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.
On which pillars does presidential power depend? Which factors ensure (in)stability? Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman and Timothy Power from the University of Oxford have compared different presidential systems in the world regions of Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
On Thursday 30th January, 2014, Dr Azam Chaudhury of the Lahore School of Economics gave a seminar to CSASP students, entitled Workers and Owners at Odds: Innovation and Incentives in Pakistan.
Students of Hindi today (10th February 2014) tried their hand at bargaining for silk saris, colourful kurtas and shimmering scarves in a make-shift ‘Indian clothing store’ as part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme’s course “Hindi ‘in situ’”.
On Thursday evening, the LAC welcomed Juan Luis Passarelli and Mathew Charles to preview their new documentary, The Engineer. The film follows the daily routine of Israel Ticas, the only forensic criminologist in El Salvador.
Chris Arnold, David Doyle and Nina Wiesehomeier analyse Dilma’s Mensagem ao Congresso from last monday. As they report on their blog, the incumbant Brazilian president started out with a position close to Lula, her predecessor.
On 31st January 2014, Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame) visited the LAC and presented his new book in co-authorship with Dr Aníbal Pérez-Liñán of the University of Pittsburgh.
On 31st January 2014, with the generous support of Santander Universities UK, the Brazilian Studies Programme hosted a day-long workshop on “The Brazilian Political Class: Ideology, Values, and Policy Preferences.” Papers explored data collected in a summer 2013 survey of the Brazilian Congress c
On 30th January 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme joined forces with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and with the Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) to organize a public event in London on “The Brazilian Outlook for 2014.” The event was held at the Notre Dame London Cen
Congratulations to Liz Chatterjee on the publication of her book Delhi: Mostly Harmless: One woman's vision of the city.
Liz graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India in its very first cohort and, amongst other things, is now a teaching fellow on the course.