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2019

January

15/01/19
16/01/19
17/01/19
  • Class, politics and agrarian policies in post-liberalisation India
  • Sejuti Das Gupta (Michigan State University)
  • Has there been a shift in agrarian policies in India since liberalisation? What has been the impact of agrarian policies on class formation? Did proprietary classes with close relations to the state influence the formulation of these policies? Are class–state relations uniform across nations under globalisation?

22/01/19
29/01/19
30/01/19
30/01/19

February

04/02/19
05/02/19
  • Fictitious Capital in the 21st Century
  • Dr Cédric Durand (University of Paris 13 and EHESS, France)
  • Ten years after the great financial crisis we are still living under financial hegemony. The social and political wounds of the crash are far from being repaired. However, at institutional and structural levels most of the features of financial power are still in place and, arguably, even reinforced. How can we explain this resilience of financialisation? What are the socioeconomic implications?

06/02/19
07/02/19
13/02/19
  • Islam and Politics – Terms of a Permanent Controversy
  • Dr Haoues Seniguer, Associate Professor in Political Science at Sciences Po Lyon and visiting scholar (Erasmus) at SOAS.
  • Two lecture-and-discussion series (4 sessions of 2 hours each) by Dr Haoues Seniguer, Associate Professor in Political Science at Sciences Po Lyon and visiting scholar (Erasmus) at SOAS.

14/02/19
18/02/19
19/02/19
  • Exiles in the 21st Century: The New ‘Population Law’ of Absolute Capitalism
  • Professor Etienne Balibar (University of Paris-Nanterre and Kingston University)
  • Clearly the 21st century will be marked by the increasingly large number of exiles i.e. uprooted and displaced people who find themselves ‘erring’ within or between states and continents, suffering extreme hardship or facing elimination, and creating imminent ‘pressure’ on states and societies.

20/02/19
21/02/19
22/02/19
25/02/19
26/02/19
  • Climate Change and the ‘New Green Revolution’ in India
  • Marcus Taylor (Queen’s University, Canada)
  • Rural India is repeatedly argued to be in the midst of a social crisis as manifested in indicators of household indebtedness, farmer suicides, poor nutrition and food insecurity.  Such issues are amplified in the context of stark environmental challenges, including groundwater depletion, land degradation and climate change-induced droughts and floods.

26/02/19
27/02/19

March

05/03/19
06/03/19
07/03/19
  • The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy
  • Professor Christopher Cramer (SOAS), Dr Tesfachew Taferre (UNCTAD), Dr Carlos Oya (SOAS), Dr Florian Schäfer (LSE)
  • The Oxford Handbook focuses on structural transformation to understand Ethiopia's unique model of development. From both academic and professional standpoints, this volume is a key reference work on the economy of Ethiopia and how the lessons learned can be applied to Africa more broadly.

    Join us for the book launch and discussion with some of the key authors.

12/03/19
12/03/19

April

June

27/06/19
  • Chinese firms and employment dynamics in Africa
  • Dr Carlos Oya and Dr Florian Schaefer
  • In this workshop researchers from the IDCEA project (Industrial Development, Construction and Employment in Africawww.soas.ac.uk/idcea ) present the main findings of 4 years of research on employment patterns and outcomes in the infrastructure construction and manufacturing sectors in Angola and Ethiopia, where large-scale surveys of workers and extensive qualitative research were conducted between 2016 and 2018.

July

11/07/19