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Department of Politics and International Studies

Politics and International Studies Departmental Seminars

Seminars run between 4-6 on Wednesdays, in room 4418, Russell Square

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Commerce, Progress and the State of Nature in Montesquieu and Rousseau

Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS)

22 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Negotiating Invisibility:The Political Economy of Lesbian Activism in Asia

Dr Timothy Hildebrandt (LSE)

15 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Religious Freedom and Public Order: Tracing a Familiar Tension in Two Islamic States

Dr Matt Nelson

8 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Liberal Barbarism: The European Destruction of the Palace of the Emperor of China

Professor Erik Ringmar (Lund University)

In October 1860 a joint Anglo-French army destroyed Yuanmingyuan, the garden and palace compound of the emperor of China, located northwest of Beijing.

21 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China'

Dr. Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University)

30 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

‘W(h)ither Militarism?’

Dr. Anna Stavrianakis (University of Sussex)

20 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

‘Choosing Terror’

Prof. Page Fortna (Columbia University)

19 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

‘Literacy Improvement and the Effect of Colonization in Korea’

Dr. Christopher Paik (NYU, Abu Dhabi)

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Rape as a Weapon: Instrumentality, Political Economy and Wartime Sexual Violence'

Dr. Paul Kirby (University of Sussex)

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

‘Petro-populism: The Political Economy of Anti-hegemonic Foreign Policy in Bolivia, Ecuador, Iran, Libya and Venezuela’

Dr. Steffen Hertog (LSE)

19 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

‘How do economic sanctions (not) work? Lessons from Myanmar’

Dr. Lee Jones (Queen Mary)

29 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Translating the Vocabulary of Neoliberalism'

Dr. Matthew Eagleton Pierce (SOAS)

13 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'A Rule of Mandates: How China Governs'

Dr. Mayling Birney (LSE)

23 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Same-sex Unions and Marriage: the Success and Costs of Transnational Activism'

Dr. Kelly Kollman (University of Glasgow)

16 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Democratic Consolidation in Africa: The Role of Presidential Succession Crises'

Dr. Ian Cooper (Oxford)

9 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Dalit Human Rights Campaign: Globalized Resistance and Insights for Shared Global Governance

Luis Cabrera (University of Birmingham)

12 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New Spiritualism, Democracy and Politics in Contemporary India

Nandini Gooptu (University of Oxford)

21 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Developmental Diasporas in China and India: A Reconsideration of Conventional Capital

Kellee Tsai (Johns Hopkins University)

15 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Weapons of the Weak: The End of Nuclear Weapons, or the New Nuclear Age?

Daryl G. Press (Dartmouth College)

14 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Liberal International Order Reconsidered

Christian Reus-Smit (European University Institute)

17 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Untimely Claims: On the Meanings of Dismantling the Empire of Security

Aslı Çalkıvik (Istanbul Technical University)

10 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Liberal peace and biopolitical war in Sri Lanka

Dr Dave Rampton and Dr Suthaharan Nadarajah (both SOAS)

14 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Slavery, abolition and constructivism

Dr Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary)

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

When Reform Works: A study of property rights reform's impact on women's empowerment in rural India

Ms Rachel Brulé, (Stanford)

29 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Theorizing the culturally unprecedented: Cultural difference as historical discontinuity after May Fourth

Dr Leigh Jenco (National University of Singapore)

20 February 2012, 21/22 Russell Square, T101 (note different room and time), 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The securitization process: power and context

Dr Philippe Bourbeau (Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium)

1 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Framing coalitions and the politics of climate change

Dr Harald Heubaum (SOAS)

1 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conundrums in migrant policies: State-constructed categories and the politics of difference

Professor Dvora Yanow (University of Amsterdam)

18 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

State Control over Private Military & Security Companies in Armed Conflict

Dr Hannah Tonkin (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), Dr Phil Clark (SOAS) Chair

10 October 2011, 21/22 Russell Square, T101, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Governance Dynamics in the Global Private Military and Security Industry

Deborah Avant

23 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Point of no return: Kabila, Rwanda and the Internal Dynamics of Africa's Great War

Dr Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven (Oxford)

16 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic challenges to Governance in emergencies

Dr Francois Tanguay-Renaud Assistant Professor in Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York

9 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Conduct of Enquiry in International Relations

Dr Patrick Jackson, Associate Professor of International Relations, American University

16 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Geopolitics of anti-slavery

Professor Brendan Simms, Professor in the History of International Relations, Cambridge

2 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

International Statebuilding

Professor David Chandler, University of Westminster

19 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Acceptance and Resistance to Foreign Ideas: Transnational Insurgents' Impact on the Chechen Separatists

Dr Kristin Bakke, UCL

12 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reconsidering the Problem-Space of Islam and Democracy: Liberalism, Geopolitics and the Liberal Islam debates in Southeast Asia

Dr Carlo Bonura (Centre for Political Ideologies, Oxford University)

1 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This seminar has been postponed. Details to follow.

Professor Patrick Chabal (History, KCL)

24 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Trans-local social power, Capitalism and the Nation State

Professor Sandra Halperin

20 October 2010, , 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comparative Political Thought - Florence Nightingale in India

Dr Lynn McDonald (Guelph)

13 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418 , 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transnational Insurgents and the Chechen Rebel Movement

Kristin Bakke (University College London)

17 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title TBC

Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)

10 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Puzzle of Trusting Relationships in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Nicholas Wheeler & Jan Ruzicka (Aberystwyth University)

10 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

States, Armies and Empires: Armed Forces and Society in World Politics

Tarak Barkawi (University of Cambridge)

3 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

India's Strategic Culture

Kanti Bajpai (University of Oxford)

27 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Why They Killed: Security, Authority and Opportunity in Rwanda’s Genocide

Dr Omar McDoom (London School of Economics)

20 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM