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Congratulations, Mazhar!

Mazhar Abbas defended his thesis on "Landed Aristocracy and Peasantry in Pakistan (1947 – 1977): A Case Study of Punjab" and received his PhD. As of fall 2020, he will be Assistant Professor in History and Pakistan Studies at the Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Email:  Congratulations Mazhar!



Congratulations to the class of 2020!

On the 3rd of July 2020, these students at the center received their master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Wishing you the very best in future endeavors.

(Above) Elorm Ewurama Kumah and Felix Amoah-Siaw ( with Jill Mujaji and Aminata Yattara practicing)

(On the Right) Iris Borowy with Felix, Aone and Elorm

In the spring semester of 2020, students and teachers of Shanghai University and the University of Zurich in Switzerland collaborated in a climate diplomacy simulation class. In mixed groups, uniting students from both universities, representing seven countries, they established the climate position of their countries and then negotiated a "global" (okay, seven country) agreement on climate change prevention. It was not at all certain if these negotiations would be successful, but now the result is out: there is a  Shanghai-Zurich Agreement on Climate Change Mitigation!

Thank you, Professor Antoine Acker, indispensable assistants Camille Schneiter and Kai Kersten, and all participating students for making this happen! :-)

Iris Borowy