SOAS events http://www.soas.ac.uk/news Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:37:27 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://www.soas.ac.uk/assets/footer_logo.png SOAS logo http://www.soas.ac.uk The use of law as an instrument of power in Sudan and South Sudan http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/15feb2016-the-use-of-law-as-an-instrument-of-power-in-sudan-and-south-sudan.html

Date: 15 February 2016 05:15pm

Finishes:15 February 2016 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: Room 4429

As part of the Sudan & South Sudan series, this seminar will reflect on resistance to the use of law as an instrument of power in Sudan and South Sudan, and challenges faced by those advocating legal reforms and greater rights protection.  

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:15:00 +0100
Economic Growth, Rural Assets and Prosperity. Exploring a twenty year record from Tanzania http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/22feb2016-economic-growth-rural-assets-and-prosperity-exploring-a-twenty-year-record-from-tanzania.html

Date: 22 February 2016 05:00pm

Finishes:22 February 2016 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4429

Many measures of poverty suggest that recent economic growth has benefitted a fortunate few, but not many of the worst off, particularly in rural areas. Professor Brockington will present a different picture.

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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0100
Electrifying and Watering Northern Nigerian Cities in the Era of British Colonial Rule, 1923-1945 http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/29feb2016-electrifying-and-wateringnorthern-nigerian-cities-in-the-era-of-british-colonial-rule-1923.html

Date: 29 February 2016 05:15pm

Finishes:29 February 2016 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4429

In Nigeria, during the colonial period, administrative headquarters, commercial centre’s and railway terminus were all provided with either major electricity and water schemes or partial supplies. Dr Akpen's study further revealed that electricity and water supply transformed the colonial urban space and created new social and economic order.

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:15:00 +0100
The Importance of Law as an Aid to Development in Africa http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/01mar2016-the-importance-of-law-as-an-aid-to-development-in-africa.html

Date: 1 March 2016 07:00pm

Finishes:1 March 2016 09:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Can Law really play any significant role in Development generally and in Africa particularly?
In this lecture Mashood Baderin and Andrew Thomas will be looking at both the optimist and skeptical views on the subject, bringing in case studies from different development projects undertaken in different parts of Africa.

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Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:00:00 +0100
Picturing Oral Transmission in Contemporary Senegal and Mali: Music, Language and Diversity in Film http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/08mar2016-picturing-oral-transmission-in-contemporary-senegal-and-mali-music-language-and-diversity-.html

Date: 8 March 2016 07:15pm

Finishes:8 March 2016 09:15pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: KLT (Khalili Lecture Theatre)

An interdisciplinary event featuring two award-winning documentaries directed or co-produced by SOAS scholars, aiming at exploring the unique reflections and practices that both music and multilingualism in Mali and Southern Senegal can offer.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:15:00 +0100
'Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement' http://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/09mar2016-hizmet-in-africa-the-activities-and-significance-of-the-gulen-movement-.html

Date: 9 March 2016 05:00pm

Finishes:9 March 2016 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

'Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement' covers the philosophy of Gulen and the educational, business, dialogue, humanitarian, and media activities of Hizmet in Africa.  It also deals with the relationship between the movement and the government of Turkey.

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0100