SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Development Studies Events

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  • The Wild East: India‚Äôs Criminal Economy and Politics
  • Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)
  • In the 21st century, many parts of the South Asian subcontinent are being conquered not by settler-migrants (as was the case in the Wild West) but by unruly and illegal forms of capital.


  • Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism
  • Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City)
  • Black radicalism is one of the most misunderstood political philosophies that exist. Conflated with extremism; narrow versions of nationalism and; misogynistic organisations, it has largely been dismissed or overlooked as the ‘evil twin on the Civil Rights Movement’.

  • South-South Development Cooperation 3.0? Changes in the Decade Ahead
  • Dr Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge)
  • The last decade or so has been a period of remarkable success for the actors, ideas and practices of South-South Cooperation. First, the number of Southern development partners has grown, and collectively they have significantly increased their development finances and programmes. Second, they have consolidated and defended the claim to doing development differently. Third, they have achieved recognition as essential partners within the international development community.