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Week beginning Monday 28 October 2019

Monday 28 October 2019

5.00pm:
5.30pm:
  • How Could We Keep Hoping In The Future?
  • Luce Irigray, Andrew Bevan, Harry Bregazzi, Jennifer Carter, Maria Fannin
  • How Could We Keep Hoping in the Future is a panel discussion led by Luce Irigaray. It is focused on the engagement with her work found in the recently published edited volume Towards a New Human Being.  After an introduction by Professor Irigaray, contributors to Towards a New Human Being (Palgrave 2019) will briefly expound their own proposals for the dawn of a new humanity and a new world.

7.00pm:
7.00pm:
  • Decolonizing the Internet: a conversation with Whose Knowledge
  • Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, Dr Meera Sabaratnam, Chair, Decolonising SOAS Working Group
  • Come join us in an evening with Whose Knowledge? a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalised communities )the majority of the world) on the internet. 

Tuesday 29 October 2019

3.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Returning, After Seventy Years
  • Chinho Jung
  • “Returning, After Seventy Years” is a film documenting the return of Esther Winnington - the widow of Alan - to the site of the Daejeon Massacre nearly seventy years after the original event.

5.15pm:
5.30pm:
6.00pm:
  • CISD Pub Quiz!!
  • Join us on Tuesday 29 October in the SU Bar for the CISD Pub Quiz!

Wednesday 30 October 2019

1.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Japanese Mermaids in Darwin’s West
  • Dr Mateja Kovacic (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford)
  • Japanese fabricated mermaids, scientific modernity and the making of Darwin’s West.

5.15pm:
5.15pm:
6.30pm:
  • Stop the Turkish State's Invasion of North East Syria
  • Dilar Dirk (Oxford University), Osman Baydemir (HDP Party), Rohash Shexo (Roj Women's Association), Simon Dubbins (Unite)
  • SOAS Kurdish Society and SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) warmly invites all for a timely panel discussion on the latest developments in North East Syria and the realities of the humanitarian crisis taking place as a result of the recent offensive by Turkey. 

7.00pm:

Thursday 31 October 2019

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Rethinking empires: What is the Mongol Great State, and why do we need it?
  • Timothy Brook (Professor of Chinese and World History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Since the 17th century, commentators on China have adopted the language of "empire" to speak of the Chinese state. The original model was the Roman empire, and that analogy was not misplaced when Europeans first applied it, but it may not help us with formulating a global history that recognizes the multiplicity of historical paths to the present. This presentation explores the possibilities of using the Mongol concept of Great State.

5.00pm:
7.00pm:
  • Can the Banks be trusted again?
  • Suvro Dutta (KPMG)
  • KPMG's Suvro Dutta will talk about whether banks are safe and can be trusted now, or if the sector need further reforms – in the UK and internationally.

Friday 01 November 2019

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Saturday 02 November 2019

12.00pm:

Sunday 03 November 2019

12.00pm: