SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

The Globalisation Lectures

The Globalisation Lectures are a series of evening lectures (usually four per year), attracting high profile speakers on a range of issues in globalisation. Entry is free, please register for the events on the individual lecture pages. The lectures are convened by Professor Gilbert Achcar.

The most recent lectures can be viewed online.

Previous Globalisation Lectures:

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Previous Globalisation Lectures at SOAS, University of London

Convenor: Professor Gilbert Achcar

Previous Events in this series

Women's Rights and the Arab Uprisings

Professor Ahlem Belhadj, MD, University of Tunis

This event is free. First come, first seated.

7 December 2015, Brunei Gallery, BGLT, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Women and the ‘Arab Spring’: Lessons from Iran?

Haideh Moghissi, Professor and Trudeau Fellow, Department of Equity Studies, York University, Toronto

The swift turn that the movement for democracy and social justice has taken in favour of Islamists signals the challenges ahead for progressive social forces. This paper asks whether there are lessons  to be learned from Iran’s 1979 revolution.

6 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Is Islamism the Arab Destiny?

Aziz Al-Azmeh, CEU University Professor, School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Aziz Al-Azmeh is CEU University Professor in the School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, Central European University, Budapest. Among his books in English are Islams and Modernities, The Times of History, and Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Christian, Muslim and Pagan Polities.6 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Which Democracy for a Multipolar World?

Chantal Mouffe, Professor of political theory and director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster
28 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Globalisation in Time: Between the Camera and the Clock

Marcus Verhagen, Art historian and critic, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London

Booking is not required, however seating is on a first come, first seated basis.

31 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

World Literature and World Languages

Tariq Ali (Novelist, Playwright and Historian; Editor - New Left Review)
1 December 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Humanitarianism at the Risk of Imperialism

Dr Rony Brauman (1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Former President of Doctors without Borders (MSF, Paris))
3 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Noam Chomsky: Crises and the Unipolar Moment

Professor Noam Chomsky

It is widely felt that the fall of the Soviet Union left a unipolar world, dominated by the remaining superpower, and that the "moment" is coming to a close with the collapse of the Anglo-Saxon "free market" economic model. Investigation of this two-decade "moment" can provide considerable insight into what came before, and possibilities for shaping the future.

27 October 2009, Institute of Education, Logan Hall, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Imperial Paradox: Ideologies of Empire

Prof. Ellen Meiksins Wood Professor Emerita of Political Science at York University (Toronto, Canada)
29 October 2008, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM