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Department of Development Studies

Development Studies seminar series

The Development Studies Seminars take place weekly during terms 1 & 2 with speakers representing the full range of development-related disciplines including economics, political science, anthropology, sociology and history.

Entrance is free and seminars are open to the public.

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Nepal's 2010 general strike: A moment of truth

Dr Feyzi Ismail (Development Studies, SOAS)

18 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Andean Labyrinth: The New Left in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela

Jeff Webber (School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary)

11 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

East Asia: Slippery Floor for the Left

Dae-oup Chang (Development Studies, SOAS)

28 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dying for an iPhone: The Struggle of China's New Working Class

Jenny Chan (Contemporary China Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford)

21 October 2014, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, The Council Chamber (ground floor), 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Land and Freedom: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism (book launch)

Dr Leandro Vergara-Camus (Development Studies, SOAS)

All Welcome, no need for booking.

7 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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18 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch “Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest”

Tim Pringle (Lecturer in Development Studies, SOAS)

11 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Palliative Development: Moving Beyond the Limits of the Developmentalist State

Samuel Cohn (Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A & M University; Professorial Research Associate in Development Studies, SOAS)

4 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exchange Rate Management in a Natural Resource Dominated Economy: the case of Zambia, 2002-2013

John Weeks (Professor Emeritus, SOAS, Development Studies)

25 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch “The Global Development Crisis”

Benjamin Selwyn (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex)

18 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Geographies of Capital and Labour in Mekong Southeast Asia: Border SEZs and Cross-border Regionalism

Dennis Arnold (Assistant Professor, Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam)

4 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch “Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African labour mobility and EU borders”

Hannah Cross (Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster)

28 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Book launch “The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next"

John Hilary (Executive Director of War on Want)

21 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Developmentalism and the Origin of Methodological Nationalism in the Analysis of Development

Lucia Pradella (University of Venice, Ca' Foscari, and SOAS, Development Studies)

14 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry: Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

Susanne Soederberg (Political Studies, Queen's University)

This event has been organised by the Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States Research Cluster

10 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Lost Logic of State-owned Banking for Development

Thomas Marois (Development Studies, SOAS)

3 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The war for biodiversity: the politics of remilitarising anti poaching in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rosaleen Duffy (Development, SOAS)

26 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Clusters, Value Chains and Labour Standards: From Football to the Rising Powers

Khalid Nadvi (Development, SED, Manchester)

19 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Finance and the [re]structuring of production; foregrounding production in the process of financialisation

Susan Newman (Economics, ISS Rotterdam)

12 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Revolutions and Development

Vicken Chetarian (Development Studies, SOAS)

29 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Predatory growth in India. A critique and an alternative

Aseem Shrivastava (Environmental economist and writer)

22 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Routes, Transport, Land: Managing Mobility in the Himalayan Borderlands

Tina Harris (Sociology & Anthropology, University of Amsterdam)

15 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Greece, Financialization and the EU. The Political Economy of Debt and Destruction

Vassilis Fouksas (International Politics, University of East London)

8 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Producing urban asylum: forced migration and the city

Jonathan Darling (Geography, Manchester)

12 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

What's hot and what's not in development?

Duncan Green (Oxfam)

5 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Basic Income in India: Piloting Unconditional Cash Transfers

Guy Standing (Department of Development Studies, SOAS)

26 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rethinking Development: China’s Development ‘Model’

Jennifer Hsu (Political Science, Alberta)

19 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Macroeconomic Impact of Capital Flight on sub-Saharan Countries

John Weeks (Department of Economics, SOAS)

5 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gender, Law and Justice in a Global Market

Ann Stewart (School of Law, Warwick University)

29 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Aid and reconstruction in Haiti: A panel discussion to mark the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake

Peter Hallward (Kingston University), Andrew Leak (UCL and Haiti Solidarity Group) and Chiara Liguori (Amnesty International)

22 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

When daughters migrate and mothers do not: girl children workers in India

Deepita Chakravarty (Department of Economics, SOAS)

15 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Recovering Internationalism: Creating The New Global Solidarity

Peter Waterman (Network Institute for Global Democracy (Helsinki); Programa De Estudios Sobre Democracia y Transformacion Global (Lima) & Critical Action: Centre in Movement (New Delhi))

4 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Is there a labour movement in China?

Tim Pringle (Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS)

27 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Re)Producing Labour: The Economies of Transnational Commercial Surrogacy

Prabha Kotiswaran (School of Law, King’s College London)

20 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Politics of Pension Reform: A Feminist Reading of Collective Resistance

Kanchana Ruwanpura (Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton)

13 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

No teeth, but lovely gums! Why the first Alkire Foster Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index for South Africa was wrong (and the second not much better)

Charles Meth (Dept. of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield & School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal)

30 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Globalisation, health and work: Chilean women workers and the Engelian Fallacy

Jasmine Gideon (Dept. of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)

23 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Millennium Development Goals And Ambitious Developmental Engineering

Clive Gabay, Dpt. of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London

Seminar to start at 5.30pm.

