Events archive

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