Week beginning Monday 16 October 2017
- China - International Graduate Scholarship Fair
China - Changchun
- The Evolution of the Chinese Social Model
Prof. Michael Dunford (University of Sussex)
- MNCs: Growth engines or gains for few?
Mr. Vindi Banga
- Modern Swahili Poems – Ushairi wa Kiswahili wa Kisasa
81 of the poems from two competitions for the 2016 Prize for Swahili Poetry were published last year. In this event we will discuss and read some of these poems.
- Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership
Yasuyuki Sawada (Asian Development Bank)
- Music and Performance in Alevi Communities- CANCELLED
Lecture-demonstration with Dr Ulaş Özdemir
- The Politics and Ethics of Corporate Compliance
OPEN to all - no booking required. This talk will be recorded.
NOTE: If you do do not have a SOAS ID card please sign in at reception. Event entry will be on first come first basis
- Engaged humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage
Peter K. Austin & Julia Sallabank (SOAS)
- Seminar: 'Biometric Bodies or How to make fingerprinting technology work in India'
Professor Ursula Rao (Director of the Institute of Anthropology, Uni of Leipzig)
- Inequality and Insurrection
Insurrection is an uprising. Analysts and commentators on inequality have long warned that if inequality is allowed to rise too high there will be insurrection. Thomas Piketty suggested this is why elites should concern themselves with inequality. Politicians often confuse sounding as if they care about inequality with actually caring. This talk provides some illustrations of how things fall apart as inequality rises, when it is high and when it is tolerated.
- The Trade in Japanese Lacquer to Europe and the New World
The Trade of Japanese Lacquer to Europe and the New World in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries
- A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is
John McHugo, Centre for Syrian Studies, St Andrews University
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
- Removing barriers to audience attendance
We would all love to perform to bigger audiences – but how can we encourage new attendees? In this session we’ll explore some of the barriers to attendance and how you can overcome them, as well as a brief look at branding and image in those all important concert posters.
Come and meet other amateur musicians, and share advice and experiences..
- Removing Barriers to Audience Attendance, with Making Music
SOAS Music Department teams up with Making Music to offer a free session on how to build audience for your event.
- Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique
Dr Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco (IESE, Maputo / University of Lisbon), Dr Joseph Hanlon (LSE), Dr Branwen Gruffyd Jones (Cardiff University), Dr Rahul Rao (SOAS), Dr Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS)
What do international statebuilding interventions look like from the perspective of their targets? This panel discusses the findings of Sabaratnam's Decolonising Intervention, a new book on the effects of international aid in Mozambique.
- One Belt, Many Questions
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the most ambitious geoeconomic vision in recent history. Jonathan Hillman, director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will put these developments into perspective by examining a few key projects and the challenges they face.
- China - International Graduate Scholarship Fair
China - Hangzhou
- The Double Move of Political Liberalism and Its Consequences: What Good is Abstraction?
Dr Nimer Sultany
SOAS School of Law Research Seminar Series 2017-18
- Seminar: Uncertain Stations: Nineteenth Century Male Muslim Negotiations and Narrations of Railway Travel
Dr Soofia Siddique (Freie Universität, Berlin)
- Three Dimensions of Economic Power: Apple, Amazon and Facebook
Tony Norfield (Author of 'The City: London and the Global Power of Finance')
- The End of Silence: Accounts of the 1965 Genocide in Indonesia
Dr. Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lector at SOAS University of London.
- Sportswear and Hybridity: the Star, the Cinema and Middle-class Leisure Fashions in 1930s Japan
The thesis research examines the role of Western-inspired fashion items (as opposed to indigenous garments such as the kimono) in the Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, and the co-operation between the cinema, fashion-related industries and print media in encouraging the commercial activities of the audience member as consumer.
- Memorialising Britain's 9/11 wars: the politics of military deaths
Prof Vron Ware (Kingston)
- Hokusai in the world, then and now
Dr Angus Lockyer (SOAS) & Dr Ryoko Matsuba (SOAS)
- Book launch: Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan
Niki Alsford (Central Lancashire)
- Women's Voices from the Partition of India
AMRIT KAUR LOHIA
- Communities in Control
Plenary speakers to be announced
The Mercator Research Centre, SOAS World Languages Institute, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation and the Foundation for Endangered Languages cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members working on the revitalization of endangered languages, its documentation and archiving to join the International Conference on “Communities in Control” in Alcanena, Portugal, on October 19-21 2017.
- Re-translating Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into Swahili
Speaker: Dr Ida Hadjivayanis (SOAS, University of London)
- Keynes's Bretton Woods Vision, Global Monetary Disorder, and the US Dollar Today
Joerg Bibow (Skidmore College and Levy Economics Institute)
- A Return to Arabian Art and Architecture in Cairo at the Beginning of the 20th Century: the patronage of Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik
Sami de Giosa, Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
Part of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation Lecture Series.
- Towards Global Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment
Marcos Orellana (Human Rights Watch)
LEDC’s Eleventh Annual Public Evening Seminar Series (2017-2018)
- Sharing Your Thesis - Everything You Need to Know
- ‘UK-Brazil learning in food and nutrition policy: challenges and opportunities’
Jennifer Constantine, PhD researcher, Department of International Development, King’s College London
- Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Islamic Studies : Introduction to Resources
- Looking at Late Imperial Chinese Narratives from the Depth of Hell
Speaker: Professor Vincent Durand-Dastès (INALCO)