16 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Moving out of war: Postwar statebuilding in Southeast Asia

Claire Smith (University of York)

13 March 2012, , G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Turning Peasants into Soldiers? Securitized development, militarization and nationalism in Sri Lanka

Jonathan Goodhand, David Rampton (SOAS) Rajesh Venugopal (LSE)

6 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Global Growth, Employment and Macro Policy: Options to consider in 2012 - The debates without and within the ILO

Moazam Mahmood (ILO)

The Director of the Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department, ILO, discusses the 2012 Global Employment Trends Report

2 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Angola and the local politics of civil war

Justin Pearce (Post Doctoral Fellow, SOAS)

28 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

I'm a policymaker get me out of here! The dilemmas of putting conflict policy into practice at DFID

Mark Segal, DFID, Senior Conflict Advisor

21 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

“Organisational Voluntarism”: Pure gifts, dirty money and the field of social action in India

Brendan Donegan (SOAS)

7 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Should we double aid or halve it? A defining development question for the 21st century

Jonathan Glennie (ODI)

31 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Working with civil society templates: experts, entrepreneurs and volunteers in rural Tanzania

Claire Mercer (LSE)

24 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Changing Distribution of Global Poverty: Methodological Questions and Implications for Development Studies

Andy Sumner (Research Fellow, IDS, University of Sussex)

17 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reconsidering debates on the developmental state

Subir Sinha & Dae-Oup Chang (SOAS)

6 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Development Within or Against Capitalism: A Critical Engagement with Amartya Sen’s 'Development as Freedom'

Ben Selwyn (Sussex Univeristy)

29 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Pitfalls of Water Privatisation: Failure and Reform in Malaysia

Jeff Tan (AKU-ISMC, Assistant Professor)

22 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge Univeristy)

15 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Struggles in Bolivia

Jeffrey Webber (Queen Mary, UoL)

1 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Impact of Global Instability on sub-Saharan Countries: National Policy Responses

John Weeks (SOAS, Professor Emeritus)

25 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

‘Fool me once, shame on you: fool me twice, shame on me’ - From Microfinance to Social Business: Exploring the Fantasy Worlds of Muhammad Yunus

Milford Bateman (Independent Consultant)

18 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011: New Country Results, Changes Over Time and Sub-national Decompositions

Sabina Alkire (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Director)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

11 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The precariat strikes back? Reflections on the possibilities for claiming labour rights under neoliberalism (a Tanzanian study)

Matteo Rizzo (SOAS)

11 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Karl Marx, Frederik List and the Political Economy of Late Development

Ben Selwyn

15 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Great Chinese Famine

Chris Brammal (SOAS)

8 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Small-Scale Fishing in the Bijagos Islands, Guinea Bissau: A Comparison of Local and Migrant Trading Strategies

Helen Cross (UCL)

1 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship

Guy Standing (Bath / ILO)

22 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pakistan 1950-2009: Dependency, States, and Markets

Matthew McCartney (SOAS)

8 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Just Give Money to the Poor

Joseph Hanlon (Open University)

1 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Agricultural Labour in Boomtown Bangalore: Class Relations and the Circulation of Labour in Karnataka, South India

Jon Pattenden (UEA)

25 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The History of Adult Education in 1960s Tanzania, and implications for broader development ideologies in the country

Mike Jennings (SOAS)

18 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Power, Profit and Prestige. A History of American Imperial Expansion

Philip Golub (IEE, Université Paris 8)

7 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The 'Art of coercion': Organised violence and state-building

Antonio Giustozzi (CSRC, London School of Economics)

30 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

What is Development Studies for?

Henry Bernstein (SOAS)

23 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

From One-by-Two to Coffee Day The Sociology of Coffee Drinking in South India

Peter Mollinga (SOAS)

16 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Peacebuilding without using the word peace: NGOs' strategies of reputational management during the peace to war transition in Sri Lanka 2006-7

Oliver Walton (University of Birmingham)

2 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Clean Fake: navigating 'legal residence' in migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves (CRESC, Manchester University)

26 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mind the gap! Urban Poverty reduction vs. the reality of being poor in Tanzania

Matteo Rizzo (Cambridge University)

19 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rethinking the Imperial Difference: reflections on US-Latin American encounters

David Slater (Loughborough University)

23 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Has the current global financial crisis created opportunities for firms

Lutao Ning (Durham University)

16 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Social-Religious Origins of the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST)

Michael Löwy (IIRE)

9 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Colonial Interventions and Postcolonial Transformations

Uma Khotari (IDPM, Manchester)

2 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Aid to Fragile States:The Provision of Budget Support in Difficult Circumstances

Nicola Pontara (World Bank)

23 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditional cash transfers in Latin America: Neoliberal targeting or a move towards social inclusion?

Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (Oxford University)

9 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

India: The Political Economy of Growth

Dr Matthew McCartney (SOAS)

2 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Industrial Policy: Can We Go Beyond an Unproductive Confrontation?”

Ha Joon Chang

26 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hierarchies of Power, Space and Bodies: Towards an understanding of Genocidal Violence in Africa

Patricia Daley, Oxford University

19 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM