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- Justice and Politics: The World of Thai Judges
Professor Duncan McCargo (Leeds)
- Torture, Drones, and Detention: The Vagaries of Liberal Warfare
Lisa Hajjar & Laleh Khalili
Lisa Hajjar & Laleh Khalili
Torture, Drones, and Detention: The Vagaries of Liberal Warfare
Wednesday 16 January, 7-8.30 with reception following
Khalili Lecture Theatre
- Business Feminism and the Transnational Governance of Gender
Professor Elisabeth Prügl (The Graduate Institute)
- Postcoloniality and Sexuality in the Politics of Military Service and Citizenship
Dr Vron Ware (Open University)
- Doing and Being Done by Law: Notes Towards a Materialist Account of the History of International Human Rights Law
Mr Paavo Kotiaho (University of Helsinki)
- Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility and the Domestication of Dissent
Dr Lara Coleman (Sussex)
- Lost in Translation? Non-State Actors and the Transnational Movement of Procedural Law
Professor Peter Katzenstein (Cornell)
- The Alchemist of the Revolution: The International Dimension of Ali Shariati's Political Thought
Dr Kamran Matin (Sussex)
- The Tyranny of Getting to Yes and the Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping
Prof Lise Howard
"The Tyranny of Getting to Yes and the Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping" - Prof Lise Howard, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University.
No registration required
- Brave New Horizons: Why Comparative Political Theory Now?
Prof Fred Dallmayr
From September 2013, the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, will offer a new MSc in Comparative Political Thought. Professor Fred Dallmayr, a pioneer in this field, will deliver an inaugural lecture to mark the launch of this innovative new programme.
- Though the heavens may fall let justice be done?
Protecting Democracy, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Times of Crisis
- 'Democratic Consolidation in Africa: The Role of Presidential Succession Crises'
Dr. Ian Cooper (Oxford)
- 'Same-sex Unions and Marriage: the Success and Costs of Transnational Activism'
Dr. Kelly Kollman (University of Glasgow)
- 'A Rule of Mandates: How China Governs'
Dr. Mayling Birney (LSE)
- The Power and the People: paths of resistance in the Middle East
Charles Tripp, SOAS and Gilbert Achcar, SOAS
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.
- Contestation and Adaptation: The Politics of National Identity in China
Dr Enze Han (SOAS, University of London)
- 'Translating the Vocabulary of Neoliberalism'
Dr. Matthew Eagleton Pierce (SOAS)
- 'The Politics of Ignoring: Protests in Mubarak's Egypt'
Dr. Dina Bishara (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)
- 'Core and Swing Groups in Kenya's Multiethnic Democracy'
Dr. Jeremy Horowitz (Dartmouth College)
- American Jews, the Rise of Jewish Humanitarianism, and the Distancing from Israel
Prof Michael Barnett
There is considerable debate regarding whether American Jews are increasingly "distant" from Israel, and, if so, why. As the feelings of American Jews toward Israel has grown more complicated, there has been a surging popularity of "tikkun olam," the Jewish responsibility to repair the world. Is there a connection between these developments?
- The Responsibility to Protect
Professor Jennifer Welsh, University of Oxford and UN Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General for the Responsibility to Protect
- "Humanity's Law" - with the London Transitional Justice Network
Professor Ruti Teitel, New York Law School. Discussant: Professor Gerry Simpson, University of Melbourne