August 2018

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06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago
VENUE CHANGE TO SIR ROLAND WILSON BUILDING, THEATRE 1.02 It’s just 200 metres walk down the road from the Hedley Bull Building - McCoy Circuit, Acton.) Why did the British simultaneously lose an Empire in North America and gain one in South Asia? This question is difficult to answer because...

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14
Aug
2018

A New Penal Populism?: Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and the War on Drugs in the Philippines

Paul Kenny
Since coming to power in mid-2016, Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent campaign against drug-related criminality, with estimates of the number of those killed in the first 18 months of his presidency running as high as 12,000. In spite of international criticism, fewer than five percent of...

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23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Craig Reynolds, Jacqueline Lo, Sarah Bishop
The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014. Dr Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Director of the Regional Centre for Social Science...

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