Susan Breau, Head of the School of Law, visited the College of Law at Sultan Qaboos University recently. Ways to develop academic and research ties between the two institutions were discussed. Members of the College of Law at SQU were interested to hear about the Pro Bono projects and other opportunities for law students in Reading. Professor Breau said that collaboration with a law school in Oman is very important for the School of Law considering the importance of Oman as a mediator in resolving the crisis in the Middle East and the Arab region. She also said that Reading is offering the first postgraduate program in Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management and that many Omani students are pursing higher studies in law at the School of Law at the University of Reading.