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State Crime Seminar Series

Hosted by the International State Crime Initiative, this seminar series provides a forum that engages with scholars working at the cutting edges of field State Crime research, whilst also drawing in a variety of other disciplines and perspectives.

A Rohingya Refugee in Bangladeshi refufee camp holding a baby surrounded by other refugees and children

Autumn 2020 semester

War Lawyers

Speaker: Dr Craig Jones

Date and time: 30 November 2020, 5-6:30pm

Find out more about the event: War Lawyers.

Citizenship in Myanmar: The Root of All Problems? (co-hosted with Burma Human Rights Network)

Speakers: Dr Ronan Lee, U Ohn Maung, Htike Htike, and Kyaw Win

Chair: Dr Alicia de la Cour Venning

Date and time: 10 December 2020, 10-11.30am

Find out more about the event: Citizenship in Myanmar

Spring 2021 semester

Ecocide

Professor Dave Whyte in conversation with Professor Richard Falk about his new book Ecocide: Kill the Corporation Before It Kills Us.

Chair: Dr Alicia de la Cour Venning

Date: 18 January 2021

Find out more about the event: Ecocide: Kill the Corporation Before It Kills Us.

Historical and Contemporary Uses of Human Shields (co-hosted with the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Speaker: Professor Neve Gordon

Date and time: 21 January 2021, 1-2:30pm

Find out more about the event: Historical and Contemporary Uses of Human Shields

How to Conduct Safer Field Research in Hostile Environments

Speaker: Professor Isabell Schierenbeck

Date and time: 25 February 2021, 5-6:30pm

Find out more about the event: How to Conduct Safer Field Research in Hostile Environments

Torture: The Marks of Civilisation

Speaker: Dr Michelle Farrell

Chair: Dr Tanzil Chowdhury

Date and time: 2 March 2021, 5-6.30pm

Find out more about the event: Torture: The Marks of Civilisation

What does the coup mean for civil society and broadening political inclusivity in Myanmar? In conversation with leading activist women: Dr Cynthia Maung, Tin Tin Nyo, Esther Jeyang and Cheery Zahau

Chair: Dr Alicia de la Cour Venning

Date and time: Tuesday 9 March 2021, 12:15-13:45 GMT; 13:15-14:45 CET; 19:15-20:45 Thailand; 18:45-20.15 Myanmar time

Find out more about What does the coup mean for civil society and broadening political inclusivity in Myanmar?

Looting the North, Looting the South: Investigating Transnational Corruption

Speaker: Professor Kristian Lasslett

Chair: Dr Thomas MacManus

Date and time: 21 April 2021, 5-6:30pm

Register for Looting the North, Looting the South: Investigating Transnational Corruption

Book Launch: Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

Speakers: Dr Ronan Lee (author), Dr Anita Schug, Professor Penny Green

Date and time: 4 May 2021, 4-5:15pm

Register for Book Launch: Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

Out of time - the queer politics of post-coloniality

Speaker: Dr Rahul Rao (SOAS)

Date and time: to be confirmed

More details and registration to follow.

Rebooting Kleptocracy with International Applause: Transition and Authoritarian Modernisation in Uzbekistan

Speaker: Dr Kristian Lasslett

Date and time: To be confirmed

More details and registration to follow.

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