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2019

March

13/03/19

May

20/05/19
20/05/19
21/05/19
22/05/19
23/05/19
24/05/19

June

17/06/19
18/06/19
19/06/19

July

17/07/19

October

02/10/19
10/10/19
  • 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.

14/10/19
17/10/19
  • 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.

18/10/19
  • 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.

29/10/19
  • CISD Pub Quiz!!
  • Join us on Tuesday 29 October in the SU Bar for the CISD Pub Quiz!

30/10/19
31/10/19
  • 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.

November

08/11/19
  • Culture.trace
  • Bringing together journalists, technologists and academics to explore the possibility of creating a different approach to AI.

08/11/19
  • 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)
12/11/19
  • 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)
14/11/19
  • 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.

25/11/19
28/11/19
  • The Diplomacy of Decolonization
  • Professor Alanna O'Malley (Leiden University / The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) + more TBC
  • 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.