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African Studies Centre
Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective
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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Avner Offer: Quality of Life and Well-being in Israel Today Avner offer discusses how to measure -- and how to understand the measurements -- of quality of life and well-being in Israel. Avner Offer 06 Mar 2019
2 Creative Commons Eyal Chowers - The emerging notion of sovereignty in contemporary Israel Eyal Chowers considers Israeli democracy, liberalism, and the emerging notion of sovereignty in the state Eyal Chowers 06 Mar 2019
3 Creative Commons Unmasking Africana in British Art ASC seminar by Kimathi Donkor Kimathi Donkor 05 Mar 2019
4 Guy Burton - Rising Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1947' How have rising power engaged with the Arab-Israeli conflict? What does this tell us about rising powers and conflict management as well as their behaviour in international politics more generally? Guy Burton 27 Feb 2019
5 Ibrahim Khatib - Identity, Conflict perception and Reconciliation in the shadow of the Arab-Israeli conflict Ibrahim Khatib discusses the correlations between identity, conflict perception, and willingness to reconcile. Ibrahim Khatib 27 Feb 2019
6 The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state' ASC seminar by Tom Lavers Tom Lavers 16 Feb 2019
7 Public health and gender: Assumptions, disjunctures in practice, and implications for HIV prevention within marriages in Kenya ASC seminar by Roseanne Njiru Roseanne Njiru 16 Feb 2019
8 Creative Commons Menachem Klein - Abbas' Leadership in a State Postponed Menachem Klein discusses the political biography and leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. Menachem Klein 06 Feb 2019
9 What's in a Label? Western Donors' Construction of Success and Failure in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau ASC seminar by Teresa Almeida Cravo Teresa Almeida Cravo 25 Jan 2019
10 Student activism in an era of decolonization ASC seminar by Dan Hodgkinson, Luke Melchiorre and Marcia Schenck. Dan Hodgkinson, Luke Melchiorre, Marcia Schenck 24 Jan 2019
11 Khaled Furani - Putting Israel on the Couch: A Palestinian challenge from within the Leviathan Khaled Furani deconstruct sovereignty, and considers some alternatives. Khaled Furani 23 Jan 2019
12 Creative Commons Netta Cohen - When climate takes command: Jewish-Zionist scientific approaches to climate in Palestine 1900-1948 How did Zionist scientist see climate in Palestine? Netta Cohen 16 Jan 2019
13 When We Speak of Nothing (book launch and discussion) ASC seminar by Olumide Popoola and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf. Olumide Popoola, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Oliver Owen 30 Nov 2018
14 Creative Commons Brian Klug - Defining antisemitism, demonizing Zionism, excoriating Corbyn: The current controversy over the left and the Jews Brian Klug analyses the controversy around antisemitism in the Labour Party and the limits on the criticism of Zionism. Brian Klug 28 Nov 2018
15 Orna Sasson-Levy - Gendered citizenship: The case of Women Breaking the Silence Orna Sasson-Levy discusses the cast of women soldiers who decide to speak Orna Sasson-Levy 21 Nov 2018
16 Burma Boys: World War II, memory and popular culture in central Nigeria ASC seminar by Oliver Owen (Oxford) Oliver Owen 16 Nov 2018
17 Creative Commons Adriana X Jacobs - A gift from Sinai: Translation and nation-building Adriana Jacobs (Oxford) discusses the role of translation in the constitutive era of modern Hebrew literature. Adriana X Jacobs 16 Nov 2018
18 David Tal - The making of alliance: The making and history of US-Israel relationships David Tal discusses the making and history of US-Israel relationships. David Tal 16 Nov 2018
19 Fashioning Africa at Brighton Museum ASC seminar by Edith Ojo (Brighton based arts freelancer) & Nicola Stylianou (MoDa, Middlesex University) Edith Ojo, Nicola Stylianou 08 Nov 2018
20 Making Somaliland: Popular culture, identity and national consciousness ASC seminar by Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma (Makerere University) Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma 05 Nov 2018
21 Transactions: Revisiting how domination worked in colonial Africa ASC seminar by Florence Bernault (Sciences Po) Florence Bernault 05 Nov 2018
22 Gender, Spectacle and Nation-making in Post-WWII Nigeria ASC seminar by Judith Byfield (Cornell University). judith byfield 26 Oct 2018
23 IAB Inauguration and Lecture by Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Prof Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates the ASC's new International Advisory Board with a lecture on 'The Challenges of Human Development in 21st Century Africa'. yemi osinbajo 26 Oct 2018
24 Hawks and Doves in Sudan's Armed Conflict: Al-Hakkamat Baggara Women of Darfur Suad Musa kicks off a new term of ASC seminars by launching her new book. suad musa 26 Oct 2018
