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Panel discussion held on World Radio Day, 13th February 2015, at SOAS, University of London, with presentations by: Sharath Srinivasan, Center for Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge, Kevin Perkins, Farm Radio International, Will Snell, Development Media International, and Daniel Bruce, Internews Europe. Moderated by Carlos Chirinos, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.

An extra special A World In London, live from the Brunei Gallery, for World Radio Day!
http://soasradio.org/content/awil-141 13/2/15

On the 25th of February, the 13th Annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law lecture was held in association with the United Nations Association Westminster Branch, the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS, and the International Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales. The lecture was led by Dr Ahmed Shaheed. Dr Shaheed argued for a greater use of the special procedures system, including closer integration into the Rights Up Front framework proposed by Ban Ki Moon in 2013.

On the 24th of February, a panel comprised of Rebecca Sharkey, Sarah Graham-Brown and Dr Dan Plesch led a seminar that looked into the tension between military strategic thinking and the primacy of the humanitarian imperative. The discussion explores how, since the creation of the atomic bomb, the world's leading scientists and leaders have made repeated calls urging a deeper understanding of the threat to humanity posed by nuclear weapons. Rebecca Sharkey is the Co-ordinater of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in the UK.

Movimientos: Viva Pacifico! Special

On the 17th of February, Professor Peter Slinn gave a talk on the British Commonwealth and the Rule of Law from a practitioner's perspective. The talk addressed a wide range of critical issues concerning the history and legal significance of the Commonwealth. Discussion extended as far as addressing the relevance of the Commonwealth as a political entity in the modern world. Professor Slinn qualified as a solicitor in 1967, when he began his career as a legal adviser in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

From the rain forest to the city taking in Buenos Aires, Poland, Uk, Jamaica, Mali, Brighton, Mexico and more.


Today we welcome guest dj/producer extraordinaire Don Pascal choosing three tracks close to his heart - an exclusive version of his recent Tru Thoughts release "Tributo", a Colombian salsa dura classic and a delicious Rumba straight out of 80s Kinshasa - and talking about his recent DJ trip to Burma ... and his upcoming one to Ghana to play the Asa Baako festival set on a beach and adjoining jungle ( ... and we are not jealous in the slightest ! ...).

The usual journey across the spectrum of latin alternative and tropical beats. An exclusive from Mexican Cumbia dons Sonido Gallo Negro plus brand new tracks from Argentinian genius Axel Krygier ahead of his new new album next month, Cuban singer Daymé Arocena and Bolivian legend Luzmilla remixed by Captain Planet. Alongside more music from Colombia, Venezuela plenty of Brazilian treats and another track from the imminent Fontanas album release.

Hi everyone, this program is a taster for the live show on Friday 27th February 2015. I hope through this you will have an idea of what Professor Hwang Byung Ki’s music sounds like. As I said this is just a taster, you will be able to listen to more during the program on Friday. I will not be uploading the track list this episode, however people who are interested in obtaining a copy of his album can click on the link below to buy it:

Very Special Edition of A World in London:

DJ Ritu in an exclusive interview with Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel on their Europe Tour!

Track List

Album: The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Paris Session

1) Philipa
2) Hodu
3) Gassi Gabbi (feat. Eyal Sela)
4) Allassal Terey
5) Odjus Fitxadu (from album: The Idan Raichel Project: Within my walls)
6) Diaraby
7) Debo

Palm oil is almost ubiquitous in our food. But what is it doing to our health and the economies & environment where it is produced? An international collaboration, part of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), has recently been awarded funding from the grant from the Wellcome Trust to co-lead a pilot research project on health and sustainability aspects of palm oil. The research project ‘POSHE: Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics’ started last September and is co-led.