Events

Upcoming Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Rohingya Exodus: Orchestrated Violence and Strategies of Survival

Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The Rohingyas violently expelled by Myanmar are not recognized as international refugees by Bangladesh. Despite lacking citizenship and the right to work, they have sought to survive through covert employment in labour markets and clientelist relations that provide protection for a price.

Speaker(s): 
Shapan Adnan

African Studies Seminar: Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Ms Folashadé Soulé joins the African Studies evening seminars to discuss her latest paper entitled ‘Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges’. Her research challenges the assumption that African bureaucracies are passive in their relationship with China and she interrogates what can be learned from successful Africa-China projects’ negotiations.

 

Speaker(s): 
Folashadé Soulé

Conference: Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East (Day 1)

Friday, 26 January, 2018 -
09:00 to 18:30
The Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

The first day of a three-day event generously supported by Pembroke College, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

Day 1 - Friday 26th January 2018

Speaker(s): 
Max Weiss (Keynote lecture)
Karin Loevy
Sarah Shields
Oren Barak
Raymond Hinnebusch
Michael Marcusa
Jerome Drevon
Michael Clark
Loubna El Amine
Kevin Mazur
Yesim Bayar
Karim Khwanda
Yaacov Yadgar (Chair)
Toby Matthiesen (Chair)
Laurent Mignon (Chair)

"Chile´s political development and its relations to Latin America". A conversation with Rolando Drago Rodríguez (Ambassador of Chile)

Friday, 26 January, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:15
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Rolando Drago was educated at the Universidad Técnica del Estado, the Universidad Católica de Chile and the Diplomatic Academy of Chile.
 

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Past Events

African Studies Seminar: Economic globalisation, poverty and human trafficking in Nigeria

Daisy Onyige (Oxford)
Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This paper seeks to give an exposé on the association between economic globalisation poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria. It asks the questions; do global economic inequalities facilitate trafficking in persons in Nigeria?  Does globalisation boost development or worsen gender inequality?

Speaker(s): 
Daisy Onyige (Oxford)

Georgian Seminar Series: The Construction of Royal/Imperial Authority in Georgia and Byzantium in the Age of Davit IV and Alexios I Komnenos, ca. 1081–1125

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

The end of the eleventh century was a turbulent period that witnessed a serious geostrategic reconfiguration of the Byzantine and Caucasian political maps.

Speaker(s): 
Sandro Nikolaishvili (Ph.D. Candidate, Central European University, Budapest)

Horn of Africa: Ordering the security arena: peace and conflict in the world’s most failing states

Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 17:00
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan share the dubious honour of being ranked the world’s ‘most fragile states’ according to the last four years of the Fragile States Index.

Speaker(s): 
Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation and labouring Bodies made in India

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Based on a recent book, this presentation depicts the Indian garment sweatshop as a 'regime' of exploitation and oppression crafted by multiple actors and crossing productive and reproductive realms.

Speaker(s): 
Alessandra Mezzadri (SOAS, London)

OUPakSoc presents: An Emerging Market or a Brewing Storm: Pakistan: A conversation with Miftah Ismail

Monday, 6 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College

Dr. Miftah Ismail is the Chairman of the Board of Investment Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Economic Affaits and he will be talking about the prospects of Pakistan being an emerging economic market.

Speaker(s): 
Miftah Ismail

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