- Mobilizing Resources. Maximizing Change
Anshu Gupta (Goonj)
Popularly known as the Clothing Man and recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Anshu Gupta has studied Mass communication and has a masters in Economics. Starting as a freelance journalist, Anshu left a corporate job in 1998 and founded Goonj with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects to work on, for the development sector.
- Combatting the Business of Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains - Genevieve LeBaron
Genevieve LeBaron (Sheffield)
Event Details (please click on the link)
- Productions of Race and Intimacy in a Site of Extraction
Lisa Tilley is a PhD Candidate and Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the University of Warwick.
- Book Launch: The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay - Guy Standing
- The Labour Social Movements and Development Research Cluster and Biteback Publishing are pleased to invite you to the launch of Guy Standing's new book, The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (Biteback, 2016). The book presentation will take place 5-6 pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception 6-7pm.
- The Struggle for Development
Dr Benjamin Selwyn
Mainstream development thinking – whether (neo) liberal, statist and some Marxist variants – is founded upon a fundamental paradox. It advocates the oppression and exploitation of the poor in the name of helping the poor.
- Managing Food: India's Experience with the Public Distribution System - Deepankar Basu
Deepankar Basu (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
- The Political Economy of Agrarian Change: a Roundtable Discussion in Appreciation of Henry Bernstein
Terry Byres (SOAS), Bridget O’Laughlin, Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford), Gavin Capps (Witwatersrand), Henry Bernstein (SOAS)
- 'Sustainable Diets: a development challenge?'
Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
Seminar hosted by the SOAS Research Cluster on Food, Nutrition and Health in Development
- We Have Not Forgotten Ethiopia: Anti-Colonial Sentiments for Spain in a Fascist Era
Professor Robbie Shilliam
Professor Robbie Shilliam is a Professor in International Relations at Queen Mary, University, London
- The Dialectics of the Chieftaincy: Rethinking Land and Authority in Africa’s Colonial Capitalisms
Gavin Capps (Witwatersrand)
- Anti-Value in Marx
Professor David Harvey
At the end of the very first section of Capital, after offering an initial definition of the labor theory of value, Marx observes that "nothing can be of value without being an object of utility.
- "Mega-regionalism" and the Future of the Global Trading System
Michael G. Plummer (Director, SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics: The Johns Hopkins University)
Global trade has been slowing down significantly of late; last year, it grew by only 2.8 percent, on par with global GDP for the first time in many yeas, and it is expected to do the same this year.
- Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts
Dr. Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Book Launch for Dr. Matthew Eagleton-Pierce - 'Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts' (Routledge, 2016).
- The Russian Crisis and Global Geopolitics: Dilemmas of Authoritarian Rule
Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova
Since 2000, Russia’s model of political economy has evolved around three main channels of global economic integration: 1) export of natural resources and a national system of redistribution of export revenues; 2) financialisation, which acts as a boost for domestic consumption/demand; and 3) offshore integration of Russian capital into global capital markets.
- Is Debt Write-off a Viable Solution to the Crisis of Financialisation?
Dr Johnna Montgomerie
This presentation makes the case for a comprehensive approach to debt restructuring, write-down and write-off as an effective solution to the economic malaise gripping financialised economies.
- Improving Early Warning of Mass Atrocities
Dr. Ben Valentino
Dr. Ben Valentino is an Associate Professor of Government and a Coordinator on the War and Peace Studies Program at Dartmouth College.
- Book Launch: Boltvinik & Mann (eds): Peasant Poverty and Persistence in the 21st Century (Zed)
Meghnad Desai (LSE), Discussant: Cristobal Kay (ISS)
- Agrarian Questions Then And Now
Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Professor Terry Byres, Professor Henry Bernstein, Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Chaired by Dr Jens Lerche
The field of critical agrarian studies has undergone an exciting re-invigoration over the last four decades, addressing new and emerging questions arising from the onset of globalisation and its impacts on agriculture.
- Agrarian Change Now and Then: a Roundtable Discussion
Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Wageningen), Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford), Terry Byres (SOAS), Henry Bernstein (SOAS). Chair: Jens Lerche (SOAS)
- In Search of the Umma: The Social Imaginary and its Discontents
Professor James Piscatori
Professor James Piscatori is a leading scholar of political Islam, currently based at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University.
- Postcolonial Republicanism and the Revival of a Paradigm
Dr. Manjeet Ramgotra
Dr. Manjeet Ramgotra is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London.