that the fall of the... See details

A Global New Deal: Lessons from FDR's UN Projects Tue, 2009-06-23 03:00

A talk given by Dr. Dan Plesch of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, held at Chatham... See details

Interview with Michael Ancram MP Wed, 2009-03-04 02:00

The Rt. Hon. Michael Ancram QC MP talks to OpenAir's Joel Flynn before giving the Centre for International Studies and... See details

Lecture by Michael Ancram Wed, 2009-03-04 02:00

The lecture on 'Negotiating with Terrorists' by The Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP, hosted by The Centre for International... See details