25 Yakov Rabkin - Israel: The Russian Connection Yakov Rabkin (University of Montreal) discusses the roots of Israeli political culture in the Zionist beginnings in the Yiddish speaking regions of the Russian Empire. Yakov Rabkin 26 Oct 2018
26 Yaacov Yadgar - The Nation-State bill and the meaning of Israel’s Jewish identity Yaacov Yadgar discusses the recently passed Basic-Law: Israel the Nation State of the Jewish People, and discusses how it plays into Israel's Jewish Identity Crisis Yaacov Yadgar 10 Oct 2018
27 Creative Commons Kfir Cohen - Israeli Literature as Global Literature Kfir Cohen discusses Israeli literature as global literature (broadly defined) Kfir Cohen 25 Jun 2018
28 Bashir Abu-Manneh - Habibi’s The Pessoptimist and 1948 Bashir Abu-Manneh discusses Emile Habibi’s The Pessoptimist and 1948. Bashir Abu-Manneh 31 May 2018
29 Rami Ginat - Egyptian Communist Voices of Peace (1947-1958) Ramit Ginat discusses the Egyptian Communist Party's stance on Israel in its formative first decade of statehood. Rami Ginat, Yaacov Yadgar 30 May 2018
30 Creative Commons Faisal Devji: Jewish Pecedents and Muslim Nationalism Faisal Devji discusses the surprising relations between Pakistani nationalism and Zionism. Faisal Devji, Yaacov Yadgar 02 May 2018
31 Yuval Evri: Andalusian Legacies: the role of al-Andalus/Sepharad in the political and cultural history of Israel/Palestine Yuval Evri discusses the uses of the the image of Al-Andalus in political and cultural discourses in the turn of the 20th Century. Yuval Evri, Yaacov Yadgar 07 Mar 2018
32 Creative Commons Galia Sabar: African Migration to Israel - Chronicle of a Failure Foretold The history and politics of African migration to Israel Galia Sabar, Yaacov Yadgar 21 Feb 2018
33 Almog Behar - Between Hebrew and Arabic The politics, culture, and reality of Hebrew and Arabic in Israel and beyond. Almog Behar, Yaacov Yadgar 14 Feb 2018
34 Eugene Rogan - The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis On the origins and context of a little know (for some obvious reasons) chapter in the history of the Zionism. Eugene Rogan 08 Feb 2018
35 Creative Commons Haim Yacobi - Israel, Africa: Identity, Culture and Politics Haim Yacobi (UCL) gives a talk on Israel in Africa, Africa (and Africans) in Israel. Haim Yacobi, Yaacov Yadgar 30 Jan 2018
36 Avi Shlaim - A Jordanian Perspective on Israel Prof. Avi Shlaim reviews the history of the Jordanian-Israeli relations, and considers how Israel is viewed and understood from the Jordanian side Avi Shlaim, Yaacov Yadgar 29 Nov 2017
37 Birth of the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi Controversy on the ‘Arab Question’ (1910-12) On 'the mother' of all ensuing Mizrahi–Ashkenazi ethnic controversies. Moshe Behar, Yaacov Yadgar 01 Nov 2017
38 Jews, Israel and Debate: Understanding Israel in the Diaspora Why and how should we study Diaspora Jews' relation to Israel? Ilan z Baron, Yaacov Yadgar 31 Oct 2017
39 Creative Commons Towards Synthesis of the Youth’s Counter-urbanisation Movement and the Governmental-led Measures for Shrinking Communities in Japan Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Taro Hirai 07 Apr 2016
40 Creative Commons Achieving an Asia-Pacific Depopulation Dividend: Evidence and Experience from Shrinking Regions in Japan and New Zealand Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Peter Matanle 07 Apr 2016
41 Creative Commons The Degradation and Regeneration of Rural Areas in Japan Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University, gives talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Hirokazu Sakuno 07 Apr 2016
42 Creative Commons The Slow City Approach and the Resilience of Japanese Shrinking Communities Heuishilja Chang, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Heuishilja Chang 07 Apr 2016
43 Creative Commons Cittaslow Experiences against the Social Desertification and to Promote Local Micro-economies on Resilient Way Pier Giorgio Oliveti, Cittaslow International, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for the Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan on 10th March, 2016. Pier Giorgio Oliveti 07 Apr 2016
44 Creative Commons From Growth to Shrinkage: Managing Population Decline in Western-Europe Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, the University of Twente, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute as part of the ;Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan; on 10th March, 2016. Gert-Jan Hospers 07 Apr 2016
45 Creative Commons Abenomics: Past, Present, and Future Professor Jun Saito (Keio University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Jun Saito 10 Mar 2016
46 Creative Commons The Double Responsibility of Care: Balancing childcare, elderly care and work. Junko Yamashita (Bristol University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Junko Yamashita 10 Mar 2016
