Film screening: Nasser's Republic, The making of Modern Egypt (Middle East Centre Seminar)

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

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“Nasser’s Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt”, 82 minutes, © 2016
Producer/director: Michal Goldman; English and Arabic with English subtitles.
This film was made possible primarily by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Speaker(s): 
Michal Goldman (Director)

Film screening: Disturbing the Peace (Middle East Centre Seminar)

Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

About the Film

In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

Speaker(s): 
Introduction by Eugene Rogan (Director of the Middle East Centre, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, St Antony's College)

Georgian Programme Film Screening

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 18:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Filmed in 1929, Kote Mikaberidze’s directorial debut My Grandmother (current slang name for a protector) initially was supposed to show “the right way to the masses” according to the party’s guidelines and explore the bureaucracy and bourgeois elements intertwined into the state system.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Salome Tsopurashvili

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Despite the non-recognition of caste identity by the Pakistani state, caste relations are a pervasive feature of everyday life, particularly in small-town and rural Pakistan.

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Ali Jan

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

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