SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Inside Out and Outside In: Politics Across the Spectrum, MPhil Research Conference

Inside Out and Outside In: Politics Across the Spectrum

Date: 5 June 2014Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 5 June 2014Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Conference

The MPhil Research Conference is held annually by the Politics Department and presents current research being carried out by its students. The conference pulls together the research community from within and outside SOAS including both students and faculty and aims to facilitate an exchange of ideas and critique around the thematic and methodological focus of research being taken up by students.

Research areas this year are drawn from the study of politics in Canada, UK, USA, Pakistan, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Burma, Kenya, Rwanda, Liberia, China, Syria and South Korea. Research themes  are equally diverse ranging from questions of power and subject formation, militarism, human rights regime, european economic crisis,  civic environmentalism, security sector reform, conflict and conflict resolution norms, diaspora, identity and natural resources.

9:00 – 9:30Registration
9:30 – 9:45Introduction by Head of Department
Speaker: Salwa Ismail
9.45 – 10:45Panel 1 – The Dynamics of Post-Conflict: Natural Resources,
Security and Borderlands
Chair: Meera Sabaratnam
Speakers: Richard Akun, Tahani Mustafa, Jonathan Beloff
** 10:45 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee break **
11:00 – 12:00Panel 2 – Hegemonic Discourses and Counter Narratives: Bringing
the Politics Back In
Chair: Rahul Rao
Speakers: Pia Ljungman, Sena Galazzi, Nadiya Ali
** 12:00-12:15 Tea/Coffee break **
12:15 – 13:15Panel 3 – Imagining the Subject: Ambivalence and Antagonisms
Chair: Salwa Ismail
Speakers: Emanuelle Degli Esposti, Veronica Ferreri, Maria Rashid
** 13:15 - 14:15 Lunch Break **
14:15 – 15: 15Panel 4 – From the Margins to the Core: Governance, Bureaucracy,
and State Power
Chair: Charles Tripp
Speakers: Sameen Ali, Lili Liu, Matt Godwin
** 15:15 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break **
15:30 – 16:30Panel 5 – Constructing and Disseminating Policy: Norms and
Democratisation Between States
Chair: Stephen Chan
Speakers: Kathryn Nash, L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Zie Yang
16:30 – 17:00Closing Remarks and Questions
Various Speakers
17:00 – 18:00Reception

All welcome. Registration preferred for catering purposes, but not required. Please email to register – but feel free to turn up on the day!