Week beginning Monday 18 January 2021
- ‘Black people of Iran’: Documentary on the Lives of Afro-Iranians in the Southern Coasts of Iran
Farhad Varahram (Tehran University & Iranian Documentary Guild)
This event commences with the film ‘Black people of Iran’, followed by a Q&A session with the director Farhad Varahram.
- Why China Should Democratize (and sooner rather than later)
Professor Joseph Wong (Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto)
In this webinar, Professor Wong argues the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should consider democratizing sooner rather than later, to usher in democratic reform in China, and importantly, for the regime to maintain political power
- Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa
Kelsey Norman (Baker Institute, Rice University)
Seeking to understand why host states treat migrants and refugees inclusively, exclusively, or without any direct engagement, Kelsey Norman offers this original, comparative analysis of the politics of asylum seeking and migration in the Middle East and North Africa.
- The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction
Will Gardner (Swarthmore)
Will Gardner will discuss the confluence between architecture and science fiction in postwar Japan, exploring how architects and SF authors developed such shared themes as futurity, ruins, and apocalypse.
- Challenges of accessing water for agricultural use in the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency, South Africa
Awelani Sadiki and Bongani Ncube (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa)
- SI-UK Online University Fair - Thailand
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