Events

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Upcoming Events

Book Launch: Research for Action: A Conversation with Jean Drèze

Friday, 24 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road

Jean Drèze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jean Dreze (Delhi School of Economics)
Professor Matthew McCartney (CSASP)
Professor Sabina Alkire
Dr Duncan Green (Oxfam)
Ms Soumya Mishra
Mr Amogh Sharma

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The 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 so as to facilitate economic growth.

Speaker(s): 
Kunal Sen (Manchester University)

Past Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The 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) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Speaker(s): 
Ian Talbot (Southampton University)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Tracing Conscience in Time of War: Archiving a History of Dissent in Sri Lanka 1960s to 2000s

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

This talk is a progress report from the midpoint in a 5-year comparative project on the Anthropology of Conscience, Ethics and Human Rights.

Speaker(s): 
Johnathan Spencer (University of Edinburgh)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation and labouring Bodies made in India

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Based on a recent book, this presentation depicts the Indian garment sweatshop as a 'regime' of exploitation and oppression crafted by multiple actors and crossing productive and reproductive realms.

Speaker(s): 
Alessandra Mezzadri (SOAS, London)

OUPakSoc presents: An Emerging Market or a Brewing Storm: Pakistan: A conversation with Miftah Ismail

Monday, 6 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College

Dr. Miftah Ismail is the Chairman of the Board of Investment Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Economic Affaits and he will be talking about the prospects of Pakistan being an emerging economic market.

Speaker(s): 
Miftah Ismail

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