Dr Miriam Driessen's latest article '在非洲做工程项目的中国人的“吃苦”与“诉苦”(Eating and speaking bitterness on Chinese construction projects in Africa)' was published in 中国非洲研究评论 (Annual Review of African Studies in China), edited by Li Anshan and Liu Haif
STORRY MEMORIAL TRAVELLING BURSARY
A bursary of £500-£600 is offered towards the cost of travel to Japan for the purpose of studying some aspect of modern Japan. The bursary is open to postgraduate students and undergraduates alike.
REES will host a new project exploring political homophobia and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender – LGBT - communities in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
The SIAS Macmillan Coffee Morning took place on Friday 29th September in aid of cancer support.
The event was well attended my SIAS staff and students and has raised £159.81 for the charity.
At the end of August Professor Rachel Murphy delivered an invited key note talk at the Thirteen International Conference of Chinese Agriculture and Rural Development (ICARDC XIII) on the role of parental migration in driving China’s a
SIAS is delighted to announce that Timothy Power and Philip Robins have successfully completed the Recognition of Distinction exercise and are now full professors.
Paul Chaisty has been awarded funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme to support research on How Russians Make Sense of Politics: A 2018 Russian Presidential Election Study.
On 6th June, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Latin American Centre, where he gave an informal presentation on the current situation in Colombia to a selected group of students and the staff of the Centre.
On 23rd September 2013, the Oxford team presented the CPP project to the Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo (USP).
Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó has just published ‘Colombia: Democratic Governance Amidst and Armed Conflict’, a chapter in Jorge Dominguez and Michael Shifter’s edited volume Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 4th edition).
On 20th September 2013, the CPP team visited the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, where a symposium on comparative presidentialism was sponsored jointly by the graduate programs in Law and Political Science.
On 19th September, 2013 the CPP held its first regional workshop at the Federal Senate of Brazil in Brasília. The event was jointly opened by Senators Cyro Miranda, Flexa Ribeiro, and Lídice da Mata, by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, HE Alex Ellis, and by the Director of the Brazilian Legi
On 16th September 2013, Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman, Svitlana Chernykh and Timothy Power presented cross-regional findings from the Coalitional Presidentialism Project.
Mr Ian Rapley will be joining us as Postdoctoral Teaching Associate for the academic year 2013-2014. He is completing his DPhil in modern Japanese history and prior to that he was a student on the MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies programme.
On 13th September 2013, The CPP team participated in an international workshop on “Coalition Management in Comparative Perspective” at EBAPE (Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.