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Join us at our next SOAS Book & Talk on Friday 26 January, where we will be welcoming SOAS academic and author Professor Stephen Chan, OBE. Professor Chan will be presenting his latest book, Plural International Relations in a Divided World (Polity Press, 2017).

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Date: Friday 26th January 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue: S312, Third Floor, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS

Light refreshments will be provided.

We hope you will be able to join us!


ABOUT THE BOOK

Stephen Chan explores the historical and philosophical roots of difference and discord in the international system. He begins with the introduction of the Westphalian system, showing how, throughout the 20th century, new states entered that system without seriously challenging the international status-quo. By contrast, the 21st century has brought turmoil and change in the form of militant Islam whose varied roots and fluid emergence have so far prevented the West from being able to understand and combat it. Developing Kissinger's suspicion of Saudi Arabia as an Islamic state in Westphalian dress, Chan argues that what is at stake today is not the development of a new Caliphate or an old radicalism - but the effort to supplant and replace the Westphalian system itself.


BOOK & TALK

This SOAS alumni book club, entitled ‘Book & Talk’, takes place on SOAS campus every few months. The book is usually chosen from SOAS’ reading lists, as well as books that are relevant to what we teach and believe in SOAS.

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