Events

Upcoming Events

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?' - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

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

We sincerely regret to inform you that the Annual Lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

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

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Past Events

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)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Despite the non-recognition of caste identity by the Pakistani state, caste relations are a pervasive feature of everyday life, particularly in small-town and rural Pakistan.

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Ali Jan

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