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The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities
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101 Images of the United States in Latin America, 1850-1900 On March 7th, Professor Nicola Miller and Dr Adam Smith from the University College London gave a lecture on the historical relations between the United States of America and Latin America. Nicola Miller, Adam Smith 12 Nov 2014
102 Writing Rights in Early Latin American Constitutions On February 28th, Dr James Melton from the University College London presented his recent findings of a research project producing a cross-national historical dataset of written constitutions. James Melton 12 Nov 2014
103 Rios Montt Trial On February 21st, Dr Roddy Brett from the University of St Andrews discussed the consequences of the violence during the regime of Rios Montt. In spotlighting the recent trial, he explores today's post-conflict legacy. Roddy Brett 12 Nov 2014
104 Brazilian Post-Transisitonal Justice On Februrary 14th, Dr Par Engstrom from the University College London gave a lecture on recent developments in transitional justice in Brazil. Par Engstrom 12 Nov 2014
105 Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan Talk given by Dr Sharon Kinsella, University of Manchester as part of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies seminar series Sharon Kinsella 27 Jun 2014
106 Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa Joint Seminar of the African Studies Centre and Reuters Institute. Catherine Gichuru, Winston Mano, Nic Cheeseman, Alexandra Reza 25 Jun 2014
107 Economic Uncertainty and Fertility: Insights from Japan’s Long Recession Joint seminar with the Department of Sociology and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies James Raymo 19 May 2014
108 Creative Commons Productive Motherhood: Women's Labour and Japan's Lowest-Low Fertility Professor Mary Brinton, Harvard University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Mary Brinton 01 Apr 2014
109 Creative Commons The Geography of Ageing and Population Decline in Japan Professor Ralph Lützeler, University of Bonn, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Ralph Lützeler 01 Apr 2014
110 A Comparison of the Determinants of Low Marital Fertility between Japan and Korea Professor Kazuo Yamaguchi, University of Chicago, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Kazuo Yamaguchi 31 Mar 2014
111 Creative Commons Declining Fertility Rates in Japan and Other Low Fertility Nations: Can We Diagnose and Cure this 'Disease'? Leonard Schoppa, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Leonard Schoppa 31 Mar 2014
112 Creative Commons The Political Arena of Low Fertility - Comparing Japan and Germany Professor Axel Klein gives a talk for the Nissan Centre for Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Axel Klein 31 Mar 2014
113 Little paid and Overworked: Marriage prospects of low income Japanese men Dr Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Ekaterina Hertog 25 Feb 2014
114 Creative Commons African Studies and OCAF Seminar: Staying Out of Place: The Dialectics of Being and Becoming in Exceptional Spaces Simon Turner, Aalborg University, Denmark, gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Simon Turner 18 Feb 2014
115 African Studies and Horn of Africa Seminar: South Sudan Crisis Roundtable Roundtable discussion looking at the ongoing crisis in South Sudan Jason Mosley, Annette Weber, Douglas Johnson, Peter Biar Ajak 18 Feb 2014
116 Towards modular regionalism in Latin America? Dr Gian Luca Gardini (University of Bath) gives a talk foe the Latin American Centre seminar series Gian Luca Gardini 15 Feb 2014
117 Creative Commons Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall Professor Scott Mainwaring gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series Scott Mainwaring 15 Feb 2014
118 Creative Commons Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform: Lessons from Brazil. Dr George Meszaros (University of Warwick) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. George Meszaros 15 Feb 2014
119 Creative Commons Challenging Frontiers: On the Making—and Unmaking?—of Latin American Nations (especially Mexico). Alan Knight (St Antony’s College) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. Alan Knight 15 Feb 2014
120 Creative Commons 'Live Dangerously Brothers': Liberia's Ex-Combatants and their place in the post war city Danny Hoffman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington, gives a talk for the African Studies seminar series Danny Hoffman 28 Jan 2014
