#PotW: What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation workshop – 30 Oct

Thirty years after the publication of Peter Fryer’s Staying Power, immigration is still a hotly contested topic, while slavery continues to dominate popular perceptions of Black British History. New research is revealing different stories, but how is this being presented in Britain’s classrooms and museums?  We need a conversation between those actively involved in researching… Continue reading #PotW: What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation workshop – 30 Oct

#PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation in association with The Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Imperial War Museum warmly invites you to the  NZ-UK Link Foundation Inaugural Annual Lecture. Speaker: Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War (All Souls College, University of Oxford) When George V addressed the British empire shortly after… Continue reading #PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

#PotW: The United Nations and End of Empire: Revisiting the Role of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld – 8 September

Dag Hammarskjöld left a lasting imprint on the United Nations and on approaches to global policy issues. This Colloquium will assess his legacy and will explore his role vis-à-vis the global South and decolonization, especially on the African continent.

The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson, Human Rights Project Officer, Human Rights Consortium (HRC) The Human Rights Consortium’s Corporate Power and Human Rights Project started in earnest at the beginning of the 2012–13 academic year.  Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Nicholas Connelly had recently published his excellent article on the subject, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: a… Continue reading The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project