Events calendar: Centres and Institutes Office
The Centres & Institutes Office provides School-wide event management support on all aspects of event delivery.
See below for the calendar of events organised by the SOAS Centres & Institutes Office.
For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Institutes Office.
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- China's Great Power Ambitions
Elizabeth Economy (Author, The World According to China)
For nearly a decade, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for the "Great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," - for China to strengthen itself at home and to claim greater centrality for itself on the global stage. But what does this mean in practical terms?
- The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue
Marina Rustow (Princeton University)
Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness.
- Rethinking Statehood in Palestine: Self-Determination and Decolonization Beyond Partition
Leila H. Farsakh (University of Massachusetts Boston)
This book critically explores the meaning of Palestinian statehood and the challenges that face alternative models to it.
- The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs
Marc David Baer (LSE)
Recounting the Ottomans’ remarkable rise from a frontier principality to a world empire, historian Marc David Baer traces their debts to their Turkish, Mongolian, Islamic, and Byzantine heritage.
- The 21st Annual Jaina Lecture: The End of the Word
Andrew Ollett (University of Chicago)