For podcasts of previous Politics departmental seminars and events, click here.
- ‘How do economic sanctions (not) work? Lessons from Myanmar’
Dr. Lee Jones (Queen Mary)
- 'Rape as a Weapon: Instrumentality, Political Economy and Wartime Sexual Violence'
Dr. Paul Kirby (University of Sussex)
- ‘Literacy Improvement and the Effect of Colonization in Korea’
Dr. Christopher Paik (NYU, Abu Dhabi)
- Can China Be Governed?
Professor Bruce Dickson (George Washington University)
- International religious freedom and the politics of religious difference
Professor Elizabeth Hurd, Northwestern University
- ‘Choosing Terror’
Prof. Page Fortna (Columbia University)
- ‘W(h)ither Militarism?’
Dr. Anna Stavrianakis (University of Sussex)
- Prof Lawrence Saez, Hybrid capitalism and the development of a welfare state in Asia
Professor Lawrence Saez
Inaugural Lecture, Prof Lawrence Saez, Hybrid capitalism and the development of a welfare state in Asia
- 'Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China'
Dr. Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University)
- Wronged by Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood in India's and China's Foreign Policy Today
Manjari Chatterjee Miller
- The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights
Professor Karen Alter
- Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine
Roundtable with Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University) featuring Atef Alshaer, Brenna Bhandar, Aeyal Gross and Katherine Natanel. Chaired by Rahul Rao.
No booking is required except for wheelchair space. The venue is wheelchair accessible, although the space for wheelchairs is very limited. To reserve a space, or if you have any other disability-related needs, please contact Rahul Rao (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the event.
- Book Launch: Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou
Speakers: Jacques deLisle (Pennsylvania) and Dafydd Fell (SOAS)
- Conceding to Thrive: Taiwan’s Path to Democracy and Lessons for China
Professor Joseph Wong (University of Toronto)
- Negotiating Invisibility:The Political Economy of Lesbian Activism in Asia
Dr Timothy Hildebrandt (LSE)
- MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series
Abubakr Al-Shamahi is a journalist at al-Araby al-Jadeed English and an ex-Media Researcher at the MBI Al Jaber Media Institute in Sana’a, Yemen.
- Theatres of Land Reform: Performance and State Building in Su'nan and Taiwan, 1950 - 53
Professor Julia C. Strauss
Professor Julia C. Strauss's Inaugural Lecture
- Commerce, Progress and the State of Nature in Montesquieu and Rousseau
Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS)
- The Will to Power (權力過程) and Q&A with Director Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)
Speaker: Director Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)
- The Social Origins of the Taiwan Democratic Movement: The Making of Formosa Magazine
Dr Linda Arrigo, Taipei Medical University
- The Wind Around the City (城市風裡的光) and Q&A with Director, Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)
Speaker: Director Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)
- 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)
- The Propaganda Function of Taiwan's International Development Assistance
Speaker: Dr. Colin Alexander (Nottingham Trent University)
- The Sudden Fall of Autocrats: Coup d'etat in Consolidated Leadership Regimes, 1945-2014
Dr Holger Albrecht (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
- The Tortuga Curse: How Illicit Capital Creates a Resource Curse in Somalia
Dr Ryan Jablonski (LSE)
- Waiting for the Barbarians: Imagining a Future with Rising Powers
Dr Ayse Zarakol (Cambridge University)
- Popular Culture in Taiwan: Reading Harry Potter in Taiwan
Speaker: Marc L. Moskowitz (University of South Carolina)
- A Century of Knowledge Production at SOAS - Perspectives from the Politics Department
The second lecture of a series of events which, in view of the school’s centenary in 2016-7, aims to reflect on a 100 years of knowledge production at SOAS.
- Cannibalism and the Cultural Denigration of Imperial China. A Story of Taiwan in the 1890s
Speaker: Professor Ian Inkster