'Some of the most innovative capitalists in the world' - Reuters correspondent and alumnus James Pearson on North Korea's "two economies" and the changing role of women. James' book, North Korea Confidential, was rated one of the best books of the year by The Economist in 2015. [ Bit.ly Link ] #soasblog

North Korea: Behind the Tabloid Headlines | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Climate change is arguably the defining issue of our generation. And as you all know, at SOAS we don't shy away from the tough questions or debates. We also embrace new approaches, which is why the night of the 26 January promises to be a thrilling evening as composer pianist Lola Perrin and political economist Andrew Simms lead an interactive conversation on how to respond positively to...
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Songs in the key of climate change: when Lucie met Lola | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Three of our amazing alumni have been recognised in this year's Forbes 30 under 30 list. Rouba Mhaissen (pictured) is the Founder and Director of the Sawa Foundation - an organisation which provides food, education, and housing for Syrians displaced by the civil war. More on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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There has been a lot of media coverage recently of the 'decolonisation of the curriculum' agenda at SOAS - in this post, Dr Meera Sabaratnam unpacks what it means, without the spin...

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SOAS centenary celebrations and fundraising launch in Delhi - thank you to everyone who attended #SOAS100 #SOASquestions
The Asian elephant is an endangered species. If new methods of combating human-elephant conflict are not discovered we could lose one of the planet's most fascinating and breathtaking beasts. Find out more and see if you can get involved in the fight to save the Asian elephant.

Asian elephants are in danger: want to help us save them? | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Why study languages? Find out in this post on our Study at SOAS blog. At #SOAS you could become fluent in any of the 40+ we teach! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Why study languages? | Study at SOAS Blogs

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'“Death can happen even if I stay here” Somali youth and the dangerous journey to Europe' Nimo-ilhan Ali explores the motivations behind leaving and the often devastating repercussions for the families left behind: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Somali youth and the dangerous journey to Europe | Study at SOAS Blogs

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SOAS announces tuition fee waivers to support displaced people

SOAS has created a new five-year scheme to help improve access to higher education for displaced people who do not have access to Student Finance.

The SOAS Student Sanctuary Scheme will provide six undergraduate fee waivers and one postgraduate fee waiver. Successful students will not have to pay tuition fees for the duration of...
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Wishing everyone a happy winter break. We'll be back on 3 January.
SOAS alumni will be taking part in BBC's Christmas University Challenge tonight.

SOAS's alumni team include Dom Joly, comedian and travel writer; Minna Salami, writer, blogger and commentator on social, political and cultural issues; Sir David Warren, former ambassador to Japan, Chairman of the Japan Society of the UK; and Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, cultural historian (left to right in...
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SOAS's Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise) Richard Black blogging for SOAS for International Migrants Day: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Today: SOAS Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH speaking to Mishal Husain on the BBC Today Programme about Syria:

"One of the huge challenges and problems we have seen in terms of trying to resolve the Syrian crisis has been the huge differences between the members of the Security Council and the fact that the Russians, the Americans, the Chinese, the British, the French could not agree. That...
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Congratulations to SOAS student Sharmarke Dhaqane who has been awarded a Points of Light award by Prime Minister Theresa May for his voluntary work in mental health.

BA History student Sharmarke started volunteering at his own school aged 16, before going on to act as a mentor in neighbouring schools. In July, he organised the first-ever student run mental health conference, uniting...
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“The future is incredibly uncertain for most people who were living in the ‘Jungle’”. Two SOAS alumni had been working on and off at the site in Calais since 2015 and spent several months before the destruction of the camp recording the stories of the families and individuals who were living there: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Breaking barriers in the Calais Jungle

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To mark Human Rights Day 2016, SOAS students voice their opinions, as we near the end of one of the most tumultuous years since the end of the Second World War: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Human rights: SOAS students speak out | Study at SOAS Blogs

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