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1 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 1, University of Oxford, 2 March 2016 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 1 featuring Mary Harrod and Susan Garrard. Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Jul 2016
2 Creative Commons 'The Case for Offshore Balancing' with John Mearsheimer Professor John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) presents the conclusions of his latest article published in 'Foreign Affairs' on offshore balancing. John J. Mearsheimer, Duncan Snidal, Ulrike Franke 22 Jun 2016
3 Power People: what are we doing with all that energy? Did you know that you are in charge of a power station? It's true. Every time you flick a light switch, a power station somewhere in the UK will respond and generate that little bit of extra power you need for your light. Phil Grunewald 05 May 2016
4 Creative Commons Lecture 4: Spain and the World (1976-1992) Spain on the international stage. Marina Perez de Arcos 16 Dec 2015
5 William Browder on the State of Law in Putin's Russia In this lecture, William Browder, New York Times bestselling author gives a talk about Putin's Russia for the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society seminar series. William Browder 17 Nov 2015
6 Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-1918 How might a new regional order in Asia look, and how could it be built? Hugh White 01 Sep 2015
7 On representation and power: portrait of a Vodun leader in present-day Benin An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Emmanuelle Kadya Tall of IRD, Paris (30 January 2015) Emmanuelle Kadya Tall 07 May 2015
8 Moving the cracks: motorcycle taxis, politics and the fragility of power in Bangkok Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford) discusses the Red Shirts, the motorcycle taxi drivers whose protests in 2010 brought Bangkok to a standstill (23 January 2015) Claudio Sopranzetti 07 May 2015
9 Creative Commons Plants, Photosynthesis, and Solar Energy The planet is in trouble; fossil fuels are being depleted and are contributing to global warming. Plants, however, have been directly harnessing solar energy for as long as they have existed. A flash talk from Tomas Leijtens. Tomas Leijtens 07 Jul 2014
10 Creative Commons Processes and Powers John Dupré (Exeter) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series John Dupré 07 May 2014
11 Rowan Williams; Faith, Force and Authority: does religious belief change our understanding of how power works in society? Dr Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, gives a talk on religious belief and how it relates to power in sociey Rowan Williams 12 Feb 2014
12 The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy Book colloquium examining the acclaimed title The New Global Rulers by Professors Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli. Denis Galligan, Bettina Lange, Amir Paz-Fuchs, Frank Vibert 27 Jan 2014
13 The Information Society Agenda: Prospects and Problems Discussion of dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge the power relations which inform information society strategies and actions. Robin Mansell 16 Jan 2014
14 ICTs, Innovation and Regulation in the Somali Territories A seminar exploring technology and regulation in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa. Despite weak or non-existent government institutions, innovation has flourished with local solutions to local challenges. Abdirashid Duale 16 Jan 2014
15 Humanitarian campaigns in social media: network architectures and Kony 2012 as a polymedia event An assessment of the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action, drawing on analysis of the phenomenally popular and controversial Kony 2012 campaign. Mirca Madianou 16 Jan 2014
16 Disjunctures and Connections: Case Studies of How Techno-politics Make and Cut Networks In a development context, the ways in which new media objects (eg ICTs) are defined in relation to other objects, people and institutions map out new figurations of power and connection, that revalue and recombine political agency. Don Slater 16 Jan 2014
17 Development 2.0 and beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 Dr Thompson addresses some of the opportunities and contradictions presented by ICT4D and considers some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field. Mark Thompson 16 Jan 2014
18 Creative Commons The Arrogance of Power: Senator Fulbright's Concept and Today's World Sir Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Sir Adam Roberts 03 Oct 2013
19 Creative Commons Development 2.0 and beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 Dr Thompson addresses some of the opportunities and contradictions presented by ICT4D and considers some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field. Mark Thompson 30 Apr 2013
20 Disjunctures and Connections: Case Studies of How Techno-politics Make and Cut Networks In a development context, the ways in which new media objects (eg ICTs) are defined in relation to other objects, people and institutions map out new figurations of power and connection, that revalue and recombine political agency. Don Slater 30 Apr 2013
21 Humanitarian campaigns in social media: network architectures and Kony 2012 as a polymedia event An assessment of the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action, drawing on analysis of the phenomenally popular and controversial Kony 2012 campaign. Mirca Madianou 30 Apr 2013
22 ICTs, Innovation and Regulation in the Somali Territories A seminar exploring technology and regulation in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa. Abdirashid Duale 30 Apr 2013
23 The Information Society Agenda: Prospects and Problems Discussion of dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge the power relations which inform information society strategies and actions. Robin Mansell 30 Apr 2013
24 Creative Commons Galen and the Ontology of Powers Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Jim Hankinson 12 Dec 2012
25 Creative Commons Delegation of Powers and Authority in International Criminal Law Dr Shlomit Wallerstein (Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 8th May 2012. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Shlomit Wallerstein 15 May 2012
26 Creative Commons Dealing with uncertainties in UK energy policy: Some lessons from experience Jim Watson (Director, Sussex Energy Group) delivers a lecture as part of the 2012 Green Templeton College "Uncertainty..." lecture series. Jim Watson 02 Mar 2012
27 Creative Commons American-Sino Relations: Competition Second part of the three part series. This episode looks at four areas where the two most powerful nations can be in competition or in conflict; exceptionalism, contrasting political systems,power perceptions and shifts in the power relationships. Rosemary Foot 07 Jan 2010
28 Creative Commons American-Sino Relations: Review In the third and final part of this series, Rosemary Foot reviews and critiques the four factors outlined in the previous episode which could hinder good relations between the two nations. Rosemary Foot 07 Jan 2010
29 The crisis of global capitalism: towards a new economic culture? Manuel Castells draws on arguments from his book Communication Power in discussing the structural causes and implications of the 2008 economic crisis, and in claiming that we are moving, without much understanding, towards a new form of global capitalism. Manuel Castells 09 Nov 2009
30 Negotiation and the Global Information Economy JP Singh discusses the role played by diplomacy and negotiations in economic globalization, exploring possibilities for transformational problem-solving through multilateral diplomacy, allowing an adjustment of positions so that mutual gains will result. JP Singh 03 Jul 2009