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Past Events

Graduate-led Workshop: What is South Asia? Locating the region in social sciences

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 -
09:00 to 16:30
The Haldane Room, Wolfson College

What does the focus on South Asia bring to social sciences? 

Professor David Washbrook (Keynote Speaker)
Matthew McCartney (Oxford)
Uma Pradhan (Oxford)
Faisal Devji (discussant)
Maung Zarni (Sleuk Rith Institute)
Nematullah Bizhan (BSG, Oxford)
William Maley (Australian National University)
Amogh Dhar Sharma (Oxford)
David Gellner (discussant)
Kate Sullivan (SIAS, Oxford)
Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oriental Institute, Oxford)
Mohammed Ali Jan (QEH, Oxford)
Maya Tudor (BSG, Oxford)
Nandini Gooptu (discussant)
Lipika Kamra (QEH, Oxford)
Feyzi Ismail (SOAS)
Indrajit Roy (QEH, Oxford)
Sneha Krishnan

Book talk: Indira Gandhi’s final years: the end of the Nehruvian era, or the beginning of today’s India?

Monday, 23 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 3, Wolfson College

This book talk is based on the speaker's 2014 book 'The Autumn of the Matriarch', which covers Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's final years in office. 

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Diego Maiorano (University of Nottingham)
Discussants: Amogh Sharma & Smriti Sawkar

South Asia Day: Political Thought in South Asia

Friday, 20 May, 2016 -
09:00 to 17:30
Seminar Room 2, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road

Session I: Labour Class and Democracy (9.00-10.30am)

Session II: Citizenship and Democractic Institutions (11.00am-12.30pm)

Session III: Theorizing Political Concepts and Categories (1.30-3.00pm)

Session IV: Roundtable Discussion (3.15-5.30pm)

Tejas Parasher (Chicago)
Indrajit Roy (Oxford)
Nandini Gooptu (Oxford)
Rochana Bajpai (SOAS)
Udit Bhatia (Oxford)
Sumit Baudh (UCLA)
Madurika Rasaratnam (Kent)
Sumi Madhok (LSE)
Humeira Iqtidar (KCL)
Faisal Devji (Oxford)
Tariq Jazeel (UCL)

Film Screening: With This Ring

With this Ring Poster
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 -
19:00 to 21:00
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

The film is about the Indian women's national boxing team – their lives, challenges and families. We followed three boxers over six years as they trained and competed around the world, including 5x world champion MC Mary Kom.

Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: What does that mean for the Persecuted Rohingya?

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 -
08:30 to 16:30
Auditorium, Wolfson College


To bring together researchers and practitioners in international law, history, public health, sociology, politics and economics as well as Rohingya human rights defenders:

Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Dr Maung Zarni
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond
Daw Khin Hla
Professor Michael Charney
Maung Bo Bo
Professor Shapan Adnan
Dr S Saad Mahmood
Dr Ambia Perveen
Matthew Smith
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Professor Daniel Feierstein
Professor Maya Tudor
Professor Penny Green
Thomas McManus
Amartya Sen (videotaped at Harvard in 2014)
Tomas Ojea Quintana
Dr Azeem Ibrahim
Azril Mohd Amin
Mark Farmaner
Tun Khin
Nurul Islam
Dr Hla Kyaw

The Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture: Asia's Changing Strategic Dynamics and the Implications for China's Rise and US-China Relations

Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's

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.

Dr Evan S. Medeiros