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Department of Politics and International Studies

Politics and International Studies Departmental Seminars

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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.

17 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

24 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

9 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

16 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM