SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

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2017

February

28/02/17
  • The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years
  • Tariq Ali, Professor August H. Nimtz, Professor Tamás Krausz
  • The Russian Revolution was the greatest anti-capitalist uprising in history, and from its origins, sparked controversy, chaos, imagination and hope. It began with the dismantling of the Tsarist autocracy in February 1917 and its replacement with a provisional government; by October, the provisional government was also overthrown.

March

01/03/17
07/03/17
  • Capitalism and the Sea: Sovereignty, Territory and Accumulation in the Global Ocean
  • Dr Liam Campling, Alejandro Colás
  • We introduce the term ‘terraqueous territoriality’ to analyse a particular relationship between capitalism as a social formation, and the sea as a natural force. Focusing on three spaces – exclusive economic zones (EEZs), the system of ‘flags of convenience’, and multilateral counter-piracy initiatives.

14/03/17
15/03/17