Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Sarmila Bose (DPIR, Oxford)
31 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
Sarmila Bose is an academic and journalist with principal interests in the politics and public policies of South Asia. Her current work is on migration and identity formation of Bengal 'kayasthas',... Read more
Southeast Asia Events in Oxford
Willem Burung (St Catherine's)
27 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
Papua is one of the pacific islands where one finds the beauty of its nature, the richness of its land, and the sincere kindness of its people. Yet, the land can spark off unresolved debate as one... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Uday Chandra (Georgetown Qatar)
26 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Two decades ago, the historical anthropologist K. Sivaramakrishnan noted with a sense of irony that “elites assuming the task of building a national culture and providing it with a liberatory/... Read more
Southeast Asia Events in Oxford
Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir (Menteri Besar - Chief Minister - of Perak, Malaysia)
25 May 2016 - 6:30pm
Lecture Theatre, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was appointed as the 11th Chief Minister of Perak, a state in West Malaysia, in 2009. His academic background includes a PhD in Political Thought from Temple University,... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Firman Noor (Indonesian Institute of Science; University of Indonesia; University of Exeter)
25 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Abdurrahman Wahid, often fondly called Gus Dur, is one of the prominent figures of Indonesian social and political history. He is well-respected politically and culturally for championing religious... Read more
20 May 2016 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Seminar Room 2, ODID-QEH, 3 Mansfield Road
One-day workshop: Political Thought in South Asia Session I: Labour, Class and Democracy (9-10.30) Tejas Parasher (Chicago), Regulating Economic Inequality: B.R. Ambedkar’s States and Minorities and... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Ward Keeler (UT Austin; Nantes)
18 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Traffic on city streets is the first of three scenes from everyday life ward Keeler will use in this lecture to illustrate principles of hierarchy and power as they obtain in contemporary Burmese... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Gita Piramal (Business Historian, Mumbai; Saïd Business School)
17 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Can a company be both a commercial success and a social enterprise? Kamalnayan Bajaj (1915-1972) proved it is possible. Between 1942 and 1972, the group grew from a debt-riddled position to become... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Emily Gasser (Swarthmore College)
11 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
With roughly 720 indigenous languages from 30 families, Indonesia is home to a wealth of linguistic diversity. At the same time, pressure from major regional languages such as Javanese and regional... Read more
Chun-tu Hsueh Distingished Lecture
Dr Evan Medeiros (formerly Special Assistant to U.S. President and Senior Director for Asian affairs, National Security Council)
10 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Dr Evan S. Medeiros served for 6 years in the the White House's National Security Council as President Obama's top Asia and China adviser, departing in June 2015. He previously worked at the RAND... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Richard Williams (Oriental Studies; Trinity College, Oxford)
10 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
When the ruler of a small eighteenth-century kingdom was being assaulted and pillaged by multiple armies - Rajputs, Marathas, Mughals, and Afghans - why would he invest his resources in ensuring that... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Dr Poh Soo Kai (Former Political Prisoner; Independent Author)
4 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Living in a Time of Deception is a study of Singapore history from the post-war period to 1965, which the author describes as a historical memoir. Part of Singapore’s agitation against colonial rule... Read more
South Asia Seminar
David Lunn (SOAS)
3 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Pandey Bechan Sharma (1900–67), known by his pen-name “Ugra” (“fierce”, or “extreme”) has an ambiguous place in the Hindi literary canon. Popular, populist, and unapologetically controversial, he is... Read more