Events archive

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
South Asia Seminar
Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi University)
16 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Kunal Sen (Manchester)
28 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Cheng-Chwee Kuik (National University of Malaysia)
22 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Policy is about trade-offs, more so in the realm of external affairs. This is especially true for weaker and smaller states faced with material inducement from big power, as their inherent... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Laura Hornig (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
21 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
Drawing on ethnographic data gathered in Pathein, Myanmar, the paper investigates the moral underpinnings of responsibilities and hierarchies in small businesses, specifically the question of what... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ian Talbot (Southampton)
21 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61)... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Johnathan Spencer (Edinburgh)
14 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Jonathan Spencer is Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He has carried out research in Sri Lanka since the early 1980s. His most recent book... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto; London School of Economics)
8 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Thai foreign policy is traditionally shaped by the changing international environment. The coup of 2014 has exacerbated the political conflict and powerfully prescribed the way in which the country... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Alessandra Mezzadri (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
7 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Drawing from Marxian and feminist insights, this presentation, based on a recently completed book, theorizes the garment sweatshop in India as a complex 'regime' of exploitation and oppression,... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Baulk (Fortify Rights)
2 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
As the world watches the Myanmar military decimate the country's Rohingya Muslim population, in northern Myanmar the military is fighting a war by other means. Across Kachin and northern Shan state,... Read more

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