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Week beginning Monday 21 January 2019

Monday 21 January 2019

5.00pm:
  • Personal Trust and Stranger Solidarity: Competing Moral Economies of Chinese Organic Farming
  • Dr Anders Sybrandt Hansen (Aarhus University)
  • The widespread phenomenon of unsafe food on the Chinese market has been argued to be both symptomatic of moral disregard for the well-being of strangers, and productive of social distrust. In response to the ongoing food safety crisis some agricultural producers have turned to organic farming, and this seminar discusses the moral reasoning of farmers based on ethnographic fieldwork at one such organic farm in northern China.

5.15pm:
6.15pm:

Tuesday 22 January 2019

1.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.30pm:
  • The History of the Huthi Conflict
  • Marieke Brandt, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

7.00pm:

Wednesday 23 January 2019

2.00pm:
3.00pm:
  • The IMF and the Politics of Austerity
  • Dr. Ben Clift (University of Warwick)
  • This paper explores the evolution of economic ideas within the IMF since the crash and the Great Recession, drawing on research contained in my new book, The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2018). It opens the ‘black box’ of internal Fund debates and practices, and situates these within internal power relations to develop a novel theory of ideational change in international organisations. 

5.00pm:
  • The Captivity Epistles of ‘69
  • Dr Chris Perkins (University of Edinburgh)
  • This paper explores the writings of Japanese university students imprisoned in 1969 after the battle for Tokyo University.

5.00pm:
  • Islamophobia and the Novel
  • Peter Morey will be in conversation with Rehana Ahmed and Anshuman Mondal on the subject of Morey’s latest book, Islamophobia and the Novel.

5.00pm:
6.30pm:

Thursday 24 January 2019

10.30am:
  • Hassan Musa: the artist's stamp
  • Mail Art from the SOAS Archives & Special Collections and a sampler of his paintings and illustrated books
  • Mail Art from the SOAS Archives & Special Collections and a sampler of his paintings and illustrated books. An exhibition at the Brunei Galley SOAS until 23 March 2019.

5.30pm:
5.30pm:
6.00pm:

Friday 25 January 2019

1.15pm:
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7.00pm:

Saturday 26 January 2019

9.00am:

Sunday 27 January 2019