121 Nissan Seminar: Population reproduction: a new fertility regime (with remarks on the role of migration) Professor Francesco Billari, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies Francesco Billari 27 Jan 2014
122 Creative Commons Cultural Diversity and the law: From the Perspective of Cultural Policy Mr Ryu Kojima , Kyushu University. gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Ryu Kojima 22 Jan 2014
123 Creative Commons Britain and Japan; Reflections on the bilateral relationship Sir David Warren , Chair man, The Japan Society, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series David Warren 22 Jan 2014
124 Creative Commons Transnational History and Japan Professor Garon, Nissan Professor of History and East Asian Studies , Department of History, Princeton University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Sheldon Garon 22 Jan 2014
125 Civil Society 2.0? How the Internet Changes Politics and the Public Sphere in Cuba Bert Hoffmann (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) gives a talk for the Latin America Seminar Series. Bert Hoffmann 19 Nov 2013
126 Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality James McGuire (Wesleyan University) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. James McGuire 19 Nov 2013
127 Poverty, Growth, Structural Change, and Social Inclusion Programs: A Regional Analysis for Peru, 2002-2010 Mario Tello (Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú and CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics gives a talk for ther Latin American Centre seminar series. Mario Tello 19 Nov 2013
128 Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture Malcolm Deas gives the Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture on 25th October 2013. Malcolm Deas 19 Nov 2013
129 The Political Economy of Remittances in Latin America Roundtable discussion with Faisal Ahmed (Nuffield); David Doyle (St Hugh's); Isabel Ruiz (Harris Manchester); Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (St Antony's). Convened by Timothy Power. Faisal Ahmed, David Doyle, Isabel Ruiz, Diego Sánchez-Ancochea 23 Oct 2013
130 The Chilean Coup of 1973, Forty Years On Roundtable discussion with Alan Angell (St Antony's); Cath Collins (University of Ulster); Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame). Convened by Timothy Power. Alan Angell, Cath Collins, Scott Mainwaring, Timothy Power 23 Oct 2013
131 Creative Commons What are friends for? Friendship and Public life in the post colony: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2013 Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor, African American and African Studies, University of California-Davies, gives the 2013 African Studies Annual Lecture. Wale Adebanwi 13 Aug 2013
132 Creative Commons Transitional justice in the Somali setting Markus Hoehne, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, gives a talk for the Horn of Africa seminar series workshop 'Post-transitional' directions in the Somalias on 30th April 2013. Markus Hoehne 24 Jul 2013
133 Creative Commons State-building in Somali Studies: Future framework Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Mohamed Ingiriis 22 Jul 2013
134 Creative Commons Insider-outsider and gendered dynamics for Somali researchers in Somalia Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Siham Rayale 22 Jul 2013
135 Creative Commons The evolving role of Islamist groups in Somali politics Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Mohammed al-Hadi 22 Jul 2013
136 Creative Commons Crisis and displacement; different solutions for different kinds of displaced Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Laura Hammond 22 Jul 2013
137 Growing up in the New South Africa Rachel Bray (Independent Scholar, Oxford) gives a talk for the African Studies seminar series on 7th March, 2013. Rachel Bray 11 Mar 2013
138 Creative Commons The return of garrison rule in the Ethiopian Ogaden, 2006-2012 Tobias Hagmann (Roskilde University) gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar Series on 28 February, 2013. Tobias Hagmann 11 Mar 2013
139 Human rights in Africa: opportunities and challenges The Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture 2013. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights gives a talk about human rights in Africa. Navi Pillay 07 Mar 2013
