Past Events

Economic Partnership between China and Europe: Reality, Possibility or Yesterday's Story?

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

China and Europe have become much closer in economic terms over the past four decades but in spite of extraordinary growth in two-way trade and investment flows, and a proliferation of dialogues on policy, the EU-China Strategic Partnership (2003) has proved to be a disappointment.

John Farnell

African Studies Seminar: From rebel movement to political party: UNITA's social engagement in post-war Angola

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
St Antony's College, Pavilion Room

The endurance and indeed the growing electoral support manifested by the Angolan opposition party UNITA since its defeat as an armed movement in 2002 defies generally gloomy prognoses both for opposition parties in dominant party systems and for defeated rebel movements that recast themselves as

Justin Pearce (University of Cambridge)

Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series: Week 4 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:00
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College

DPIR, CIS and St Cross College present the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series. The series brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss and highlight the importance of history and intellectual diversity in International Relations.

Faisal Devji

Modern Israel Studies Seminar: The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:15 to 16:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE.  The Week 4 seminar will take place in the Pavilion Room at St Antony's College (not the usual venue at SIAS). The Pavilion Room is an accessible room.

Eugene Rogan (Middle East Centre, St Antony's College)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Querying the Cosmopolitan in Sri Lankan and Indian Ocean History

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The presenters will reflect on their proposal to draw Sri Lanka into the paradigm of global history through the recently published edited collection Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (UCL, 2017 - the full volume can be downloaded free of charge at

Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)
Alan Strathern (Brasenose)