Events

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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