Sir Malcolm Rifkind to chair Committee into the Future of Commonwealth Studies at UoL

Thursday 17 December 2020
The University of London is establishing a Committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former UK Foreign Secretary, is to chair the Committee. No decision on the future of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies will be taken until the Committee has concluded its work. The Committee will have three key objectives: To consider future provision at the University of London for Commonwealth Studies in terms of focus, purpose, structure and functions;

Apply to study MA in Human Rights

Wednesday 29 July 2020
The application deadline for our distance learning MA Human Rights is fast approaching. Apply today and develop specialist knowledge on areas of human rights theory and practice, as well as cutting-edge issues:    

UN statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global media freedom

Tuesday 28 April 2020
On 9 April the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, issued a statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global media freedom, referring to the “growing manifestations of authoritarianism, including limits on the media, civic space and freedom of expression."  You can access the full statement here .

Summary of the London Media Freedom Conference now available

Wednesday 24 July 2019
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosted a conference on Media Freedom on the 11th and 12th July which was attended by Dr Sue Onslow, ICWS Deputy Director and coordinator of the ICWS Centre on Media Freedom in the Commonwealth, along with ICWS Senior Research Fellows David Page and William Crowley, and Rita Payne, Emeritus President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association. A summary of the outcomes of the conference, written by David Page, is now available .  

Trail-blazing student receives funding for research trip to Jamaica to further her studies

Wednesday 17 July 2019
A London-based student has won an exciting research visit to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Dongkyung Shin, a research student based at King’s College London, has been awarded the first OSPA Annual Travel Bursary by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, for her original research project ‘Partnerships in universities: British strategies for new universities at the end of empire’.