140 The ANC in Exile Stephen Ellis (Free University, Amsterdam) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre seminar series on the African National Congress (ANC). Stephen Ellis 25 Feb 2013
141 Creative Commons 'Now we are all workers.' The remaking of marginality on the streets of Addis Ababa's inner city Marco Di Nunzio (Université Libre de Bruxelles) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre seminar series on 7th February 2013. Marco Di Nunzio 13 Feb 2013
142 Creative Commons The British Army and Mau Mau, 1952-56 Huw Bennett (Aberystwyth University), gives a talk for the African Studies Centre seminar series on the British Army and Kenyan Mau Mau. Huw Bennett 04 Feb 2013
143 Creative Commons After Cool Japan: Contemporary Art in the Post-Bubble, Post-Disaster Society Professor Adrian Favell, (Professor of Sociology, Centre d'études européennes Sciences Po, France) gives a talk for the Nissan Japan Studies seminar series. Adrian Favell 05 Nov 2012
144 Creative Commons Sarin no ato: Tracing the Aftermath of the Tokyo Subway Gassing Dr Mark Pendleton, (Lecturer in Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield) gives a talk for the Nissan Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Mark Pendleton 05 Nov 2012
145 Creative Commons 2012 Annual African Studies lecture. Diaspora and Spiritual Awakening: Religion and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Life of Kwame Nkrumah Emmanuel Akyeampong (Harvard) gives the 2012 Annual African Studies Centre Lecture. Emmanuel Akyeampong 22 May 2012
146 Creative Commons Surviving on the Margins: Youth and the Underground Oil Economy in the Niger Delta Paul Ugor (Birmingham) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Seminar Series on 10th May 2012. Paul Ugor 15 May 2012
147 Creative Commons Somalia after the London Meeting: How Much Difference Does a Day Make? Laura Hammond (SOAS) gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series. In association with the Horn of Africa Seminar. Laura Hammond 08 May 2012
148 Creative Commons Latin America in a New Global Economic Order: Towards a New Model of Development Podcast from The Latin American Centre, University of Oxford; featuring Angus Lapsley, Dr Timothy Power, Professor Rosemary Foot and L. Enrique García. Angus Lapsley, L. Enrique García, Timothy Power, Rosemary Foot 12 Apr 2012
149 Creative Commons Squatter movements in the Vaal Triangle Dr Noor Nieftagodien (University of Witwatersrand) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre on 8th March 2012. Noor Nieftagodien 12 Mar 2012
150 Creative Commons Motivations for marriage and marital (un)happiness: Discourses in Japanese women's magazines Dr Barbara Holthus (Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Section, German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo) gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies on Thursday 16th February 2012. Barbara Holthus 12 Mar 2012
151 Japan's Immigration Policy, 1999-2008: Discrepancy between Comprehensive Debate and Partial Reforms David Chiavacci (University of Zurich) gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. David Chiavacci 09 Mar 2012
152 Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan This talk investigates the story of the development of the first automatic electric rice cooker in Japan. With Helen MacNaughtan (SOAS). Helen MacNaughtan 09 Mar 2012
153 What does the anthropology of Japan tell us about Japan - and about anthropology? An excurse into the history of Japanese studies with William Kelly (Yale). William Kelly 09 Mar 2012
154 Creative Commons Buganda Nationalism in the 21st Century Dr Florence Brisset-Foucault, Research Associate, Cambridge, gives a talk for the African Studies Centre seminar series. Florence Brisset-Foucault 05 Mar 2012
155 Creative Commons Kenya's Somalia Invasion: Security, Development and Humanitarian Assistance in Eastern Africa Professor David Anderson gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series on 23rd February 2012. David Anderson 24 Feb 2012
156 Creative Commons The Legitimation of Criminal Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: international, national and localised courts Dr Nikki Palmer (Oxford) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre seminar series on 8th February. Nikki Palmer 21 Feb 2012
157 Creative Commons The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia: Actors, Power and Mobilisation under Ethnic Federalism Louise Aalen, Bergen University, gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar Series on 2nd February 2012. Louise Aalen 06 Feb 2012
