Development Studies Events
- Marriage, motherhood and masculinity in the global economy: an emerging crisis in social reproduction?
Professor Naila Kabeer, Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Abstract: “Marriage, Motherhood and Masculinity in the Global Economy: an Emerging Crisis in Social Reproduction?
- The Changing Distribution of Global Poverty: Methodological Questions and Implications for Development Studies
Andy Sumner (Research Fellow, IDS, University of Sussex)
- The Iranian Diaspora and the dynamics of Muharram rituals in Mumbai
Reza Masoudi (SOAS)
- The new debate on primitive accumulation in India
Subir Sinha (SOAS)
- Media Discourses of Chinese Integration in Prato, Italy
Kevin Latham (SOAS)
- The tuna ‘commodity frontier’: Business strategies and environment in the industrial tuna fisheries of the Western Indian Ocean
Liam Campling (Queen Mary, UoL)
- Should we double aid or halve it? A defining development question for the 21st century
Jonathan Glennie (ODI)
- The ‘developmental state’ in action: river-basin development in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley
Lovise Aalen and David Turton (Oxford)
- Inclusion and Participation: a New Agenda for the Globalised Economy
Heiner Flassbeck (Director on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD)
- Burley tobacco and smallholder food security in Malawi 1990 - 2005
Martin Prowse (University of Antwerp)
- 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
- Refugees are migrants too: rethinking refugee protection
Katy Long (LSE)
- Facing fluidity and segmentation: Circulation and labour relations in rural Andhra Pradesh, India
David Picherit (Heidelberg and SOAS)
- Angola and the local politics of civil war
Justin Pearce (Post Doctoral Fellow, SOAS)
- 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
- Turning Peasants into Soldiers? Securitized development, militarization and nationalism in Sri Lanka
Jonathan Goodhand, David Rampton (SOAS) Rajesh Venugopal (LSE)
- Naturalisation and the politics of desire
Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster)
- UNHCR-SOAS Somalia Round Table 2012
UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Alexander Aleinikoff;Laura Hammond;Anna Lindley
- Export agriculture, class relations and capitalist development in North East Brazil
Ben Selwyn (University of Sussex)
A book launch of Ben Selwyn’s ‘Workers, State and Development in North East Brazil: Powers of Labour, Chains of Value’ (Manchester University Press, 2012)
- Moving out of war: Postwar statebuilding in Southeast Asia
Claire Smith (University of York)
- Practices of Algerian belonging: Return to Oran & Tlemcen
Sami Everett (SOAS)
- Shia Muslim Burials in London
Kathryn Spellman (Aga Khan University)
- The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
The Precariat is a new class, comprising the growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, doing work without a past or future. Their lack of belonging and identity means inadequate access to social and economic rights. Why is this new class growing, what political dangers does it represent and how might these be addressed?
- Commonwealth Migration: learning from the past, anticipating the future
Professor Nigel Harris
Commonwealth Migration: learning from the past, anticipating the future
- Commonwealth Migration: learning from the past, anticipating the future
Professor Nigel Harris
Migrant Rights Network Event to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Commonwealth Immigrants Act
- Migration, Unfree Labour and Precarious Work: From Industrialization to the Global Economic Crisis
Professor Stephen Castles, Research Chair in Sociology, University of Sydney
- Shifting the Goalposts? International Pressure and Electoral Violence in Kenya
Stephen Brown, University of Ottowa
- Global Debtscapes: Interrogating 'Financial Inclusion' in Contemporary Capitalism
Dr. Susanne Soederberg and Dr. Marcus Taylor (Queen's University, Canada)
- Guest Lecture with Dr. Susanne Soederberg and Dr. Marcus Taylor
Dr. Susanne Soederberg and Dr. Marcus Taylor
- 'Best Before: the London Food Revolution is a short documentary about the food system in the UK and the growing food movement in London'.
Ben Mann (Director and SOAS alumni)
Documentary Film: 'Best Before: the London Food Revolution is a short documentary about the food system in the UK and the growing food movement in London'. Followed by discussion.
- 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.
