Events archive

African Studies Seminar
Mai Hassan (University of Michigan)
17 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
The government faces a principal–agent problem with lower-level state officers. Officers are often expected to use the state coercive capacity endowed to them to politically benefit the government.... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Elizabeth Ewart (University of Oxford) & Wolde Tadesse (University of Oxford)
10 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Enset ( ensete ventricosum; Abyssinian banana), uniquely domesticated in Ethiopia, sustains upwards of 20 million people in southern Ethiopia. It also feeds a sizeable animal population and is in... Read more
African Studies Seminar
May-Len Skilbrei (University of Oslo), Erlend Paasche (University of Oslo), Jørgen Carling (Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO))
3 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Convened by: COMPAS and African Studies Venue: Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College Date: 5.00-6.30pm on 3 May 2018 For a country of Nigeria’s size and strategic importance, its migration flows are... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Dominic Burbidge (University of Oxford)
8 March 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
African Studies Seminar
Wendy Willems (London School of Economics)
1 March 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
‘The politics of things’ refers to the way in which objects and physical spaces remain crucial to political communication in a digital age as well as to the manner in which objects such as clothing... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)
22 February 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This paper sets out to answer two simple questions. First, how did Kenyans connect with government after independence in 1963? And, second, how did they understand independence and the... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Michaela Collord (University of Oxford)
15 February 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
The Tanzanian Bunge was long judged one of the weakest parliaments in a region where the legislature is often dismissed as a “sideshow”. Yet between 2005 and 2015, Bunge repeatedly forced then... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Justin Pearce (University of Cambridge)
8 February 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
St Antony's College, Pavilion Room
The endurance and indeed the growing electoral support manifested by the Angolan opposition party UNITA since its defeat as an armed movement in 2002 defies generally gloomy prognoses both for... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Portia Roelofs (London School of Economics)
1 February 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
St Antony's College, Pavilion Room
This talk argues for the need for a new approach to the study of African Politics that takes seriously the role of ideas, values and ideology, before offering an example of what this might look like... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Folashadé Soulé
25 January 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This paper is a cross-disciplinary study of the bureaucratic politics of negotiation by small states engaged in asymmetrical relations with larger states. It studies the negotiating tactics and... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Professor Christopher Clapham
18 January 2018 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This talk ascribes the distinctive character of the Horn (taken to encompass Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland) firstly to its topography, and secondly to its place as the region... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Matteo Rizzo (SOAS)
30 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Book launch: Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Rachel Ibreck (Goldsmiths)
23 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Co-hosted with the Horn of Africa seminar. Civic and legal activists navigate and alter the political landscape during conflict, distinguishing themselves from warring parties and victims. Their... Read more
African Studies Seminar
David Brown (Oxford)
16 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This seminar is concerned with policy coherence in a post-conflict society, Liberia. It examines the challenges faced in attempting to develop public policy in ways that both respond to progressive... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Daisy Onyige (Oxford)
9 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This paper seeks to give an exposé on the association between economic globalisation poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria. It asks the questions; do global economic inequalities facilitate... Read more

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