158 Creative Commons Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa Dr Susan Williams (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London)gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Seminar Series on 19 January. Susan Williams 23 Jan 2012
159 Creative Commons The Killing Fields: The Impact of the Global Arms Trade on Africa Andrew Feinstein gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series on the arms trade and its impact on Africa. Andrew Feinstein 29 Nov 2011
160 Creative Commons Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform: Politics, Production and Accumulation Phillan Zamchiya (International Development/St Antonys), gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar Series. Phillan Zamchiya 18 Nov 2011
161 Creative Commons Potency and the Role of the Environment in KhoeSan medicine Chris Low, African Studies, Oxford, gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar Series. Chris Low 18 Nov 2011
162 Creative Commons African Local Knowledge: Natural, Biomedical and Supernatural Ideas about Livestock Health Karen Brown (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine) and William Beinart (African Studies/St Antony's) give a talk for the African Studies seminar series. Karen Brown, William Beinart 18 Nov 2011
163 Creative Commons Power, Ambition and Ideas in the political career of Apartheid Prime Minister H F Verwoerd Jonny Steinberg, (African Studies/St Antony's) gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Seminar Series. Jonny Steinberg 08 Nov 2011
164 Creative Commons The Ecology of Conflict: Human-Wildlife Conflict on the Hwange National Park Boundary, Zimbabwe' Andrew Loveridge (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Zoology) gives a talk for the St John's College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Andrew Loveridge 31 Oct 2011
165 Creative Commons Climate Change and Conflict in Sudan: what if development is not the answer to save Darfur? Harry Verhoeven (Politics/St Cross) gives a talk for the St John's College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Harry Verhoeven 31 Oct 2011
166 Creative Commons Ethnic violence, water scarcity and managing resources to promote peace Karen Witsenburg (Both ENDS and Max Plank Institute for Anthropology) gives a talk for the College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Karen Witsenberg 31 Oct 2011
167 Cruising through Uncertainty: Mobile Phone Practices and the Politics of Respect in Southern Mozambique Julie Archambault (African Studies/St Annes College), gives a talk for the African Studies Centre. Julie Archambault 27 Oct 2011
168 ORENGA Special Lecture - Fashola's Lagos: the man, the method, the megacity Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, gives a special lecture for the African Studies Centre. Babatunde Fashola 27 Oct 2011
169 Creative Commons Witchcraft and the Colonial Life of the Fetish (African History and Politics Seminar) Professor Florence Bernault (Wisconsin) presents her work on the historical role of 'fetish' and 'witchcraft' in colonial Africa and the historical development of their linguistic uses. Florence Bernault 22 Jun 2011
170 Creative Commons 'Rubber Will Not Keep in this Country' - Failed Development in Benin, 1897-1921 (African History and Politics Seminar) Dr James Fenske (Oxford) presents his ongoing research on the history of the rubber trade in Benin, and presents a comparative study to other areas of rubber trade in West Africa. James Fenske 22 Jun 2011
171 The Politics of Legal Pluralism: the Case of Community Policing in Mozambique and Swaziland (African Studies Seminar) Helene Maria Kyed (DIIS) looks at the role of community policing in Mozambique and Swaziland. Helene Maria Kyed 22 Jun 2011
172 Worldliness, Citiness, Postcolonial Life and Thinking from the South Achille Mbembe, Professor of Social Theory, University of Stellenbosch, gives the second 2011 Africa Studies Annual lecture on 26th May 2011. Achille Mbembe 01 Jun 2011
173 'City, Art, Motion: Rethinking the "Now" in Johannesburg' (Annual Lecture 2011) Sarah Nuttal, Research Professor, Department of English, University of Stellenbosch, gives the first 2011 African Studies Annual Lecture on 26th May 2011. Sarah Nuttal 01 Jun 2011
174 Creative Commons Ethnicity, Power and Kinship. Female Chiefs in Tanzania, 1870-1940 Heide Schmidt, Professor of African Studies, University of Vienna, gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series on 16th May, 2011. Heike Schmidt 23 May 2011
