Legal Controversies and State-Building in Late 19th Century East Asia

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

International History of East Asia Seminar. Legal Controversies and State-Building in Late 19th Century East Asia. Takahiro Yamamoto, University of Heidelberg: 'Connecting Japan and the Pacific: Benjamin Pease, Thomas Glover, and the Bonin Islands, 1871-1876'.

Speaker(s): 
Takahiro Yamamoto & Jonathan Chappell

Anthropology Departmental Seminar: A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
15:15 to 16:15
Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?

Speaker(s): 
Nayanika Mathur

Mobile citizens, portable rights: Social and political inclusion of internal migrants

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
09:30 to 12:30
Seminar Room 2, Wolfson College

A growing number of people migrate from their localities of origin in search of employment, education and other opportunities. Yet, our understandings of rights and representation remain structured by sedentary notions of citizenship.

Speaker(s): 
Priyanka Jain (Ajeevika)
Ravi Raman (Kerala State Planning Board)
Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies)

Paul Irwin Crookes speaks on UK-China economic relations at a conference organised by the UK Department for International Trade in London

Paul Irwin Crookes presented his research on current opportunities and ongoing challenges in the UK’s economic relationship with China at a recent conference organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), held in London.

Women, Politics and Democracy in Brazil - Lecture by President Dilma Rousseff

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College

Dilma Rousseff was elected President of Brazil in 2010, becoming the first woman to hold the office. She was reelected in 2014. Previously, she served as Minister of Energy and then Presidential Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

Horn of Africa: Support or subvert? Assessing devolution's effect on central power during Kenya's 2017 presidential rerun

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

Devolution introduced new local-level political offices in order to transform Kenyan politics by reducing the high stakes around the presidential race.

Speaker(s): 
Hannah Waddilove (University of Warwick)

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