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External Engagement and Public Affairs (EEPA)

Events

Join your fellow alumni wherever you are in the world for our range of social, intellectual and networking events.

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2020

October

21/10/20
  • Verification in the Age of Google Earth: Webinar 6
  • Ovidiu Șerban (Imperial College London, Data Science Institute), Gary Somerville (RUSI), Cristina Varriale (RUSI). Christiaan Triebert, (New York Times Visual Investigations) Chaired by Henrietta Wilson (SOAS/SCRAP Weapons)
21/10/20
22/10/20
23/10/20
  • Gems and Jewels: The Religions of Pakistan
  • Amineh Hoti
  • “Gems and Jewels: The Religions of Pakistan” is a welcome counter narrative to the media portrayal of a nation of rigid and at times militant exclusivism and extremism.

23/10/20
23/10/20
24/10/20
24/10/20
  • Decolonising - The Debate
  • An Oxford-style debate - the audience will be asked to register their position before and after the debate.

24/10/20
26/10/20
27/10/20
  • Yenching Academy Scholarship 2021 Information Session
  • Dr Brent Haas (Yenching Academy of Peking University)
  • Candidates from SOAS interested in learning more about the Yenching Academy’s competitive, full fellowship Master’s Program in China Studies are invited to attend this information session.

27/10/20
27/10/20
28/10/20
28/10/20
28/10/20
28/10/20
28/10/20
30/10/20
30/10/20
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31/10/20
31/10/20

November

02/11/20
  • What Is Xi Fighting? The Dynamics of Corruption in Post-Mao China
  • Professor Andrew Wedeman (Georgia State University)
  • Analysis of the anti-corruption crackdown launched by Xi Jinping in late 2012, early 2013 shows its primary effect was to dramatically increase the number of senior officials – popularly known as “tigers” – charged with corruption.

03/11/20
03/11/20
  • China Straddling the Persian Gulf
  • Jonathan Fulton (Zayed University - Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • China is a major economic actor in the Persian Gulf and its expansive Belt and Road Initiative ambitions add a strategic element.  In an intensely competitive regional security environment, China has maintained an unusual approach, deepening ties with all Gulf states, perhaps best exemplified by its comprehensive strategic partnerships with Iran and its rivals Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

04/11/20
05/11/20
06/11/20
09/11/20
  • ’The invention of the Han race’
  • Bill Hayton (Chatham House)
  • In this talk Bill Hayton will argue that the idea of a Han Race was constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century as a political strategy to support the arguments of revolutionary Chinese nationalism.

12/11/20
13/11/20
14/11/20
16/11/20
16/11/20
18/11/20
18/11/20
18/11/20
18/11/20
23/11/20
24/11/20
24/11/20
24/11/20
  • China’s Engagement and Relations with Iran
  • Anoush Ehteshami (Durham University)
  • China has been leading the Middle East/West Asia’s ‘Asianization’ since the late 1990s and has emerged as the primary trading and investment partner of ME/WAsian countries. PRC-IRI relations in this process stand out for both geopolitical and ideo-political reasons.

25/11/20
25/11/20
25/11/20
25/11/20
25/11/20

December

01/12/20
01/12/20
  • Germany and Israel: Whitewashing and Statebuilding
  • Daniel Marwecki (Hong Kong University)
  • According to common perception, the Federal Republic of Germany supported the formation of the Israeli state for moral reasons—to atone for its Nazi past—but did not play a significant role in the Arab–Israeli conflict. However, the historical record does not sustain this narrative.

02/12/20
08/12/20
09/12/20
10/12/20
15/12/20
16/12/20