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Week beginning Monday 09 October 2017

Monday 09 October 2017

All Day:
  • Making a Strong Start
  • This is a one-month, blended course designed to help new doctoral researchers get started and prepare for a 'PhD upgrade' at the end of their first year.

3.00pm:
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

1.00pm:
2.00pm:
  • Language in Early Burma
  • Dr Patrick McCormick (SEAJunction, Yangon), Dr Hideo Sawada (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), and Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan University)
3.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • How to Deal with Truth and Post-truth in Climate Change Politics
  • Tim Forsyth
  • Much current concern about climate change politics focuses on the divide between climate science and climate denialism. This talk will argue that this dichotomy can often reduce the complexity by which we understand climate risks, and for understanding why people are, or are not, vulnerable to climate change.

5.00pm:
5.45pm:

Wednesday 11 October 2017

3.00pm:
  • The Politics of Human Shielding
  • Neve Gordon (SOAS)
  • Investigating the political use of human shielding, Neve Gordon traces the historical development of this, showing both how this development reflects the ever-changing borders of the human and how it is currently being deployed to eviscerate the civilian status of the ex-colonized.

3.00pm:
5.00pm:
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5.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Managing time, deadlines and procrastination
  • Short-term memory problems? Lack of focus? Come and try out a variety of strategies, tips and practical ideas, such as mindfulness; spreading deadlines and semester planning; memory strategies

7.00pm:

Thursday 12 October 2017

10.30am:
  • “Fairgrounds of the Faithful: Moulids-the Sufi Festivals of Egypt
  • This exhibition by the renowned multi award winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, Tim Coleman is the culmination of nearly three decades of documenting these remarkable festivals. Its purpose is to give the viewer access to a world most have never seen, and more importantly a world whose future may be under threat. 

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7.00pm:

Friday 13 October 2017

10.30am:
10.30am:
  • “Les Sapeuses”: The Lady Dandies of the DRC
  • This exhibition documents the life and style of the sapeuses, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s ‘lady dandies’ subculture, through exhibits of textile accessories and the reportage photography of Kinshasa-based photographer Junior D. Kannah.

1.45pm:

Saturday 14 October 2017

9.00am:
10.30am:
  • Bridging academic, activist and policy work
  • Cheryl Hendricks, Cynthia Enloe, Cynthia Cockburn, Deniz Kandiyoti, Mariz Tadroz, Wambui Mwangi, Elham Saudi, Ayse Gul Altinay, Danai Mupotsa, Afaf Jabiri, Nicola Pratt, Laila Alodaat, Rela Mazali, Marie Mulholland, Rada Stakic