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Telling stories about law and development: A SOAS-Cambridge Speaker Series

This speaker series brings together activists, campaigners, film-makers, writers, journalists and academics to tell stories about law, politics, gender and development in the global south, and the ‘south in the north’. Speakers will turn their attention to the possibility of legal empowerment, activism and law, international economic disorder, secularism (and its critics), how not to write about Africa, the intersection between politics and culture, colonialism’s political logic, and decolonising international law. Previous speakers have included: Rajeev Bhargava (political theory); Akeel Bilgrami (philosophy); Saskia Sassen (sociology), and Richard Sennett (sociology).
Previous Events in this series

Legal activism and socio-economic rights

A panel discussion with Francesca Ferugli (Nazdeek), Rita Chadha (RAMFEL) and Jamie Burton (Doughty Street Chambers) a part of the Telling stories about law and development series.20 November 2015, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Edge: borders and boundaries

A lecture by Professor Richard Sennett, part of the 'Telling stories about law and development' speaker series.

6 March 2015, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, G24, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The crisis of secularism in India

A lecture by Professor Rajeev Bhargava, part of the 'Telling stories about law and development' speaker series.

13 November 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM