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Governing Borderless Threats by Transforming States in Southeast Asia

Dr. Lee Jones

"Governing Borderless Threats by Transforming States in Southeast Asia: Bird Flu in Indonesia and Thailand" presentation by Dr. Lee Jones, Queen Mary University.

3 February 2016, 21/22 Russell Square, T102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bringing Up the Bodies: A Contrapuntal Method for Global Historical Sociology

Dr. Meera Sabaratnam

In this paper Dr. Meera Sabaratnam argues that the emerging project of global historical sociology (GHS) can engage more fruitfully with the methods and ethos of contrapuntal history.

27 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Politics of Sameness and Otherness: pan-Africanism, nationalism and recognition in postcolonial Africa

Dr. Julia Gallagher

This paper explores the entanglements and tensions inherent in recognition in international relationships through an exploration of debates about pan-Africanism and state-based nationalism in Africa.

20 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Small States Foreign Policy Choices in the Face of Great Power Competition in Southeast Asia

Dr. Enze Han

Dr. Enze Han examines how Myanmar and Thailand, given their respective domestic political changes – the former becoming more democratic since 2011 while the latter becoming more authoritarian since the 2014 military coup – have managed their relations with the U.S. and China.

13 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jus Pecuniae: Elite Mobility and the Codification of Economic Migration Schemes

Dr. Kristin Surak

Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) programs, mark a radical transformation in citizenship from a sacred bond, to a product that is bought and sold in multiple forms.

6 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Deep Theorizing in International Relations

Dr Felix Berenskoetter
25 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How the West came to rule: The geopolitical origins of capitalism

Dr Kerem Nisancioglu, Dr Alexander Anievas
18 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

'Contested Memory Regimes in Turkey: The Armenian Genocide 100 Years On'

Prof Kerem Öktem
16 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Territory, Expertise, Authority: Ocean Governance and the Counter-Piracy Assemblage

Dr Christian Bueger
11 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Narrative and the Making of US National Security

Prof Ronald R. Krebs
28 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transcending Punishment: Black Liberation, Resistance and the Criminalisation of America's Most Vunerable

Prof Donna Murch
21 October 2015, Vernon Square, V111, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adventures in Field-Building: On the history of area studies/ Middle East studies in the United States

Zachary Lockman
14 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Historicising the Neoliberal Spirit of Capitalism

Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
7 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Indonesia's Anti-Leftist Violence in Comparative Perspective

Professor Geffrey Robinson
30 September 2015, Brunei Gallery, B102, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

German Lessons for Sino-Japanese Relations?

Dr Todd Hall (Oxford)
18 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Post-populism? Michael Sata’s legacy and Zambia’s 2015 Presidential by-election

Dr Alastair Fraser (SOAS)

This paper will discuss the results of the 2015 election, put them in historical context, and wonder aloud whether we can now think about a 'post-populist' moment in Zambian politics, and what that might mean.

4 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The American Tributary System

Prof Yuen Foong Khong (Oxford)

The talk employs the idea of the tributary system—most often associated with China’s international relations from antiquity—to interpret how America relates to the rest of the world.

25 February 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Indonesia's New President: A Preliminary Scorecard

Dr Marcus Mietzner (Australian National University)

This talk assesses Indonesia's 7th president's first three months in office.

28 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Territorial Institutions and the Structure of Politics in Africa

Prof Catherine Boone (LSE)

This talk discusses territory-based allocation as alternative principle of resource allocation and stresses the large extent to which modern African states have relied on the use of territorial strategies of economic and political management.

21 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Some Theses on the Code of Historiography

Dr Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths)

History-writing is not the recreation of a past that is always-already there, lying mute and waiting for the historian to give it voice, but is instead a code or genre or technology, one which constructs the past in ways that make it amenable to representation through the code of
history.

14 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Old State, New Society" Revisited:The direct elections of local government heads in Indonesia, 1998-2013

Dr Michael Buehler (SOAS)
10 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Waiting for the Barbarians: Imagining a Future with Rising Powers

Dr Ayse Zarakol (Cambridge University)
26 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Tortuga Curse: How Illicit Capital Creates a Resource Curse in Somalia

Dr Ryan Jablonski (LSE)
19 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Sudden Fall of Autocrats: Coup d'etat in Consolidated Leadership Regimes, 1945-2014

Dr Holger Albrecht (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
18 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Local Arena of Power-Sharing:Extracts from Burundi, DRC, Liberia and Kenya

Ms Franzisca Zanker (Ph.D. Candidate, German Institute for Global and Area Studies)
12 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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