47 Creative Commons A History of the IUD in Japan: Birth control policy and Cold War diplomacy Dr Aya Homei, Manchester University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Aya Homei 10 Mar 2016
48 Creative Commons The Social Life of the Solitary Death: Aging, housing, and the limits of dwelling Dr Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute seminar series. Jason Danely 10 Mar 2016
49 Redefining the community firm? The unionization of part-time workers in the retail industry Arjan Keizer, Manchester Business School, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Arjan Keizer 26 Feb 2016
50 Cabinet Co-sponsorship Networks in Brazil Lucio Rennó (University of Brasília) gives a talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Lucio Rennó 16 Dec 2015
51 Coalitional Presidentialism in Latin America: Is Brazil Exceptional? Timothy Power (University of Oxford) gives the seventh talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Timothy Power 16 Dec 2015
52 The Brazilian Case: Researching Coalitional Presidentialism Carlos Nepomuceno gives the sixth talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Carlos Nepomuceno 16 Dec 2015
53 Coalitional Presidentialism in Chile Germán Bidegain Ponte (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) gives the fifth talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Germán Bidegain Ponte 16 Dec 2015
54 Coalitional Presidentialism in Ecuador Santiago Basabe Serrano (FLACSO-Ecuador and GIGA) gives the fourth talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Santiago Basabe Serrano 16 Dec 2015
55 Coalitional Presidentialism in Africa: Benin, Kenya, Malawi Nic Cheeseman (University of Oxford) gives the third talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Nic Cheeseman 16 Dec 2015
56 The Presidential Toolbox in the Former Soviet Union Paul Chaisty (University of Oxford) gives the second talk at the workshop on Coalitional Presidentialism at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Paul Chaisty 16 Dec 2015
57 The Coalitional Presidentialism Project: Questions and Methods Svitlana Chernykh (University of Oxford) presents an overview of the Coalitonal Presidentialism Project at the Federal Congress of Brazil, Brasília. Svitlana Chernykh 16 Dec 2015
58 Democracy in Africa Booklaunch of Democracy in Africa which provides the 1st comprehensive overview of the history of contemporary democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa and explains why the continent's democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could succeed. Nic Cheeseman, Phil Clark, Stephen Chan, Catherine Boone 14 Oct 2015
59 Lessons from Studying the Japanese Economy Professor Richard B . Freeman (Harvard University), Mark's former supervisor, talked about Dr Rebick's broader contribution to the field of Japanese Economy and the shape of that filed more generally. Richard B Freeman 09 Jul 2015
60 An International Comparison in Hope and Happiness between Japan, United Kingdom, and United States Professor Yuji Genda (University of Tokyo), Mark's colleague: shared his recollections about Dr Rebick and about research Mark's work inspired. Yuji Genda 09 Jul 2015
61 Introduction to the Memorial Event to Commemorate the Work and Influence of Dr Mark Rebick Professor Jenny Corbett (Australian National University), Mark's colleague, talked about the work and life of Professor Mark Rebick and his contributions to the field of Japanese economics and academic life at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Jenny Corbett 09 Jul 2015
62 African Studies Annual Lecture Is Africa Rising? Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, gives the 2015 Annual Lecture for the African Studies Centre. Winnie Byanyima 02 Jul 2015
63 The Greece of the East: Writing the History of Music in Meiji Japan A talk from Dr Jonathan Service, Wadham College, Oxford, at the Nissan Institute. Jonathan Service 22 Jun 2015
64 Japan's New Security Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Missions A talk by Professor Wilhelm Vosse, International Christian University, at the Nissan Institute. Wilhelm Vosse 22 Jun 2015
65 Engineering the Empire: "Comprehensive Development" in Japan's Colonial Borderlands Professor Aaron S. Moore, Arizona State University gives a talk at the Nissan Institute. Aaron S. Moore 22 Jun 2015
66 Latin American Culture and Politics in the 1960s: The View from Buenos Aires Professor John King, Warwick University, delivers the annual Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture 2015. John King, Margaret MacMillan, Leigh Payne 25 Mar 2015
67 Why the Sandinista Revolution mattered then (and now) Professor Valpy FitzGerald, St Antony's College, gives a talk for the Latin American Centre series. Valpy FitzGerald 19 Mar 2015
68 Financial remittances, social remittances, and the state in Latin America Dr Covadonga Meseguer, London School of Economics, gives a talk for the Latin American Centre series. Covadonga Meseguer 19 Mar 2015
