Sport and Diplomacy: More Than Just a Blog

By Fadil Elobeid|September 18, 2019|News|0 comments

A blog by CISD Student Mark Bekiet Whether the IOC or FIFA like it or not, sport and politics are inextricably linked. Once governing bodies comprehend this fact, the next stage should address how to utilise the universal language of sport for the betterment of humanity. Reassuringly, the recognition of this modern form of diplomacy is increasing exponentially among nation states and supranational organisations. This was proven on October 19th 2009

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Diplomacy Students Attend First Ever NATO Model Conference

By Fadil Elobeid|July 4, 2019|News|0 comments

This note is to express our gratitude for being invited to represent the delegation of the United States of America and Albania at the HCSS NATO Model Conference on cybersecurity at The Hague. We are grateful to the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) Department for their support and sponsorship.

African Justice comes to SOAS

By Fadil Elobeid|June 26, 2019|News|0 comments

By SOAS student Liam Butterworth Are former African leaders being tried in the International Criminal Courts (ICC) in a biased, unfair manner? Has power politics been influential in the decision to prosecute former African leaders? Or is the reality an uncomfortable truth? SOASians and academics from across London, including the Royal African Society and Chatham House, came to find out from an expert panel, exploring fact from perception, as well

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CISD hosts cyberdiplomacy roundtable

By Fadil Elobeid|May 24, 2019|News|0 comments

The Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy (CISD), hosted a roundtable discussion “Cyber-Diplomacy: international affairs in the digital age” on Thursday 23 May 2019. The debate featured a range of SOAS academics and external participants, and ran from 12:00-17:00. The event was held under Chatham House Rules. In a moment reflecting the significance of visual language in digital diplomacy, the day began with a “groufie”, courtesy of Twiplomacy’s Matthias Lüfkens.

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CISD Study Tour visits Ethiopia for the first time

By Fadil Elobeid|May 10, 2019|News|0 comments

From the 8th to the 13th of April 2019 students and staff from the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy undertook SOAS’s first study tour in Addis Ababa, arguably Africa’s political capital. The tour, led by CISD Director Dr Dan Plesch, and Royal African Society Director Dr Nicholas Westcott, visited a number of multilateral institutions, NGOs, Ethiopian government departments, and universities. The tour began by visiting the British Embassy in

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