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Tributes to former SOAS Director Professor Paul Webley, CBE

Professor Paul Webley, the former Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, died after a long illness. Paul was one of the founders of LIDC in 2007, and an ardent champion of our activities through his last year at SOAS. He felt very strongly about international development and the need to address its challenges in an interdisciplinary approach. He helped us to develop the special role that SOAS plays today in LIDC. Paul was also a strong advocate of inter-collegiate collaboration, and shared his strategic skills in this area with LIDC, to help us achieve the strong partnership that we now have. LIDC would not be what it is today without Paul’s support and guidance. We join with our colleagues in SOAS and other Colleges in mourning his passing, and celebrating his life and contributions.

Director Jeff Waage and LIDC team.

Further tributes for Paul and contact details are on the SOAS website