- The End of Industrial Policy? If so, what then?
Raphie Kaplinsky (SPRU, Univeristy of Sussex)
- Exploring the implications of the emergence of the New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for the international financial architecture.
Workshop jointly organised by the Bretton Woods Project, the IFI Neoliberalism and Knowledge Cluster (SOAS Economics Department) and Kingston University
- Envisaging a new South Asia
Dr. David Page, Aamir Ghauri, Ashutosh Shastri and Dr. Kiran Hassan
In the light of the information revolution in South Asia, regional economic challenges and overstretched energy resources in India and Pakistan, this discussion aims to encourage a reinvention of intellectual approaches towards South Asia and its upcoming challenges
- The Extreme Centre: How the Neoliberal Project Has Reshaped the World
Tariq Ali (writer, filmmaker and editor of New Left Review)
- The needle in the haystack: looking for the grass roots in the development forest
Judy El Bushra, SOAS Development Studies Research Associate
- Sankara's Children: The Praxis and Legacies of Thomas Sankara
Dr. Amber Murrey
Thomas Sankara was one of the most confident and vocal anti-imperialists of the late 20th Century. His life and political praxis continue to be influential in shaping anti-imperial and Pan-African resistance across the African continent, including the protests across Burkina Faso in late October 2014.
- The de facto privatization process of Chilika Lake, India
Matilde Adduci (University of Turin)
- Why is Inequality So Unequal Across the World?
Dr Gabriel Palma (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)
- The campaign for SOAS Justice For Cleaners
Lenin Escudero & colleagues, SOAS Justice for Cleaners and Professor Jane Wills, Dept Geography, Queen Mary’s University London
- The Rise of What? Rethinking China: Disciplinary Objects, the Agrarian Question and the Internationlization of the State
Dr. Mark Laffey
In this paper Dr. Mark Laffey explores the relations between urban and rural in China, highlighting the continuing centrality of the peasantry to the constitution of the Chinese state.
- Gender Equality and Inclusive Growth in Vietnam: Insights from an UN Women Projec
Marzia Fontana (SOAS Economics)
- The state of agribusiness in reform-era China: histories and trajectories
Mindi Schneider (International Institute of Social Studies [ISS], The Hague)
- Multinational Enterprises and Environmental Justice: Laws and Implications of Shell Nigeria and BP Colombia Cases
Seminar with panellists: Daniel Leader, Barrister, Partner, Leigh Day and Shubhaa Srinivasan, Barrister, Partner, Leigh Day
- CEAL Thai Rule of Law Project 2016-2017 Launch
- Smart Industrial Policy for Africa in the 21st Century
Chair: Antonio Andreoni (SOAS Economics)
- The Development of Underdevelopment in the UK
Professor Colin Leys (Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
- Insight Day at SOAS
An invitation only event for prospective undergraduate students who have received an offer from SOAS
- Creativity in development: working with the arts in challenging situations
Miriam Nabarro, SOAS Development Studies Artist in Residence
- Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis
Professor Adam Morton (Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia) and Professor Andreas Bieler (School of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham University, UK)
- CARA: A lifeline to academics at risk, for over 80 years
Stephen Wordsworth, The Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)
- The Outsider Advantage: Why Liminal Actors Rise to System-Wide Domination
Professor Daniel Nexon
In this paper, we intervene in this debate by scrutinizing a particular process, in which an outside or liminal actor successfully establishes system-wide domination—thereby transforming a previously anarchical system into a hegemonic or imperial order.
- Book Launch: Conservation and Development (Routledge)
Dr Andrew Newsham (SOAS University of London), Dr Shonil Bhagwat (Open University), Dr. Esteve Corbera (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Prof. Sian Sullivan (University of Bath Spa)
- Is that tapping on the Plantation's Door? Labour regimes in the Liberian rubber commodity chain
Steffen Fischer (Queen Mary)
- Home less Home: The Development of Political Belonging in Post/Colonial Spaces
Dr. Hagar Kotef
This Seminar has been cancelled.
Hagar Kotef will focus in this talk on the (im)possibility of stability and the production of home and political belonging in contexts of settler colonialism, focusing on Israel/Palestine.
- Skin bleaching: Contempt, hatred, fear
Shirley Anne Tate, Leeds
- Democracies with Large Muslim Populations: Reflections on Indonesia, India, Senegal and Tunisia
Professor Alfred Stepan
Democracies with Large Muslim Populations: Reflections on Indonesia, India, Senegal and Tunisia
- Merchant Capitalism, Peasant Households, and Industrial Accumulation: Integration of a Model
Professor Jairus Banaji (Department of Development Studies, SOAS, UK)
- Book Launch: Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel - Palestine
Dr Katie Natanel, SOAS
- Title TBC
Paul Richards (Njala University, Sierra Leone)
- Beyond the Pale: The Earliest Agrarian States and “their Barbarians”
Professor James C. Scott
The "Golden Age of Barbarians"
- PhD Colloquium
School of Law PhD Colloquium, an all day event.