Events

Upcoming Events

Book Launch: Research for Action: A Conversation with Jean Drèze

Friday, 24 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road

Jean Drèze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jean Dreze (Delhi School of Economics)
Professor Matthew McCartney (CSASP)
Professor Sabina Alkire
Dr Duncan Green (Oxfam)
Ms Soumya Mishra
Mr Amogh Sharma

Latin American History Seminar: Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar

Monday, 27 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar – jointly organized with the Centre de reserche d’histoire de l’Amerique Latine at du monde ibérique (CRALMI), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Please note that this seminar will take place in Paris at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne,

Speaker(s): 
Romy Sánchez, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne;
Jesús Sanjurjo, University of Leeds

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions so as to facilitate economic growth.

Speaker(s): 
Kunal Sen (Manchester University)

Latin American Centre Seminars: The expansion of refugee protection in Latin America: Understanding the importance of ideological paradigms for policy change

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

In recent years the UNHCR has hailed Latin America as the new avant-garde of generous refugee protection. Is there evidence for significant liberalization of refugee legislation in the region and how can it be explained?

Speaker(s): 
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)

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Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: Representation Without Taxation, Taxation Without Consent: the Legacy of Spanish Colonialism to Latin America

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Alejandra Irigoin is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics, where she teaches Latin American Economic History and Early Modern global history.

Speaker(s): 
Alejandra Irigoin, LSE

The Regulatory State in China: Ambition, Strategy, and Limitation

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

For a country to have high speed trains safely running at 200-350 KM per hour on tracks exceeding 22,000 kilometers and mobile payments reaching US$5.5 trillion in 2016 (five times of its counterpart in America), things must be 'well regulated' in many areas.

Speaker(s): 
Frank Hong

Latin American Centre Seminars: Do our Adversaries Play by the Rules? Distrust and Democracy in Latin America

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in which “all politically relevant” actors play by basic democratic rules.

Speaker(s): 
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Speaker(s): 
Ian Talbot (Southampton University)

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