Events

Past Events

African Studies Seminar: Taking normative politics in Africa seriously: can we conceptualize "accessibility" as a political value? Case studies from Southwest Nigeria

Thursday, 1 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
St Antony's College, Pavilion Room

This talk argues for the need for a new approach to the study of African Politics that takes seriously the role of ideas, values and ideology, before offering an example of what this might look like in practice.

Speaker(s): 
Portia Roelofs (London School of Economics)

Masculine Compromise: The Impact of Migration on Family and Gender Relations in China

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

This presentation examines how rural-to-urban migration changes family and gender dynamics, with a particular focus on men and masculinity.  It shows how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons.

Speaker(s): 
Susanne Choi Yuk Ping

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Violence, Rents and Investment: Explaining Growth Divergence in South Asia

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

Why have growth rates have dramatically diverged between India and Pakistan since the 1990s, when their economic and political institutions have increasingly converged?

Speaker(s): 
Adnan A. Naseemullah (KCL)

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