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Week beginning Monday 17 February 2020

Monday 17 February 2020

10.00am:
  • Hands On Chidlom
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, how to apply, funding opportunities, living in London and much more!

12.00pm:
  • Hands On Silom
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, how to apply, funding opportunities, living in London and much more!

2.30pm:
  • Mentor International
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, how to apply, funding opportunities, living in London and much more!

4.30pm:
  • SiUK Bangkok
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, how to apply, funding opportunities, living in London and much more!

5.00pm:
  • China’s Century?: Implications for us all
  • Lord Stephen Green
  • The next hundred years will bring more change than we can easily imagine: more opportunities for more people to achieve the fulfilment of a good life - and more risk of catastrophe and harm to the whole planet than we have ever known before. Asians in general - and perhaps China in particular - will play a leading role in all this.

5.00pm:
6.00pm:
  • A Map of Absence: Palestinian Writings on the Nakba
  • Dr Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster) and Ghada Karmi (University of Exeter)
  • A Map of Absence presents the finest poetry and prose by Palestinian writers over the last seventy years. Featuring writers in the diaspora and those living under occupation, these striking entries pay testament to one of the most pivotal events in modern history – the 1948 Nakba.

Tuesday 18 February 2020

11.00am:
  • GoUni
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, how to apply, funding opportunities, living in London and much more!

1.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.30pm:
  • The Iran-Iraq War and its Socio-Economic Effects
  • Professor Mohammad Farzanegan (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • This talk will be based on Professor Farzanegan's current research on the following two topics: 'The opportunity cost of the Islamic revolution and war for Iran' and 'Growing up in the Iran-Iraq war and preferences for strong defence'.

6.00pm:
  • CISD - UNA Annual Law Lecture with Professor Michael Schmitt
  • Professor Michael Schmitt (Exeter Law School)
  • Professor Michael Schmitt's lecture ‘In Search of the International Law of Cyberspace: A Travelogue’, questions who is going to define the limitations of this new universe of humankind’s capacity to exploit technological advances only for further destruction?

Wednesday 19 February 2020

1.00pm:
3.00pm:
3.15pm:
5.00pm:
  • Stamping out Death in Japanese Buddhist Palimpsests
  • Dr Halle O'Neal (University of Edinburgh)
  • This talk explores the highly visual and poignant relationship between the materiality of paper, embodied writing, and stamped Buddha figures in medieval Japanese mourning practices.

5.00pm:
5.15pm:
7.00pm:

Thursday 20 February 2020

5.30pm:

Friday 21 February 2020

9.00am:
  • Language Fest 2020
  • Join SOAS World Languages Institute, ELAR and ELDP in a virtual celebration of International Mother Language Day!

8.00pm:
  • Musicians of SOAS
  • The Sages & Aga Ujma
  • A SOAS Music Showcase featuring The Sages & Aga Ujma

Saturday 22 February 2020

10.00am:
6.30pm:

Sunday 23 February 2020

2.00pm: