Empire, decolonisation and expertise: an interdisciplinary workshop

Staff and postgraduate students are invited to a workshop organised by Dr Ruth Craggs and hosted by the Geography Department.

Bringing together historians and geographers to discuss the loose theme of ‘Empire, decolonisation and expertise’, it will take place during the first week of term, on Wednesday 24th September, Pyramid Room, 4th Floor, King’s Building, 13.30 – 18.00, followed by wine and nibbles from 18.00 – 19.00.

Full programme details available here.

If you are planning to attend, please email Dr Ruth Craggs (ruth.craggs@kcl.ac.uk) by Wednesday 17th of September.

Research Assistant – Migration studies

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Ref: RSC 25 / 2012 (please quote in all correspondence)
Department: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy
Centre (MPC)
Length of contract, % of
Full time from 01/09/12 to 31/12/12.
Director of project: Prof. Philippe Fargues
Title of project: Migration Policy Centre
Job description: Assist the Director of the Project with the following tasks:
· Updating and harmonising the legal database of CARIM South
covering Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM)
countries, in partnership with the MPC’s network of
correspondents in these countries;
· Monitoring Research done by external experts;
· Participating in Research projects.
Qualifications: · Completed or on-going PhD in Law,
· Demonstrated interest in legal frameworks regarding migration
in SEM countries, and good knowledge of the legal systems of
some of them,
· Excellent writing and analytical skills with a special emphasis
on the capacity to express concisely technical/academic
· Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
The Research Assistant will be preferably based in Florence, Italy.
However, the MPC may consider the possibility to recruit a Research
Assistant based in another country, provided that he/she will
guarantee to come to Florence at least once per month.
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Applications, with curriculum vitae of max. 2 pages, must be addressed to the Academic Service,
for the attention of Dr. A. Frijdal, at the following e-mail address: apply.resposts@eui.eu. The
deadline for applications is 12 July 2012.

Getting into International Development

23 March 2010

International Development is a growing sector that employs a wide range of people around the globe. This one day introductory course will set out clearly how the sector is structured, the different entry roles available and the combination of qualifications, skills and experience needed to get into international development.

  • Meet and network with key players within the sector
  • Learn about routes in – including internships, graduate programmes and short courses
  • Get tips from recruiters on making effective applications


Representatives include:

  • 2Way Development
  • VSO
  • FCO
  • Meltwater Meltwater Entreprenurial School of technology (MEST)
  • RedR
  • The Microfinance Association


More to be announced!

Last year’s attendees said:

  • I attended your ‘Getting into International Development’ conference earlier this year; it was very informative and offered good practical advice to those of us trying to get a foot on the ladder – Reza Majid, British Council
  • A really enjoyable, interesting course which was thoroughly informative and useful. Thank you!
  • It was very informative and encouraging. I feel invigorated to start my search again! I was feeling a bit dejected!


Join, contribute and learn about International Development by visiting the Facebook page at www.careers.lon.ac.uk/facebook/dev. You will receive full support from the moment you sign up and the opportunity to learn more about the course, talk to the organisers and network with other participants.

For more information and to download an application form, visit www.careers.lon.ac.uk/dev

Email cs@careers.lon.ac.ukwith queries.