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Past Events

State Capacity: Reflections on India

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar room 2, ODID, Queen Elizabeth House

How does a weak post-colonial democracy develop the capacity to promote citizen well-being? The talk will explore the case of India by comparing two sub-national states – Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The Indian state has entered an era of rapid economic growth.

Speaker(s): 
Rahul Mukherji

South Africa Discussion Group: UMTETELI WA BANTU AND THE CONSTITUTION OF SOCIAL PUBLICS IN 1920S AND 1930S SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Most writing on the black press in South African history views Umteteli wa Bantu, established in 1920 and funded by the Native Recruitment Corporation, as a signal for African loss of editorial independence, punting moderate African views in reaction to the more radical news available in newspape

Speaker(s): 
NATASHA ERLANK (University of Johannesburg)

Horn of Africa: Constitutionalism, ‘developmentalism’ and popular demands in Ethiopia: exploring the common denominator

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

This seminar seeks to explain the competing and sometimes conflicting aspirations of the Ethiopian State, and its outcome as it has been displayed in the recent popular protests and demands.

Speaker(s): 
Henok Gabisa (Washington and Lee)

Latin American History Seminar: Empire in retreat: Past, Present and Future of the United States

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road

Victor Bulmer-Thomas is Emeritus Professor of London University, Honorary Professor at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, and Associate Fellow in the United States and Americas Programme, Chatham House. He has been a Director of the J.P.

Speaker(s): 
Victor Bulmer-Thomas, UCL and London University

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

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