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Christine Cheng
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He’s no Obama, that’s for sure. But it was a good speech. I’ll give him that.  Look at those crowds- all 900,000 of you. You have the same looks on your faces as Obama voters had 8 years ago. Hope. You hope that you’ve found in President Trump a…

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By Christine Cheng and Charlie de Rivaz Published in La Semana (a major Colombian newspaper) on July 8, 2016. En español aquí. Summary: With the Colombian government and the FARC on the brink of signing a final peace agreement, it is time to open up what…

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If you’ve ever taught, you know how rewarding it can be. The transformation can seem almost magical sometimes as you watch students stretch themselves intellectually, week after week, term by term. You can feel the progress and its accompanying struggle,…

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Yes, that’s correct. The Dept of War Studies at King’s College London is hiring 7 permanent lecturers. For those who are not from the UK, these are tenure-track positions equivalent to assistant professor. WS is a huge interdisciplinary department (70?…

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Last week, there was a big scandal at PLoS One (a major science journal) for some very sexist comments that were made as part of the peer review process. Retraction Watch wrote a nice summary on this. (For twitter commentary, see #addmaleauthorgate.)…

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Many of my students in the MA in Conflict, Security, and Development at King’s College London have come directly from the policy world. They are diplomats, military commanders, NGO workers, social activists. They bring with them diverse knowledge and…

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Today’s election win for Muhammadu Buhari is a watershed moment in Nigerian politics. The results deserve comment because Nigeria was at a crossroads- and it seems like the citizens made a decision that is going to benefit not just Nigeria itself, but…

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Women in Frontline Combat Roles

On Friday 19 Dec 2014, I talked to the BBC about allowing women women to take on frontline combat roles in the UK military. The Ministry of Defence has been reviewing its policy on this matter, and the BBC asked me for some thoughts on this issue. For a…

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Re-created this as a public event to make it easier to RSVP

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