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Air strike in Gaza

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


Afghan Graffiti

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.

Welcome to the PRDU

... an international centre of excellence for the study of post-conflict societies and their recovery.

Current Research

  • NSP - PRDU is working closely with a local research partner, Tadbeer Consulting, on a World Bank funded evaluation of the largest development programme in Afghanistan, the National Solidarity Programme (NSP).

Working Papers

 Working Paper 7

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MA,MSc & PhD Courses

MA in Post-war Recovery Studies

MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies  

MA and PhD scholarships click here for more information.‌

NEW - International Humanitarian Affairs Summer School
13-17 July 2015

PRDU are proud to announce their new summer school on International Humanitarian Affairs. Further details

Virtual Open Day Wednesday 11 February 2015

Our Virtual Open Days are the ideal way to find out more about postgraduate study at the University of York
Click here for more details and to register for a place.

Virtual Open Day February 2015

Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery

The PRDU is very pleased to announce a forthcoming book series edited by Dr. Kenneth Bush and Professor Sultan Barakat entitled Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-conflict Recovery. If you have a project that may fit with the series, please use the Palgrave publishing proposal form (MS Word  , 438kb)  

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Latest News

Congratulations to our Graduands!

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

First Batch of Graduates Since PRDU’s Independence.

NEW - Summer School 2015

Posted on Monday 19 January 2015

International Humanitarian Affairs Summer School 13 - 20 July 2015, University of York


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