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Air strike in Gaza

Afghan worker (credit Jolyon Leslie/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)


Republican/Nationalist graffiti, New Lodge Road, New Lodge, Belfast.

Reconstruction of a school in Iraq

Prince Hassan, El Brahimi & Professor Sultan Barakat, WANA 2010

Počitelj, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavily bombed by Croatian forces during the 1993 Bosnian War. Most of the town's Bosniak population was either killed or removed to concentration camps in one of the war's most brutal instances of ethnic cleansing.

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  • ESRC/DfID - The influence of DfID-Sponsored State Building - Oriented Research on British Policy in Fragile, Post-Conflict Environments

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MA in Post-war Recovery Studies

York Masters Opportunity Scholarships 2014/15

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MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies 


Education in Conflict & Emergencies

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Sultan Barakat
Professor Sultan Barakat Named Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor

Posted on Friday 14 March 2014

Professor Sultan Barakat, the founding director of the University’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), has been named Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on internationalisation.