Finance, Economics and Business
Culture, Society and Area Studies
Development Studies and Environment
Date: 13 January 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Free entry - registration required (full details in the link below)
War Correspondents bears witness to those who risk their lives in extreme circumstances in order to tell the truth to the outside world. The songs are drawn from interviews conducted by Helen Chadwick and creative collaborator Miriam Nabarro with over thirty journalists who work in conflict zones including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, DRC, Iraq, and Liberia. "I keep hoping that some day, if we keep telling the truth, it will be better for all of us".
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 their programme of study.
Professor Richard Black, Pro-Director for Research and Enterprise at SOAS, said: “The tragedy of global forced displacement should lead all of us to think how we can make a difference. In the university sector, a concrete way we can help is by ensuring that a generation of people does not miss out on higher education. That's why I'm delighted we are offering this path-breaking sanctuary scheme to students who most need our help and support. University education is truly liberating - and holds out hope for a better future."
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SOAS University of London (formerly known as the School of Oriental and African Studies) is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.
This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.
Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.
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