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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

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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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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

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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

To view the latest working paper in the series click on image above.


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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  


York Masters Opportunity Scholarships

The University of York is offering 60 taught masters scholarships worth £10,000 each to students liable to pay fees at the home rate, entering in 2015. This is part of a HEFCE initiative aimed at removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups. Click here to find out more.

The £10,000 will be paid as a fee waiver and stipend paid in four instalments over the academic year.

Other Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available for our MA and PhD courses - click here for more information.

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NEW - Summer School 2015

Posted on Monday 19 January 2015

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

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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