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THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES

2012-2013

Organised by the Department of Development Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University of London

Convenor: Professor Gilbert Achcar

Wednesday 31 October, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

GLOBALISATION IN TIME: BETWEEN THE CAMERA AND THE CLOCK

 MARCUS VERHAGEN

Art historian and critic, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London

Wednesday 28 November, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

WHICH DEMOCRACY FOR A MULTIPOLAR WORLD?

CHANTAL MOUFFE

Professor of political theory and director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster

Wednesday 6 February, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

IS ISLAMISM THE ARAB DESTINY?

AZIZ AL-AZMEH

CEU University Professor, School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, Central European University, Budapest

Wednesday 6 March, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

WOMEN AND THE ‘ARAB SPRING’: LESSONS FROM IRAN?

HAIDEH MOGHISSI

Professor and Trudeau Fellow, Department of Equity Studies, York University, Toronto

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Globalization

Globalization

UPDATE ON THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES AT SOAS

‘THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES’
Organised by the Department of Development Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Convenor: Prof. Gilbert Achcar
2010-2011

PEASANTS STRUGGLES AND ECOLOGY IN THE AGE OF GLOBALISATION

HUGO BLANCO
Wednesday 27 October, 6:30pm
SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Free entrance

Born in 1934, Hugo Blanco reached international fame as the leader of the land struggle in Peru in the early 1960s, when he joined the peasants’ struggle in the Convencion valley. He led the indigenous Quechua peasants’ into unionisation, land occupation and armed resistance. Captured in 1963, he escaped the death penalty only thanks to an international campaign in which Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre took a prominent part. Sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, he was chosen by Amnesty International as its ‘prisoner of the year’ in 1968, and released three years later only to be deported. He ended in Salvador Allende’s Chile, from where he was smuggled out by the Swedish embassy after Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 military putsch. Hugo Blanco was able to return to Peru in 1978, and was elected to parliament. In 1992, he had to flee the country again, and received political asylum in Mexico where he could observe the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, an experience which contributed to shaping his understanding of the role of indigenous movements. Presently back in Peru, Hugo Blanco edits Lucha Indigena, a newspaper dedicated to the indigenous cause.


Gilbert Achcar
Professor of Development Studies & International Relations
University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Russell Square – Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG
Phone +44 (0)20 7898 4557
Webpage: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff30529.php
Latest book: http://us.macmillan.com/thearabsandtheholocaust
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Most recent reviews: http://www.economist.com/node/16789290
http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Hitler-the-Arabs-and-the-Jews.html

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Peace

THE ARABS AND THE HOLOCAUST

Gilbert Achcar: The Arabs and the Holocaust

London Review Bookshop – Tuesday 21 September at 7.00 p.m 

The conflict in Israel-Palestine is a war not only over land, but over narratives, and, not least, competing claims of victimhood, pitting refugees from Nazi Europe against Palestinian refugees of the Nakba. Not surprisingly, each side has sought to deny the significance — even the very reality — of the other’s tragedy.

In recent years, Holocaust denial has been on the rise in the Arab-Muslim world, with the disintegration of the ‘peace process’, and Israel’s unconditional defenders in the West have sought to characterise Arabs as inveterate anti-Semites, bent on Israel’s — even the Jewish people’s — destruction.

In The Arabs and the Holocaust, Gilbert Achcar sets the record straight, providing the first systematic analysis by an Arab intellectual of Arab responses to the Nazi extermination of European Jewry. Adam Shatz, a senior editor at the LRB, will chair a discussion of Gilbert Achcar’s work with a panel including Achcar himself, Karma Nabulsi, Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and a former PLO representative, and Jane Caplan, St Antony’s College, Oxford.

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Cultural Marxism *

MARXISM IN CULTURE: PROGRAMME FOR SPRING TERM 2010

Friday 22 January
Discussion of the film Venezuela from Below
Gail Day (University of Leeds)

Friday 12 Febuary
Marxism and Cosmopolitanism
Gilbert Achcar (School of Oriental & African Studies)

Friday 5 March
Advertising and the Politics of Aesthetics
Michael Sayeau (University College London)

Friday 26 March
Shaftesbury’s Theory of Art: Substance and Identity
Richard Checketts (Royal College of Art)

All seminars start at 5.30pm, and are held in the Wolfson Room (unless otherwise indicated) at the Institute of Historical Research in Senate House, Malet Street, London. The seminar closes at 7.30pm and retires to the bar.

Organisers: Matthew Beaumont, Warren Carter, Gail Day, Steve Edwards, Maggie Gray, Owen Hatherley, Andrew Hemingway, Esther Leslie, David Mabb, Antigoni Memou, Nina Power, Pete Smith, & Alberto Toscano.

For further information, contact Andrew Hemingway, at: a.hemingway@ucl.ac.uk or Esther Leslie at: e.leslie@bbk.ac.uk

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