Upcoming Events

Horn of Africa: Shelter from the storm: Somali migrant networks in Uganda between international business and regional geopolitics

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room




No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa:


Mohamed Hersi (Independent)

Party, Nation-State, Empire: Re-thinking the Grammar of Chinese Governance

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre, Lecture Theatre 1

Western political scientists, regarding China as a nation-state like any other, commonly classify it as a 'party-state' and as 'authoritarian'.  Yet China’s transition to modern statehood differed from that of almost every other post-imperial or ‘new’ nation on the planet.  Drawing on new scholar

Vivienne Shue

Latin American History Seminar: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She studies slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in both Latin America and the United States. Along with Jean M.

Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan


Past Events

Nissan Seminar: Abe’s return: the politics and diplomacy of revival or denial?

Friday, 10 May, 2013 -
17:00 to 18:30
Dahrendorf Room, Founders’ Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Abe’s return: the politics and diplomacy of revival or denial?

A roundtable discussion on contemporary Japanese politics:

Ian Neary (Oxford) - The 2012 Elections

Arthur Stockwin (Oxford) - Abe’s domestic policy 2013

REES event: Sixty Years after Stalin

Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 18:00
Waterstones, Broad Street Oxford

A debate to mark the inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize. 

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, which is supported by Waterstones, is awarded to the best non-fiction book on Russia published in the UK in the previous year.

Free entry.

Professor Catriona Kelly
Andrew Miller
Professor Robert Service
Chair: Oliver Ready