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All forthcoming events

Thu 05 March 2015, 12:30

'Of Drivers and Switchmen: The European Union and Regional Institutional Design'

Speaker: Tobias Lenz (University of Göttingen & GIGA, Germany)

Venue:Manor Road Building, Seminar Room A

Sandwiches will be available at the session and are booked according to numbers. If you would like to order lunch for this session, please reply to andrew.melling@politics.ox.ac.uk no later than noon on Wednesday 4 March.

Thu 05 March 2015, 16:30

'Why do regional monetary agreements matter for emerging countries, especially Brazil?'

Speaker: Camila Villard Duran (Assistant Professor of Law at the University of São Paulo and Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford)

Venue:Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road

Thu 05 March 2015, 17:00

'Arctic War or Arctic Peace?'

Speaker: Michael Byers (University of British Columbia)

Venue:Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building

CIS Event

Vladimir Putin has said: "If you stand alone you cannot survive in the Arctic. Nature makes people and states to help each other." But are international relations in the Arctic really that different from those in other regions – such as Eastern Europe – and if so, why?

Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia. Prior to 2005, he was a Professor of Law at Duke University. He is the author, most recently, of International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

 

 

Thu 05 March 2015, 17:00

'Ethical behaviour in banking'

Speaker: Nathalie Gold (King’s College London)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chair: David Vines (Balliol College)

This event is part of the PEFM Seminar Series seminar series.

Fri 06 March 2015, 14:00

'"Suffer what they must?" Small states in international negotiations'

Venue:Lecture Theatre, Blavatnik School of Government, 10 Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JJ

The event is co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government and The Global Economic Governance Programme.

Ever since Thucydides made his famous pronouncement on the Peloponnesian War - "the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - international relations scholars have assumed that smaller or poorer countries typically lose in international negotiations. This event asks: under what conditions can they succeed? Bringing together two veteran negotiators who have represented developing countries in climate, trade, and a variety of multilateral fora, the event will explore the strategies and tactics small states can use to make global governance work for them.

Panelists:

  • Quamrul Chowdhury - United Nations Climate Negotiator

  • Edwin Laurent, SLC. OBE. CMG - Director of the Ramphal Institute and Senior Adviser to UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative Moderator

  • Emily Jones, Associate Professor at the Blavatnik School of  Government

 

This event is open to the public. To attend please register by emailing your name to events@bsg.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

Fri 06 March 2015, 17:00

'Hopes betrayed: does the Euro have a future?'

Speaker: Giorgio La Malfa (Jemolo Fellow, Nuffield College)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chair: James Forder (Balliol College)

This event is part of the ESC Core Seminar Series seminar series.

Mon 09 March 2015, 17:00

'Mexican Conservatism, 1800–2000'

Speaker: Dr Benjamin Smith (University of Warwick)

Venue:Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

This event is part of the North American Studies Seminar Series seminar series.

Mon 09 March 2015, 17:00

'Democracy in Poland: Representation, participation, competition and accountability since 1989'

Speaker: Dr Anna Gwiazda (King’s College London)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Discussant: Dr Radoslaw Zubek  (Hertford College, Oxford University)

This event is part of the POMP Seminar Series seminar series.

Tue 10 March 2015, 13:00

'Peacekeeping in a Crisis: South Sudan 2014'

Speaker: Dr Klem Ryan (UN)

Venue:Manor Road Building, Seminar Room G

This event is part of the Lunchtime Discussions with Changing Character of War seminar series.

Tue 10 March 2015, 14:00

'Governing monsoon landscapes: East India Company expansion on its North-eastern Frontier in the early 19th Century'

Speaker: Gunnel Cederlöf (Uppsala University)

Venue:Fellow’s Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony’s College

Convenor & Chair: Dr Faisal Devji

This event is part of the South Asia Seminar Series seminar series.

Tue 10 March 2015, 17:00

'Linking War and Political Violence: Big Ideas, Complex Processes, Difficult Comparisons'

Speaker: Keith Krause

Venue:Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College

OLIVER SMITHIES LECTURES

Keith Krause (DPhil, Balliol, 1987) is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he has taught since 1994.The lectures are funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, which enables Balliol to bring distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.

 

Tue 10 March 2015, 17:00

'Is devolution really the answer to the democratic deficit?'

Speaker: Simon Jenkins (Guardian columnist) and Anthony Barnett (Founder, Open Democracy)

Venue:Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College

This event is part of the Visiting parliamentary fellowship seminar series seminar series.

Tue 10 March 2015, 17:00

'Lessons from Ireland’s financial crisis'

Speaker: Ajai Chopra (Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC)

Venue:Balliol College

PEFM Seminar Series: Ethics in Finance

Venue: Old Common Room, Balliol College

Chair: Adam Bennett (St Antony’s College)

Tue 10 March 2015, 17:30

'The European Union and its citizens: a growing gap'

Speaker: Joaquin Almunia (Vice President of the European Commission, 2004-2014)

Venue:Lecture Room 1, Christ Church College

If you would like to attend, please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10a_bKlmouijxblKYPR2g0BTNQoTOiZZ-_YSLTjyGc6E/viewform

Tue 10 March 2015, 20:30

'India and its Neighbourhood: The Modi Government’s Foreign & Security Policy in its First Year'

Speaker: RAHUL ROY-CHAUDURY (Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS)

Venue:Old Library, All Souls College

£2 entry fee for nonmembers.

This event is part of the OUSSG Seminar Series seminar series.

Wed 11 March 2015, 12:30

'The problem of the two Burkes: a critical re-appraisal'

Speaker: João Pereira Coutinho (St Antony’s College, The Catholic University of Portugal)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chair: Cathryn Costello (St Antony’s College)

This event is part of the ESC Visiting Fellows Lunch-time Seminars seminar series.

Wed 11 March 2015, 17:00

'Global approaches to rule of law promotion in the Western Balkans'

Speaker: Erwan Fouéré (Centre for European Policy Studies), Pierre Mirel (Former European Commission)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chair: Richard Caplan (Linacre College)

This event is part of the SEESOX Seminar Series seminar series.

Wed 11 March 2015, 17:30

'General Election Debate: Sleepwalking out of Europe?'

Venue:TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College

Join Global Directions for this General Election Debate on Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU), with local parliamentary candidates.

See: https://www.facebook.com/events/324375191093123
 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Layla Moran - Parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon (Liberal Democrats)
Sally Copley - Parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon (Labour)
 Alan Harris - Parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon (UKIP)
 

Thu 12 March 2015, 12:00

'Martin Ceadel and the Study of Peace and War’

Venue:Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building

On 12th March, the Department of Politics and International Relations, along with New College, will be holding a research colloquium to mark the retirement of Professor Martin Ceadel, preeminent historian of the British peace movement and one of the world’s foremost experts on the politics of war prevention and its impact on international relations. Speakers will include: Amitabh Mattoo, Adam Roberts and Holger Nehring.

The event will take place between 12pm and 6pm on Thursday 12th March, in the Politics department, Manor Road, Oxford.

The full programme for the day can be found online, where you can also register your attendance.

Thu 12 March 2015, 13:00

'Voting for Forbearance: The Politics of Informal Redistribution in Latin America'

Speaker: Alisha Holland (Harvard Society of Fellows)

Venue:Clay Room, Nuffield College

Convenor: Ben Ansell

Thu 12 March 2015, 17:00

Book Launch and Discussion: 'Dying for Ideas'

Speaker: Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University)

Venue:Fellow’s Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony’s College

Asian Studies Centre

In Conversation with Professor Sir Richard Sorabji (Oxford), Dr Shruti Kapila (Cambridge) and Dr Faisal Devji (Oxford)

 

Thu 12 March 2015, 17:00

Taiwan Studies Programme Film Screening: 'Banana Paradise'

Venue:Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College

Taiwan Studies Programme, Asian Studies Centre

Convenor: Feng-yi Chu (feng-yi.chu@sant.ox.ac.uk)

 

Thu 12 March 2015, 17:00

'Under the Cross: Polish Catholic Identity in post-Christian Europe'

Speaker: Adam Szostkiewicz (St Antony’s College)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chair: Mikolaj Kunicki (St Antony’s College)

This event is part of the POMP Seminar Series seminar series.

Fri 13 March 2015, 11:00

'From the European to the German Parliament: Lessons from the field'

Speaker: Franziska Brantner (Green MEP, 2009-2014 and German MP, 2014-; former visiting scholar ESC, Oxford)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Chairs: Hartmut Mayer and Kalypso Nicolaidis

Coffee provided

Sponsored by ESC and CIS

Fri 13 March 2015, 14:00

'Echoes of Empire - A conversation across disciplines'

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

On the occasion of the book launch Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity, and Colonial Legacies. Co-sponsored by the Centre for International Studies.

Speakers include: Timothy Garton Ash, Paul Betts, Anne Deighton, Gabi Maas, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Berny Sebe, Tom Stammers, Claire Vergerio

Tue 17 March 2015, 12:30

Book Manuscript Workshop: ‘The Pigeons of Denshawai: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East, 1917-1967’

Speaker: Roger Hardy (CIS Research Associate)

Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Room, European Studies Centre 70 Woodstock road

Centre for International Studies (CIS) and Middle East Centre (MEC) Co-Sponsored Book Workshop

If you would like to attend this event please register by emailing Matthew Kennedy (matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk). Draft chapters of the book manuscript will be sent, in advance of the event, to those that confirm they are attending.

On 17 March, the Centre for International Studies (CIS) and Middle East Centre (MEC) will co-host a book manuscript workshop on CIS Research Associate Roger Hardy’s book-in-progress ‘The Pigeons of Denshawai: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East, 1917-1967’.

Book Summary: To understand today’s Middle East, with its enduring conflicts and unresolved crises of identity, we need to understand how it emerged in the half-century between 1917 and 1967. The Pigeons of Denshawai describes the dramas of decolonisation and the legacies of European colonial rule. While following an overall chronological sequence – from the collapse of the Ottoman empire at the end of the First World War to the British retreat from Aden in 1967 – the book takes a country-by-country approach, focusing on the struggle for independence in ten countries from Syria and Egypt to Iraq and Algeria. This has the advantage of capturing the specificity of each – in geography, history, and culture – while highlighting how differently the struggle played out in different settings. Designed as a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader, the book draws as far as possible on eye-witness testimony from a wide range of sources – the rulers and the ruled, soldiers and spies, oilmen and missionaries – both published and in some cases unpublished. The West has played a significant role in shaping the Middle East and its destiny. This book tells the story of how it did so, and how the region emerged from the shadow of empire.

Roger Hardy worked for more than twenty years as a Middle East analyst with the BBC World Service. He is the author of The Muslim Revolt: A Journey through Political Islam (2010). He has been a visiting fellow at Princeton, the LSE, and King’s College, London, and is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, in Oxford.

Tue 17 March 2015, 16:30

'The Political Economy of the End of Empires'

Speaker: Jeff Colgan

Venue:Nuffield College

CIS/ECS/Nuffield co-sponsored event

Current research in international relations mostly takes for granted the state-based structure of world politics, but historically empires dominated the landscape.  Why did empires vanish after World War II, and why then? Their demise was facilitated by changes in the political economy of metropoles. Many imperial powers crossed a threshold of motorization and energy consumption nearly simultaneously, leading to three changes: the balance of economic winners and losers from imperialism changed to the detriment of empire; the net fiscal costs of empire increased; and changes in foreign investment reduced the need for colonialism.  These economic changes supported an ideational shift in favor of anti-colonial norms.  A political economy-based explanation also helps to account for some of the variation in the timing of decolonization, across both metropoles and types of colonies. 

Jeff Colgan is Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the Watson Institute of International Studies of Brown University.  Previously he was on faculty at American University in Washington DC, and was a Residential Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  He completed his PhD in politics and public policy at Princeton University, a Master’s at the University of California-Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s in nuclear engineering at McMaster University.  He previously worked at McKinsey and Company, the Brattle Group, and the World Bank.  His academic work is published journals such as International Organization, World Politics, International Security, and Foreign Policy. 

Dr. Colgan’s research specializes on oil and international politics.  He is author of two books and a dozen articles, including Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  His article on global oil politics in International Organization won the 2010 Robert O. Keohane award for the best article published by an untenured scholar.  His 2014 article in the same journal argues that OPEC is not a functioning cartel, but rather a strictly political club. 

Wed 18 March 2015, 17:00

'Security and Governance Challenges for Pakistan'

Speaker: Zahid Hussain

Venue:The Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony’s College

Asian Studies Centre

Convenor & Moderator: Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Quaid-i-Azam Fellow

Tue 28 April 2015, 17:00

'War, Violence and the State: Between Predation and Protection'

Speaker: Keith Krause

Venue:Manor Road Building, Seminar Room A

OLIVER SMITHIES LECTURES

Keith Krause (DPhil, Balliol, 1987) is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he has taught since 1994.The lectures are funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, which enables Balliol to bring distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.