School of Interdisciplinary Studies Events
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Environment: Climate change and art, oceans and gender
Gina Heathcote (Centre for Gender Studies), and Roslyn Taplin (Centre for Economic Development and Policy)
- Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates
Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Event to mark the publication of Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab book Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates
- The data revolution: solving the climate crisis
Dr Harald Heubaum (SOAS); Felicia Jackson (SOAS)
- Virtual Ritual / Digitising Endangered Languages
Dr Sarah Stewart (SOAS)
- Anti-Corruption / Self-Destruction of the Planet
Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Pallavi Roy (SOAS)
- Cyber-Diplomacy: international affairs in the digital age
Dr. Corneliu Bjola (Oxford), Shaun Riordan, Dr. J.Simon Rofe (SOAS), plus more TBC
- Global Studies Day 2019
Kevin Rosier (CISD); Jonas Mikkelsen (CISD); Kevin Miletic (CISD); plus more
- Militia Man: Film Screening and Q&A with the Director
Lisa Clifford (journalist, formerly of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting)
- International Justice in Africa
Justice Richard Goldstone, Dr Dan Plesch (CISD SOAS), + more TBC. Chair: Professor Fareda Banda (CAS SOAS)
- Accountability for War Criminals: lost lessons from WW2
Justice Richard Goldstone, Dr Dan Plesch (CISD), Megan Hirst (Doughty Street Chambers)
- Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula
Professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University), Dr Simon Rofe (CISD SOAS)
- Three Australian Cultural Fields: Art, Media and Sport
Emeritus Professor David Rowe, Western Sydney University; Professor Deborah Stevenson, Western Sydney University
- Gender in the Hostile Environment
Dr Arianne Shahvisi (Brighton and Sussex Medical School), Chair: Dr Awino Okech (SOAS)
Since its inception in 1948, the NHS has had a complex relationship to power and coloniality, but the rise of the “hostile environment” in recent years has forced the health service into more obvious complicity with racist government agendas.
- Women in Diplomacy: Bertha Lutz Prize Lecture with Professor Sylvia Bashevkin
Professor Sylvia Bashevkin (University of Toronto), Dr Jennifer Cassidy (Oxford), Marissa Conway (Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy), Chair: Afiyah Alim (SOAS)
2019 Bertha Lutz Prize winner Professor Sylvia Bashevkin asks do we trace the consequences of women’s participation in politics?
- Dr. Strangelove Screening + Discussion
Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS) + More tbc
CISD & SCRAP Weapons co-host a screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
- The IMF & Climate Change: Can the Fund Help Countries Avoid a ‘Climate Minsky Moment’?
Ulrich Volz (SOAS), Signe Krogstrup (Danmarks Nationalbank), Heron Belfon (Jubilee Caribbean), Irene Monasterolo (Boston University), Paolo Mauro (IMF)
The SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and the Bretton Woods Project host a discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum.
- CISD Pub Quiz!!
Join us on Tuesday 29 October in the SU Bar for the CISD Pub Quiz!
- Oxfam CEO Danny Sriskandarajah in conversation with Valerie Amos
Danny Sriskandarajah (Oxfam), Baroness Valerie Amos (SOAS)
Danny Sriskandarajah, the new CEO of Oxfam GB ‘in conversation’ with SOAS Director Valerie Amos.
- Can the Banks be trusted again?
Suvro Dutta (KPMG)
KPMG's Suvro Dutta will talk about whether banks are safe and can be trusted now, or if the sector need further reforms – in the UK and internationally.
Bringing together journalists, technologists and academics to explore the possibility of creating a different approach to AI.
- Film Screening: Welcome to Sodom
Gideon Commey (Ghana Youth Environmental Movement), Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (THE ADV_™), Dan Beck (UK Green Film Festival), Dr Ros Taplin (SOAS)
- Symposium on the critical role of Interdisciplinary thinking
Professor Cristina Dondi (Oxford), Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Matti Pohjonen (SOAS), Feja Lesniewska (SOAS), Dr Awino Okech (SOAS), Dr Dr Annabel de Frece (SOAS), Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Virginia McLean (Learn2Think), Rhian Sellier (Learn2Think)
- Dance Floor Divas: Fieldwork, Fabulation, and Fathoming in Queer Bangalore
Kareem Khubchandani (Tufts University), Rahul Rao (SOAS)
Tracing the researcher’s encounters on and off the dance floor during fieldwork on queer nightlife in Bangalore, this presentation argues for the usefulness of ethnography as a critical method for studying fun, play, and pleasure in South Asia.
- We the People Film Festival #8, The State against Mandela and the others
The We The Peoples Film Festival screens the best new films on human rights, development, peace and the environment.
- The Diplomacy of Decolonization
Professor Alanna O'Malley (Leiden University / The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Chair: Dr Michael Amoah (SOAS)
Professor Alanna O’Malley discusses the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, revealing how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted with the Cold War.