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Week beginning Monday 16 January 2017

Monday 16 January 2017

5.00pm:
5.15pm:
  • Mapping Tanzania
  • TBC
  • There will be presentations on various BTS(Britain Tanzania Society) mapping projects currently in progress in Tanzania

6.30pm:
7.00pm:

Tuesday 17 January 2017

12.00pm:
1.00pm:
  • Richard Murphy: Taming the Inclination to Tax Abuse
  • Professor Richard Murphy
  • Richard Murphy is a former practicing chartered accountant. He was a founder of the Tax Justice Network. He is now Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City, University of London specializing in the study of issues relating to domestic and international tax abuse. He also directs Tax Research UK and writes on macroeconomic policy.

5.00pm:
  • Demolishing Neoliberal Development Myths
  • Professor Jayati Ghosh, Professor Erik S. Reinert, Professor Rainer Kattel,
  • The editors of the Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development attempt to cover a huge canvas, in both time and geography, in order to illustrate processes of economic development from many different angles, with authors of the different chapters hailing from all continents.

5.15pm:
5.45pm:
7.00pm:

Wednesday 18 January 2017

3.00pm:
3.15pm:
3.15pm:
  • Vegetative Love - a film by Dror Shohet
  • Dr Yair Wallach (SOAS)
  • Film screening: a meditation exploring the place of trees in urban landscapes, arid desert planes, farming communities, and fields across Israel-Palestine. Followed by post-film screening discussion.

3.15pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.05pm:
5.30pm:
  • Thinking about Money
  • Key note: Costas Lapavitsas
  • Symposium and Launch of Marxist Monetary Theory by Costas Lapavitsas

Thursday 19 January 2017

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.45pm:

Friday 20 January 2017

10.30am:
  • Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams
  • Guest Curator: Marian Bukhari
  • An exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia

12.00pm:
5.15pm:
  • CANCELLED
  • Professor Henry Em (Yonsei University)
  • This seminar has been cancelled.

5.30pm:
  • The Lhasa Government Workshop 'Dod zhol dpal 'khyil and its products
  • John Clarke (V&A)
  • Drawing mainly on oral evidence from 20th century craftsman this paper examines the ‘guild workshop’ or bzo khang system instituted by the 5th Dalai Lama after his assumption of power in 1642 and the workshop built in Outer Zhol at the foot of the Potala Palace fortress.

Saturday 21 January 2017

12.00pm:
  • Words that travel: Rhythms of Literature
  • Afrikult. presents the final of the three-part series Words that Travel. Running throughout 2016, each event focuses on particular mediums and traditions of African literature with the third featuring African music.