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SOAS, University of London

SOAS University of London is the only higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is a global academic base with the highest concentration of experts focusing on these regions in Europe.

Our scholars grapple with pressing issues – from democracy, development, human rights and identity to legal systems, poverty, religion and social change. Crucially, our experts critique the world from the perspective of our regions to provide in-depth and informed analysis on some of the most challenging issues in our time.

SOAS is also a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. The SOAS Library is one of the most important resources for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as our Archives and Special Collections which document British interaction with Africa and Asia over the last 250 years.

In a world where globalisation works to shrinks borders, but where nationalism, difference and regionalism also present themselves acutely, SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.

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Activists stand together during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking. Photo credit should read GULSHAN KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

Mali fails to face up to the persistence of slavery

Descent-based slavery – when a slave status is ascribed to a person based on their alleged ancestry – continues to exist in Mali.
Manifestantes en Bogotá contra las políticas económicas y sociales del gobierno de Iván Duque el 15 de junio de 2020. Shutterstock / Johan Gonzalez S

Protestas legítimas o vandalismo: ¿Qué ocurre en Colombia?

Crisis del coronavirus, masacres, violencia policial y la gestión del gobierno de Iván Duque son los motivos por los que la sociedad colombiana está convocada a una movilización popular este 21 de septiembre.

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