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Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC Comments Off Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...

Top Ten ranking for SOAS School of Law

By Mon, Jun 09, 2014 11:21PM UTC Comments Off © Akanksha Mehta

The SOAS, University of London School of Law is listed in the top ten law schools in the United Kingdom, after rising 20 places in the recent Guardian University Guide 2015. The School of Law scored very highly with its student satisfaction rates: teaching (90.8%); feedback (74%); courses (87%). The School of Law also increased...

Fresh initiatives in Palestine Studies

By Mon, Jun 09, 2014 6:30PM UTC Comments Off © Iselin Shaw

SOAS, University of London and I. B. Tauris publishers have announced an agreement to launch a new series of academic books relating to the history and contemporary world of Palestine. The SOAS Palestine Studies Series will be developed under the direction of the SOAS Centre for Palestine Studies, with the aim of publishing peer-reviewed works...

Religion in Global Politics

By Thu, May 15, 2014 8:36AM UTC Comments Off Statue of Thiruvalluvar on SOAS campus

  The so-called ‘resurgence’ of religion in the public sphere in recent decades is now a significant area of academic study and societal interest, provoking a complex set of responses, ranging from vehement opposition to the very idea that religious concepts and commitments have a right to expression in public, political debates to a reassessment...

Indian anti-graft party chief punched in capital

By Sat, Apr 05, 2014 11:10AM UTC Comments Off Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal, shirt and face splattered with ink thrown at him, addresses an election campaign rally in Varanasi India. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A man has punched the chief of India’s anti-corruption party twice in the face during a campaign stop in the capital, three days before the start of national elections in the world’s biggest democracy. The motive for the attack Friday on Arvind Kejriwal, the head of the Aam Admi Party, or...

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