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Week beginning Monday 14 January 2019

Monday 14 January 2019

5.00pm:
6.30pm:
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Tuesday 15 January 2019

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Wednesday 16 January 2019

5.00pm:
5.15pm:
7.00pm:

Thursday 17 January 2019

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Apartheid, Guns and Money: Exposing a global network of profit
  • Hennie van Vuuren, Director, Open Secrets
  • Who secretly supported the last white regime in South Africa and profited from it? What can be done to hold economic criminals to account who have escaped justice? Author of Apartheid, Guns and Money: A tale of Profit Hennie van Vuuren will discuss the network of deep state actors in corporations, banks, intelligence agencies, arms dealers and prominent politicians in over fifty countries complicit in this crime against humanity.

6.00pm:
  • Class, politics and agrarian policies in post-liberalisation India
  • Sejuti Das Gupta (Michigan State University)
  • Has there been a shift in agrarian policies in India since liberalisation? What has been the impact of agrarian policies on class formation? Did proprietary classes with close relations to the state influence the formulation of these policies? Are class–state relations uniform across nations under globalisation?

6.15pm:
  • Re-thinking Street Food
  • Professor Krishnendu Ray (New York University)
  • Critical attention to street food can change the politics and poetics of good taste, aiding in the decolonization of palatal and philosophical expectations of gastronomy that has come to dominate the field.

7.00pm:

Friday 18 January 2019

1.15pm:
2.30pm:
3.30pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:

Saturday 19 January 2019

9.45am:
  • Silence on Campus: making a noise about stammering
  • Professor Deborah Johnston, SOAS Pro Director (Learning and Teaching)
  • A conference featuring latest research, findings and discussion of stammering, specifically within the higher education domain. Talks covering university applications, socialising, assessment methods, academic and non-academic staff, job interviews and more!