Development Studies seminar series
The Development Studies Seminars take place weekly during terms 1 & 2 with speakers representing the full range of development-related disciplines including economics, political science, anthropology, sociology and history.
Entrance is free and seminars are open to the public.
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.28 February 2017, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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.7 March 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professor Gilbert Achcar, Professor Chris Cramer, Dr Laura Hammond, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Professor James Putzel, Chaired by Dr Zoë Marriage
Since Development Studies was first taught at SOAS 25 years ago, the SOAS Department of Development Studies has provided critical perspectives on a wide range of issues that have gone on to shape development theory and practice.14 March 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM