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Alaa Hamdon discusses Mosul Book Bridge on BBC Radio 4

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Alaa Hamdon welcomes the first consignment of new books from Book Aid International to Mosul Library in 2018.

YAS member Dr Alaa Hamdon has detailed the work being done by YAS and partners at University College London and Book Aid International to rebuild and restock Mosul University Library on BBC Radio 4’s live arts programme, Front Row.

Mosul University, where Alaa researches and lecturers as an Earthquake Analyst, was one of the first institutions targeted by IS after their occupation of Mosul in 2014.  Its University Library, which housed over a million books, including historical documents over 300 years old was sacked and later burned completely.

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YAS Welcomes 53 New Members

 

YAS Welcomes 53 New Members

 

New cohort of members includes outstanding members of Scotland’s Refugee Community

 

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of 53 new members.  The group, comprising 31 women and 22 men in their early-to-mid careers from across Scotland, make up the fifth intake cohort of new members since YAS was founded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.  They will join YAS’s existing members in realising its mission ‘to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence, and leadership’. 

The cohort includes three members who have been appointed through YAS’s At-Risk Academic/Refugee (ARAR) membership initiative.  The ARAR initiative was launched in 2016 to recognise young professionals of outstanding talent from Scotland’s refugee and displaced migrant communities. YAS has committed to reserving membership spaces for at-risk academics and refugees in its recruitment rounds until at least 2020.

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Sotiria Grek is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. She works in the area of Europeanisation of education policy with a particular focus on transnational policy learning, knowledge and governance. She has co-authored (with Martin Lawn) ‘Europeanising education: governing a new policy space’ (2012, Symposium) and recently co-edited (with Joakim Lindgren) 'Governing by Inspection’ (2015, Routledge).

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18 March 2019
Alaa Hamdon welcomes the first consignment of new books from Book Aid International to Mosul Library...