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Week beginning Monday 14 October 2019

Monday 14 October 2019

3.30pm:
5.00pm:
  • China and the two Koreas: What next?
  • Various panellists
  • What is China’s strategy in the Korean Peninsula?  How do Seoul and Pyongyang see the role of China?  What should we expect of China’s role in helping to bring about peace and development on the Korean Peninsula.

7.00pm:

Tuesday 15 October 2019

5.30pm:
  • Shooting a Revolution Visual Media and Warfare in Syria
  • Dr Donatella Della Ratta (John Cabot University, Rome)
  • From ISIS propaganda videos to popular regime-backed TV series and digital activism, the Syrian conflict has been dramatically affected by the production of media, at the same time generating in its turn an impressive visual culture.

7.00pm:

Wednesday 16 October 2019

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:
4.30pm:
5.00pm:
  • Slavery and Consent in Meiji Japan
  • Dr Bill Mihalopoulos (School of Languages and Global Studies, UCLAN)
  • The talk investigates one of the rare moments when fundamental concepts that define the modern - property in person and contractual consent - are made and modelled in front of our eyes in Meiji Japan.

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
6.00pm:
  • Asymetrical Neighbors: Book Launch
  • Dr. Enze Han
  • Is the process of state building a unilateral, national venture, or is it something more collaborative, taking place in the interstices between adjoining countries? To answer this question, Asymmetrical Neighbors takes a comparative look at the state building process along China, Myanmar, and Thailand's common borderland area. 

7.00pm:

Thursday 17 October 2019

4.30pm:
6.30pm:
7.00pm:
  • Dr. Strangelove Screening + Discussion
  • Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS) + More tbc
  • CISD & SCRAP Weapons co-host a screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Friday 18 October 2019

All Day:
  • The IMF & Climate Change: Can the Fund Help Countries Avoid a ‘Climate Minsky Moment’?
  • Ulrich Volz (SOAS), Signe Krogstrup (Danmarks Nationalbank), Heron Belfon (Jubilee Caribbean), Irene Monasterolo (Boston University), Paolo Mauro (IMF)
  • The SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and the Bretton Woods Project host a discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum.

9.00am:
  • Call for YCW London Mentee Applications
  • After the success of our second year in 2018-2019, the London chapter is pleased to launch the mentorship programme for its third year. We are calling for applications from early career young professionals in the YCW London network to participate in the Programme. 

12.00pm:
4.00pm:
8.00pm:

Saturday 19 October 2019

10.00am:

Sunday 20 October 2019

12.30pm: