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The SOAS Development Studies and the Bloomsbury DTC are celebrating another exceptional seminar series featuring leading academics in the field, engaged in addressing some of the most important questions facing the world economy and society, from capitalist crisis to labour struggles.

The series opened on 11th of October with Professor Anwar Shaikh launching his new book Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises and closes next term with an interdisciplinary panel on the meaning of development today. Other highlights include Professor David Harvey, and a major panel on agrarian political economy.

The series aims to foster debate over key questions, with high levels of participation from staff, students and the public.

Please take a look at the rest of the term’s line-up below for more details.

 

SOAS DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES & BLOOMSBURY DTC FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

Seminar Series, Term 1, 2016-17

Tuesdays (except for Thursday 17 November), 5-7PM

Various rooms

All welcome, no need to book

*Tuesday 1 November*

5-7PM

Dr Benjamin Selwyn (Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, UK)

The Struggle for Development

Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre (ALT), Room 110, Senate House North Block

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*Thursday 17 November (note change of day)*

5-7PM

Professor David Harvey (Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA)

Anti-Value in Marx

Room: BGLT (SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre)

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*Tuesday 22 November*

5-7PM

Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova (City Political Economy Research Centre, City, University of London, UK)

The Russian Crisis and Global Geopolitics: Dilemmas of Authoritarian Rule

Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre (ALT), Room 110, Senate House North Block

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*Tuesday 29 November*

5-7PM

Dr Johnna Montgomerie (Department of Politics and International Relations, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

Is Debt Write-off a Viable Solution to the Crisis of Financialisation?

Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre (ALT), Room 110, Senate House North Block

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*Tuesday 6 December*

5-7PM

Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)

Professor Terry Byres (SOAS, UK)

Professor Henry Bernstein (SOAS, UK)

Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

Chaired by Dr Jens Lerche (SOAS, UK)

Special Panel Event: Agrarian Questions Then And Now

Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre (ALT), Room 110, Senate House North Block

 

 

Further details are available on the SOAS Development Studies Department website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/development/events/devstudseminars/