Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Avinash Paliwal (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
20 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The archetype of ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’, India’s political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan. The first of its kind, this... Read more
Hassan Abbas (National Defense University)
16 February 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
The speaker’s new book provides a comprehensive account of the mysterious story of Pakistan’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons in the face of severe odds. Hassan Abbas profiles the politicians and... Read more
Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series
Judith Brown (Balliol)
14 February 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College
In the final session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series, Oxford, join Judith Brown to discuss the international thought of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton, Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Aye Thein
14 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
Myanmar’s formal religious authority, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), was formed in the 1980s, as part of the military government’s efforts to centralise religious control. Popular... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Raphael Susewind (King's College London)
13 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
How can we understand 'tension', the experience of rigidity that often underpins systemic structures of domination, epistemic violence as well as physical aggression in South Asia? Following Zygmunt... Read more
Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series
Faisal Devji (St Antony's)
7 February 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College
In the second session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series, join Faisal Devji of the Faculty of History and St Antony’s College for a discussion of the international thought... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Zoltán Biedermann (University College London) and Alan Strathern (Brasenose)
6 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The presenters will reflect on their proposal to draw Sri Lanka into the paradigm of global history through the recently published edited collection Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (UCL, 2017... Read more
Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series
P.K. Dutta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
31 January 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College
In our first session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series join us in a discussion with P.K. Dutta from Jawaharlal Nehru University, to speak on the life and international... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes)
31 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
In this paper, Tamsin Barber interrogates the role of recent debates around Modern Slavery and trafficking in framing and understanding the experience of new Vietnamese migrants working in the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Adnan Naseemullah (King's College London)
30 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Why have growth rates have dramatically diverged between India and Pakistan since the 1990s, when their economic and political institutions have increasingly converged? This paper argues that... Read more
Brian Victoria (Centre for Buddhist Studies)
27 January 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
The 1997 publication of Zen at War sent shockwaves through Western adherents of Buddhism because it revealed allegedly enlightened Buddhist leaders had been fervent, even fanatical, supporters of... Read more
Chun-tu Hsueh Distingished Lecture
Jane Duckett (Glasgow)
26 January 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
This lecture examines 21st-century social policies and what they tell us about Chinese politics. At the same time it makes the case for more rigorous qualitative policy research, and it argues that... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Shapan Adnan
23 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The Rohingyas violently expelled by Myanmar are not recognized as international refugees by Bangladesh. Despite lacking citizenship and the right to work, they have sought to survive through covert... Read more
Ruth Harris, Kajal Sheth and Richard Sorabji
17 January 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
A Panel Discussion with Professor Ruth Harris, Shrimati Kajal Sheth and Professor Sir Richard Sorabji This event marks the UK-India Year of Culture, which will be celebrated in the Oxford Town Hall... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Farouk Yahya (Ashmolean)
17 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The naga is a deified serpent that is a major part of the belief system of many South and Southeast Asian cultures. It is a chthonic creature, and is very strongly associated with rain and water. In... Read more

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