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Week beginning Monday 18 November 2019

Monday 18 November 2019

5.00pm:

Tuesday 19 November 2019

1.00pm:
  • The Management of International Organisations
  • Saheed Adegbite (United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • Saheed will share insights and experiences from his combined private and public sector experience bringing valuable multiple perspectives amplified by a deep knowledge of the operational business models of diverse intergovernmental organizations within security, diplomacy, international trade and sustainable development. 

2.30pm:
3.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
5.30pm:
6.30pm:

Wednesday 20 November 2019

All Day:
  • Languages in an Open World 2019
  • The SOAS World Languages Institute (UK), Mercator European Research Centre, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation, and the Plurilingualism Research Unit – treffpunkt sprachen (AT) cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members to join the international conference on “Languages in an Open World” that will take place in Graz, Austria, November 20-22 2019, at the ECML in Graz, Austria.

1.00pm:
1.00pm:
2.00pm:
  • Inclusive Technology Drop in
  • Assistive Technology Trainer Nicholas Christodoulou and Paul Boateng
  • Runs weekly until the end of term 3 (Term time only).

3.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • The Fight for China’s Future: Civil Society Vs the Party
  • Dr Willy Lam (Adjunct Professor, Centre for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • The Fight for China’s Future throws light on the quintessence of 21st century Chinese politics through the prism of the struggle between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s vibrant intelligentsia and civil society. This book talk examines Xi Jinping’s 24-hour, multidimensional, AI-enabled police-state apparatus and explores the CCP’s policy towards civil society. 

5.00pm:
5.15pm:
  • New Approaches to the Study of Buddhist and Hindu Metal Images of Indonesia
  • Mathilde Mechling (Leiden University and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
  • This presentation will show that a combination of art historical methods with archaeometallurgy, archaeology, and religious studies deepens our understanding of Indonesian metal images, and at the same time, substantiates the growing perception that the Indonesian Archipelago played an active role in various religious developments and trading systems across Asia.

Thursday 21 November 2019

5.00pm:
  • China-Africa and an Economic Transformation - Book discussion
  • Dr Arkebe Oqubay (Editor of the book/SOAS Alum), Prof Carlos Oya (SOAS) and Prof Stephen Chan (SOAS)
  • Authored by leading scholars on Africa, China and China-Africa relations, the book brings together stimulating and thought-provoking perspectives and deeper analysis.

5.00pm:

Friday 22 November 2019

12.00pm:
5.15pm:
5.30pm:
  • Film Screening: Soil Without Land
  • Nontawat Numbenchapol (Director)
  • Film screening followed by a conversation with Rachel Harrison and independent curator Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani. 

Saturday 23 November 2019

9.30am:
  • Women Go Green for Peace
  • The UK section of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) will be hosting its annual Autumn Seminar on Saturday, 23 November, at SOAS, University of London in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre from 10AM - 6PM