Development Studies Events
- The transformation of rural Bihar: Evidence from longitudinal research
Gerry Rodgers (Institute for Human Development, New Delhi)
- Andean Labyrinth: The New Left in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela
Jeff Webber (School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary)
- A practical evaluation model for grassroots organisations.
Eleanor Harrison (Global Giving)
- Law and Social Sciences Postgraduate Open Evening
Representatives from departments across the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences will be available to answer your questions about postgraduate studies at SOAS.
- Accumulation and control: capital, labour and the state in Ethiopia's coffee sector
Florian Schaefer (SOAS)
- Nepal's 2010 general strike: A moment of truth
Dr Feyzi Ismail (Development Studies, SOAS)
- Towards Peace and Development in Central Africa – the EU perspective
Douglas Carpenter (European External Action Service)
- Building Utopian Transformation: social justice and public space in David Harvey’s writings
Marcio Valenca (Professorial Research Associate, Development Studies, SOAS)
- 20 years in Fairtrade – a Personal Reflection
Sandy Balfour (Canon Collins Trust)
- Agrarian transition: end of an idea?
Henry Bernstein (SOAS)
- Globalization Since Bhopal: Three Decades of Environmental Disaster
Vandana Shiva and Ravi Rajan
CO-ORGANISED WITH THE BHOPAL MEDICAL APPEAL
- Campaigning against global poverty and injustice
Dr Rafeef Ziadah (War on Want)
- Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis (Book Launch)
Dr Thomas Marois (Development Studies, SOAS)
- How Grains Domesticated Us
James C. Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University)
In this lecture, Scott asks how homo sapiens came, only in the last 5% of its long career on the planet, to live in concentrated heaps of people, grain, and domesticated animals and, later, to be governed by units we call states. He will argue that virtually all classical states were based on grains, which are suited to concentrated production, tax assessment, cadastral surveys, storage, and rationing.