Events

Past Events

The Legal Challenges of the Belt and Road: Views from Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

MOU Signing Ceremony with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Public Lecture by the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts The Honorable Dr Michael Hwang MOU signing ceremony to start at 5pm in the lecture theatre, followed by public lecture by the Chief Justice.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael Hwang, S.C.

African Studies Seminar: The tree for living well: the socio-cultural significance of enset in southern Ethiopia

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Enset (ensete ventricosum; Abyssinian banana), uniquely domesticated in Ethiopia, sustains upwards of 20 million people in southern Ethiopia. It also feeds a sizeable animal population and is in turn nurtured by both animals and people.

Speaker(s): 
Elizabeth Ewart (University of Oxford) & Wolde Tadesse (University of Oxford)

China's Boxer Rising and First Global War

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

China's Boxer Rising and the First Global War: Tales of Martyrs and Myths, Murders and Monuments This illustrated talk will focus on the violent events in China that convulsed the Qing Empire and captivated the attention of newspaper readers around the world in 1900, which are the subject of a bo

Speaker(s): 
Prof Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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)

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