Events

Upcoming Events

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.

Speaker(s): 
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

AfriSoc 60th Anniversary - Pan Africanism: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 -
14:00 to 16:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

The Oxford University Africa Society focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. It seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to critically engage.

Speaker(s): 
Ambassador Abena Busia
Prof. Patricia Daley
Dr. Tunde Oseni
Dr. Simukai Chigudu
Prof. Kole Omotoṣo (keynote speaker)

Elliott Lecture - From Cold War to Hot Peace: an American ambassador in Putin's Russia

Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, St Antony's

Michael McFaul is Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael McFaul (Freeman Spogli Instiute for International Studies & Hoover Institution)

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2018 - 'The African rising narrative - where now?'

Friday, 8 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is Vice Chancellor (President) and Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States International University Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, a position he assumed on January 1, 2016.

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa)

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Past Events

Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.

Mobile citizens, portable rights: Social and political inclusion of internal migrants

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
09:30 to 12:30
Seminar Room 2, Wolfson College

A growing number of people migrate from their localities of origin in search of employment, education and other opportunities. Yet, our understandings of rights and representation remain structured by sedentary notions of citizenship.

Speaker(s): 
Priyanka Jain (Ajeevika)
Ravi Raman (Kerala State Planning Board)
Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies)

Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Film screening: Nasser's Republic, The making of Modern Egypt (Middle East Centre Seminar)

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

Basic stats:

“Nasser’s Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt”, 82 minutes, © 2016
Producer/director: Michal Goldman; English and Arabic with English subtitles.
This film was made possible primarily by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Speaker(s): 
Michal Goldman (Director)

Lawyers and the Politics of Activism in the Xi Jinping Era

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

After a decade of expanding lawyer activism in China, the large-scale “709 Crackdown” beginning in July 2015 has had a deep chilling effect on the fight by criminal defense and human rights lawyers for basic legal freedoms.

Speaker(s): 
Sida Liu & Terence C. Halliday

Refugee Studies Centre Seminar -- Book launch for 'Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State'

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 14:00
Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The dispossession and forced migration of nearly 50% of Syria’s population has produced the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State (Hurst Publishers) p

Speaker(s): 
Professor Dawn Chatty (Refugee Studies Centre)

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