- Book Launch: Thailand's Hidden Workforce
With talks from authors Ruth Pearson and Kyoko Kusakabe and chaired by Naila Kabeer
- Film: ‘Seeds of Freedom’
African Biodiversity Network and the Gaia Foundation
- Globalisation, health and work: Chilean women workers and the Engelian Fallacy
Jasmine Gideon (Dept. of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
- The end of humanitarianism?
Jonathan Whittall, Coordinator, Humanitarian Analysis and Advocacy Unit (AAU) Medecins Sans Frontieres-Belgium
- Migration and rural differentiation in two selected villages in Bangladesh
Mausumi Mahapatro (SOAS)
- States, Banks and Crisis: Emerging Finance Capitalism in Mexico and Turkey
Thomas Marois (Development Studies, SOAS)
- 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)
- Ethiopia Working in Ethiopia’s Refugee Camps: a View from the Field
Hiruy Gossaye, formerly of Lutheran World Federation-Ethiopia and VCD alum
- Transnational Links to Rural and Urban Areas in Somaliland and Puntland: Remittances and Livelihood Security
Laura Hammond (SOAS) & Abdirashid Duale (Dahabshiil)
- 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.
- Agrarian Change panel at Historical Materialism Conference
Bridget O’Laughlin (ISS, the Hague), Ben Cousins (PLAAS, Western Cape), Henry Bernstein (SOAS)
- Crises of labour in South Africa: what is the contribution of the agrarian question?
- Politics of Pension Reform: A Feminist Reading of Collective Resistance
Kanchana Ruwanpura (Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton)
- Using development databases for research and practice: a presentation/workshop
Lydia Poole, Programme Leader, Global Humanitarian Assistance and Daniele Malerba, Analyst – Development Initiatives
- (Re)Producing Labour: The Economies of Transnational Commercial Surrogacy
Prabha Kotiswaran (School of Law, King’s College London)
- Panel Discussion: ‘Development Communication in Practice’
Carlos Chirinos,SOAS Radio and Patrick Young, Theatre for a Change and Jackie Davies, C4D network
A panel discussion with:
- Carlos Chirinos, Director, SOAS Radio
- Patrick Young, founder and Director of Theatre for a Change http://tfacafrica.com/
- Jackie Davies, founder and manager of the C4D network, a global peer network of nearly 900 communication for development consultants, managers and academics. (http://www.c4dnetwork.org)
- Development & Revolution
Professor Gilbert Achcar
- Is there a labour movement in China?
Tim Pringle (Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS)
- The Centre for Secular Space hosts a conversation on the Bangladesh Genocide: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won't tell you
Gita Sahgal talks to Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui (former Islamist, now Muslim reformer) and Asif Munier (Projonmo 71, Children of the Martyrs of the Liberation War).
To register please email Gita@centreforsecularspace.org.
- ‘The World Bank and Jobs: how the 2013 World Development Report creates new opportunities’
Brendan Martin, Managing Director, Public World
- 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
- The agrarian question and 150 years of class conflicts over property rights in rural Brazil and Mexico
Leandro Vergara-Camus (SOAS)
- 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))
- 'Supporting Local Voices in Conflict & Peacebuilding: Policy & Practice'
Zahbia Yousef, Peacebuilding Editor and Analyst, Conciliation Resources
- Displacement in Post Independence Eritrea: causes and consequences
Gaim Kibreab (London South Bank University)
- Alexander Aleinikoff: The Responsibility to Solve
- Monthly income... What is that? Comparing notes on implementing household surveys in rural Mozambique
Helena Perez-Nino and Sara Stevano (SOAS)
Having recently returned from fieldwork in different provinces of Mozambique, two research students at SOAS discuss some of the methodological challenges and constraints of implementing household surveys.
- BOOK LAUNCH: The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action
Antonio Donini (Editor), Norah Niland (Author of chapter on Protection), Helen Young (Author of chapter on Darfur), Jonathan Goodhand (Chair)
This edited volume examines the impact of manipulation on the effectiveness of humanitarian action. Starting with the origins of organized humanitarian action in the mid-19th century through the twenty-plus years since the end of the Cold War, the authors chronicle the successes and failures of the humanitarian enterprise, building on decades of experience at the frontlines of the world's most devastating crises.