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The sculpture is called Dual Form and is by the Cornish artist Barbara Hepworth. Her 'Single Form' sculpture was commissioned by the United Nations as a memorial to Dag Hammarskjold at the United Nations in New York.

About us

Welcome to the Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) at the University of Exeter. CAIS has developed one of the UK’s leading International Relations programmes in one of Europe’s leading Politics departments and we offer internationally recognised, research led teaching and supervision in areas of global importance including international security,  international political economy, international political theory and globalisation and resistance.

Today no regions are isolated. Actions and interventions in remote places have immediate worldwide impact. Old orders are crumbling and new issues and forces are threatening our human future. We need new ideas to respond to these challenges. International studies has an important role to play in deepening our understanding of this world of our making; it can reveal how the current order has been shaped by the complex interplay of actors, social forces and institutions.

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