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Past Events

Horn of Africa: Support or subvert? Assessing devolution's effect on central power during Kenya's 2017 presidential rerun

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

Devolution introduced new local-level political offices in order to transform Kenyan politics by reducing the high stakes around the presidential race.

Speaker(s): 
Hannah Waddilove (University of Warwick)

Georgian Programme Film Screening

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 18:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Filmed in 1929, Kote Mikaberidze’s directorial debut My Grandmother (current slang name for a protector) initially was supposed to show “the right way to the masses” according to the party’s guidelines and explore the bureaucracy and bourgeois elements intertwined into the state system.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Salome Tsopurashvili

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

The Legal Construction of Immigrant China

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

Panel on China's Immigration Laws and Regulations From former NBA players and UEFA football players to African traders, entrepreneurs, and foreign students, China has become an emerging destination for international migrants over the past two decades.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Mimi Zou & Prof Bjorn Ahl

Women, Politics and Democracy in Brazil - Lecture by President Dilma Rousseff

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College

Dilma Rousseff was elected President of Brazil in 2010, becoming the first woman to hold the office. She was reelected in 2014. Previously, she served as Minister of Energy and then Presidential Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

Workshop with Dr Tomasz Rakowski, University of Warsaw: Collaborative and Experimental Ethnography: Uncovering alternative social histories through fieldwork

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with novel methodological approaches in ethnography, and present candidates with examples of and the advantages of ways of making fieldwork a collaborative experience for all participants.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Tomasz Rakowski (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw)

Nissan Seminar: Mind control, coercion, or blind faith? Auto-biographical narratives of former Aum Shinrikyō members and the ‘Japanese psyche

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Dr Rin Ushiyama, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

Anthropology Departmental Seminar: A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
15:15 to 16:15
Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?

Speaker(s): 
Nayanika Mathur

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