175 Pan-African Solidarity in the Central African Federation, 1953-1963 (African History and Politics Seminar) Zoe Grove, PhD student at Keele University, presents her research on the history of the Central African Federation, especially looking at the issues of cross-border migration and the movement of ideas. Zoe Grove 17 May 2011
176 How to Build a Successful Opposition Party in Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) Michael Sata, President of Zambia's leading opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), presents a talk on what it means to lead an opposition party in Zambia. Michael Sata 17 May 2011
177 Women, Sports and Societies in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) As part of the Women's Sport in Africa conference (University of Oxford, 7 Mar 2011), Prof. Nauright (George Mason Univeristy) presents on historical research looking at sports in Africa, with a particular view to women's sport and his own work. John Nauright 13 May 2011
178 Support Democracy Abroad: The Record in Africa Prof Thomas Carothers, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nuffield College, gives a talk for the Rothmere American Institute on 2nd Feb 2011. Thomas Carothers 14 Mar 2011
179 The Fischer Lecture: Human Rights and the Law in South Africa (African Studies Seminar/Rhodes House Trust) George Bizos SC, human rights lawyer and defense barrister for Nelson Mandela, gives the 2011 Bram Fischer lecture at the Rhodes House, Oxford. George Bizos 06 Mar 2011
180 Creative Commons Politics and Genocide: Rwanda (African Studies Seminar) Dr Omar McDoom (London School of Economics) looks at a single community in southern Rwanda, using spatial mapping, in order to understand why some people chose to kill during the violence and others did not. Omar McDoom 06 Mar 2011
181 Encountering Islam in Eastern African: Transnational History and Imperialism, c. 1880-1930 (Global and Imperial History Research Seminar) Prof. Anderson (Oxford University) examines the tumultuous history in the Jubaland area of southern Somalia and northern Kenya at the turn of the 20th century. (Presented in the Global and Imperial History Research Seminar). David Anderson 09 Feb 2011
182 Creative Commons The case of the slave ship Progresso: the Royal Navy, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Cape (African Studies Centre Seminar) Prof. Harries examines the surprising role the Cape played in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the challenges the Royal Navy was forced to deal with in stopping slave ships. Patrick Harries 09 Feb 2011
183 Dambisa Moyo Lecture (African History and Politics Seminar) Dambisa Moyo, the internationally renowned author and economist, presents material from her books, Dead Aid and How the West Was Lost, looking at the policies that affect both Africa and the West. Dambisa Moyo 01 Feb 2011
184 100 Years of 'Struggle' Between the Polity and the Market in South Africa (African History and Politics Seminar) 'A Luta Continua! Reflections on 100 Years of "Struggle" Between the Polity and the Market in South Africa', presented by Dr Jesmond Blumenfeld (Brunel). Jesmond Blumenfeld 29 Jan 2011
185 20 Years of Multi-Partyism in Kenya (African Studies Seminar) A roundtable discussion examining the current state of Kenyan politics, twenty years after it changed to a multi-party state. David Anderson, Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch, Leigh Gardner 25 Jan 2011
186 Creative Commons Development as an Alien Culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa Dr Jonny Steinberg gives the 2010 Africa Studies Centre Annual lecture held on 11th June 2010, Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford University. Jonny Steinberg 26 Jul 2010
187 Islam, the ‘Originaires’ and the making of the public space in a colonial city: Saint Louis of Senegal Mamadou Diouf from the University of Columbia gives the 2009 African Studies Annual Lecture on the influence of Islam in Post-Colonial Africa, in particular, the public spaces of the former French Colonial City of St Louis in Senegal. Mamadou Diouf 16 Jun 2009
188 Detective Fictions: In Pursuit of Sovereignty in the Postcolony Professor Jean Comaroff gives the 2008 African Studies Annual Lecture on the situation in South Africa, the rise of crime and violence as well as the rise private security companies and belief in the supernatural forces of witchcraft. Jean Comaroff 05 May 2009