Syria

Development student receives two LSE prizes

Congratulations to MSc Development Studies student, Aurelia Streit, who was awarded Best Abstract and LSE Life Prize at the LSE Beveridge Research Festival.

Aurelia’s abstract entitled, “It Was Not Syria But the War That Gave Us Women Rights!” How Forced Displacement Can Be a Catalyst for Women’s Empowerment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, was selected from 90 entries. The judges felt the piece, which […]

Book Launch: International Law and New Wars

By failing to address ‘new wars’ international law has added to insecurity. Is it time for a second generation human security resting upon the laws of humanity?

This event launches Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor’s new book International Law and New Wars, which examines how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of what are known as ‘new wars’ […]

  • The Italian coastguard rescues two of the 156 survivors of the October 3 tragedy off Lampedusa Island.
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    Africa at LSE: Deadly Journeys and Disappointing Arrivals: the Role of Africa in Europe’s Migration “Crisis”

Africa at LSE: Deadly Journeys and Disappointing Arrivals: the Role of Africa in Europe’s Migration “Crisis”

Pamela DeLargy provides an overview of irregular migration from African countries to Europe, while exploring emerging trends of migrating Africans and the patterns revealed by the onward movement of refugees once they reach Europe.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of irregular migration.

The media focus on the dramatic journeys of Syrians […]

  • MSc Development Management at Cumberland Lodge
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    Cumberland Lodge: an intellectually stimulating and fun escape

Cumberland Lodge: an intellectually stimulating and fun escape

At the end of October our MSc Development Management Students attended a weekend of workshops at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Josefhine Chitra tells us about her experiences of the weekend.

In the last week of October, the Development Management corps along with Pon Souvannaseng, Professor Teddy Brett, and Professor Raymond Apthorpe took the two hour bus ride to Cumberland […]

  • Syrian Refugees Stopped at Bicske. Photo Credit: Freedom House, via Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/21390225535/
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    The Illegality Industry: Notes on Europe’s Dangerous Border Experiment – Ruben Andersson

The Illegality Industry: Notes on Europe’s Dangerous Border Experiment – Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson, postdoctoral research fellow at the LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit and author of Illegality, Inc., wrote the following post for Border Criminologies, University of Oxford. In southern Spain, a razor-wire manufacturer packs coils of gleaming, sharp-bladed ‘concertina’ wire and ships it to Hungary, where it adorns a new border fence erected to halt refugees’ onward […]

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    The UK response to the plight of Syrian refugees is a national embarrassment

The UK response to the plight of Syrian refugees is a national embarrassment

Solving the migrant crisis requires Europe and the US to sign up to a global resettlement plan for 60 million people fleeing conflict and persecution. Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Professor in Practice at LSE, writes for the Independent. Europe once stood for human rights, collective action and the reconstruction of lives shattered by […]

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    Security, Interventions, Distance, and Danger: New Publications, August 2015

Security, Interventions, Distance, and Danger: New Publications, August 2015

A number of exciting open access publications have emerged from the Security in Transition team – a research programme which aims to conceptualise and empirically grasp the security gap both as a (perceived) reality and as a social mechanism within global politics. Find out more below!

Distance and Danger
Ruben Andersson and Florian Weigand have written about the vicious cycle of […]

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    Mary Kaldor, Hungry for Peace: Positives and Pitfalls of Local Truces and Ceasefires in Syria

Mary Kaldor, Hungry for Peace: Positives and Pitfalls of Local Truces and Ceasefires in Syria

Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Centre has co-authored a new report, ‘Hungry for Peace’, which documents local negotiations and agreements in Syria which have helped to bring respite, aid, services and hope to thousands of civilians caught up in the brutal war.
The report concludes that local ceasefires could hold the […]

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    Event: The Uprising of the Marginalised: a socio-economic perspective into the collapse of the Ba’ath rule in Syria

Event: The Uprising of the Marginalised: a socio-economic perspective into the collapse of the Ba’ath rule in Syria

 

Dr Shamel Azmeh, LSE Fellow in the Department of International Development, will be speaking at a Middle East Centre public lecture on Monday 24th November.
The Uprising of the Marginalised: a socio-economic perspective into the collapse of the Ba’ath rule in Syria
Date: Monday 24 November 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Shamel Azmeh
Three years into the Syrian uprisings, Dr Azmeh will examine the socio-economic […]

November 19th, 2014|Events|0 Comments|

How to end Syria’€™s ‘new war’

Professor Mary Kaldor
Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE

Writing for Al Jazeera America:

The much-delayed Geneva II talks, meant to discuss an end to the war in Syria and scheduled to take place last week, have been postponed once again, with no new date set. Meanwhile, in Syria there will be more deaths, more hardship and disease, more […]