69 Total war: Mexico and Europe, 1914 Professor Alan Knight give a seminar for the Latin American Centre series. Alan Knight 19 Mar 2015
70 Colombia: Peace and history Malcolm Deas, University Lecturer in the Politics and Government of Latin America, University of Oxford and Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford (from 1966 to 2008). Gives a talk on Colombia: Peace and History. Malcolm Deas 19 Mar 2015
71 Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals Professor Peter Kornicki, emeritus professor, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies seminar series. Peter Kornicki 01 Dec 2014
72 Creative Commons The Downward Spiral of Japan's Relations with China since 2012 Dr Taku Tamaki, Loughborough University, gives a talk for the Nissan Centre for Japanese Studies seminar series. Taku Tamaki 01 Dec 2014
73 Closing Remarks Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) and Enrique García (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) give closing remarks for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leigh Payne, Enrique García 18 Nov 2014
74 Closing plenary Miguel Castilla (Former Minister of Finance, Peru) gives the final plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Miguel Castilla, Enrique García 18 Nov 2014
75 Education reforms for the consolidation of the middle class Leonardo Garnier (University of Costa Rica) gives the third talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leonardo Garnier 18 Nov 2014
76 Education and the future of social mobility Christian Daude (OECD) gives the second talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Christian Daude 18 Nov 2014
77 Political consequences of the new middle class Ludolfo Paramio (CESIC) gives the first talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities. Ludolfo Paramio 18 Nov 2014
78 How sustainable is the growth of the new middle class? Introduction Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) introduces the fourth panel of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leigh Payne 18 Nov 2014
79 Middle class-based elite: the Costa Rican experience Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford) gives the third talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Diego Sánchez-Ancochea 18 Nov 2014
80 The middle class and insecurity in Latin America Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) gives the second talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Pablo Sanguinetti 18 Nov 2014
81 Happiness, protests and the emerging middle class from a comparative perspective Carol Graham (Brookings Institution) gives the first talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Carol Graham 18 Nov 2014
82 The impact of the middle class introduction Horst Grebe (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) introduces the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Horst Grebe 18 Nov 2014
83 The experience of Brazil in comparative perspective Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (CEBRAP) gives the third talk in the first plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida 18 Nov 2014
84 Mobility, vulnerability, and middle classes in Latin America Luis Felipe López-Calva (World Bank) gives the second talk in the second plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Luis Felipe López-Calva 18 Nov 2014
85 The growing (but vulnerable) middle class in Latin America Michael Penfold (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) gives a talk for the second plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities Conference. Michael Penfold 18 Nov 2014
86 The emerging middle class: How many? Why? Introduction Guillermo Fernández de Soto (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) introduces the second plenary for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Guillermo Fernández de Soto 18 Nov 2014
87 Opening plenary. The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America Guillermo Perry (University of the Andes) gives the opening plenary for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Chaired by Timothy Power (Oxford). Guillermo Perry, Timothy Power 18 Nov 2014
88 Welcome panel Andrew Hamilton (University of Oxford), Enrique García (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America), Margaret MacMillan (St Antony’s College) introduce the Emerging Middle Class in Latin America Conference Andrew Hamilton, Enrique Garcia, Margaret MacMillan 17 Nov 2014
89 CAF 2013 Report Presentation by Daniel Ortega: Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship On Thursday, 1st May, 5pm Daniel Ortega, Senior Research Economist, CAF Development Bank of Latin America Presented the CAF 2013 Report “Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship”. Daniel Ortega 12 Nov 2014
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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