Week beginning Monday 03 June 2019
- The Meaning and Implications of Tiananmen 1989
This panel discussion will assess the meaning and implications of the momentous events of Beijing 1989. The panellists, Dr Jiang Shao, a protester in Tiananmen, Kate Adie, a world class journalist whose report on the spot captivated the world and Professor Rowena He, a leading scholar on the subject will reflect on the events, how they affected them and what meaning they draw from having lived through, witnessed or studied this vital historical moment.
- Book Launch “Facing Up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope”
Jonathan Essex, John Foster, Rupert Read, Maya de Souza, Prashant Vaze and Ulrich Volz
- The BAME Attainment Gap: learning from the student experience
Following Universities UK and the NUS’s report on ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #ClosingtheGap', UUK together with SOAS University of London, is hosting this one-day conference to focus on next steps in making change happen.
- The Gandharvas: Celestial beings and the origin of Indian Musicology
Bisakha Goswami (SOAS)
- The South Caucasus: What Future for a Fractured Region?
Thomas de Waal (Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe)
Tom de Waal presents the updated edition of his book The Caucasus: An Introduction, the essential guide to the history and politics of the South Caucasus.
- Some Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Tipu Sultan
Ursula Sims-Williams (Lead Curator, Persian Collections, British Library)
- More Laws, Less Justice!
- International Workshop on ‘Bringing Production Back into Development’
Ha-Joon Chang (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge) and Antonio Andreoni (Department of Economics, SOAS University of London)
- Poetry after June Fourth - an evening with Liao Yiwu
Liao Yiwu (Berlin) and Michael Martin Day (National University, San Diego)
- Towards an international regime on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity – Will the international community succeed in developing a fair regime?
Prof. Carlos María Correa (Executive Director of the South Centre, Geneva)
- Book Launch: 'Race for Education. Gender, White Tone, and Schooling in South Africa'
Mark Hunter will present is latest book 'Race for Education. Gender, White Tone, and Schooling in South Africa'
- Constitution-Making and Human Rights in the Sudans (Routledge)
Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Najlaa Ahmed and Dr Lutz Oette
- The Video Game Industry in South Korea: Between National Destiny and Counterculture
Dr Chloé Paberz (CKS Visiting Scholar)
This presentation examines the construction of Korean technical modernity, based on the ethnography of one of the many companies committed to the national project of digitalisation.