Events

Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: Representation Without Taxation, Taxation Without Consent: the Legacy of Spanish Colonialism to Latin America

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Alejandra Irigoin is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics, where she teaches Latin American Economic History and Early Modern global history.

Speaker(s): 
Alejandra Irigoin, LSE

The Regulatory State in China: Ambition, Strategy, and Limitation

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

For a country to have high speed trains safely running at 200-350 KM per hour on tracks exceeding 22,000 kilometers and mobile payments reaching US$5.5 trillion in 2016 (five times of its counterpart in America), things must be 'well regulated' in many areas.

Speaker(s): 
Frank Hong

Latin American Centre Seminars: Do our Adversaries Play by the Rules? Distrust and Democracy in Latin America

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in which “all politically relevant” actors play by basic democratic rules.

Speaker(s): 
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Speaker(s): 
Ian Talbot (Southampton University)

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