26th September 2014
WISE thoughts from the past
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded a
grant of more than £1.5 million to a research collaboration
involving Professors Kevin Bales and John Oldfield from the
Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation
(WISE). The grant will support research to bring into the present
important lessons from anti-slavery movements of the past,
translating them into effective tools to help combat forced labour.
The grant is one of three announced by the AHRC under their ‘Care
for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past’ theme, which
aims to generate new understandings of the relationship between the
past and the future. Read
29th July 2014
Welcome to Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand
WISE extends a very warm welcome to Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand who
was recently appointed to a joint School of Law/WISE position in
Human Rights Law.
Shahrzad is a graduate of Evin Shahid Beheshti University in
Iran and did her doctoral work at the University of Sussex.
Her research interests are criminal law, comparative law,
criminology and international criminal law. Shahrzad’s PhD thesis
(2012) was on decision-making by the International Criminal Court
(ICC) Prosecutor in relation to the Darfur Region of the Sudan and
the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has also worked as an
assistant on a number of research projects, among them the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s
trial-monitoring project in Sarajevo, and, in addition, has three
years’ experience as a part-time Business Specialist with Lloyd’s
Shahrzad took up her new post on 1 July 2014. This is an
exciting new appointment and further evidence of WISE’s close
working relationship with the School of Law.
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