Events

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Upcoming Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

State Capacity: Reflections on India

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar room 2, ODID, Queen Elizabeth House

How does a weak post-colonial democracy develop the capacity to promote citizen well-being? The talk will explore the case of India by comparing two sub-national states – Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The Indian state has entered an era of rapid economic growth.

Speaker(s): 
Rahul Mukherji

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Despite the non-recognition of caste identity by the Pakistani state, caste relations are a pervasive feature of everyday life, particularly in small-town and rural Pakistan.

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Ali Jan

Past Events

The Pakistan-China Corridor: Impacts on Regional Stability

Thursday, 8 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College

Can the China Pakistan Economic Corrridor (CPEC) affect regional stability and the prospect for peace? Will Russia, Iran, and China be part of a new regional order at this crossroads of empire?

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Samrez Salik (Director-General, Institute of Strategic Studies and Research Analysis, National Defence University Islamabad)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The 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.

Speaker(s): 
Avinash Paliwal (SOAS)

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