Feb 05

Exeter Central Asian Studies Seminar: Spring Term 2013

Please contact John Heathershaw for more information: j.d.heathershaw@ex.ac.uk

23 Jan 1.30-3.00pm, Amory 239C, Prof. Sally Cummings, University of St Andrews, ‘What is ideology in Central Asia?’

13 Feb 1.30-5.00pm, Workshop: Politics and Strategy in Afghanistan, Streatham Court 0.28
Major General (Retd) Jerry Thomas, a Royal Marine and former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence Capability)
Mr Timor Sharan, University of Exeter, will speak on ‘The network politics of statebuilding and the 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan’
Ms Lucy Morgan Edwards, University of Exeter, will speak on ‘An Alternative vision for Transition in Afghanistan’

6 March 1.30-3.00pm, Amory 239C, Dr. Bhavna Dave, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, ‘Kazakhstan’s Informal Labour Migration Regime: Evidence from the Bazaars and Construction Sites in Almaty and Astana’

13 March 1.30-5.00pm, Amory 315, Project launch: Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia
Participants include Yang Cheng (East-China Normal University, Shanghai, and Visiting International Fellow, University of Exeter), James Nixey (Royal Institute of International Affairs), Anna Matveeva (University of Exeter / Kings College London), Christopher Langton (Head, Independent Conflict Research & Analysis (ICRA)), David Lewis (University of Bradford), Nick Megoran (University of Newcastle), Ivan Campbell (Saferworld) and John Heathershaw (University of Exeter).

Weds March 20th, 15.00-16.30 Kolade Teaching Room, Business School, Dr Yang Cheng, Associate Professor of International Relations, East China Normal University; Visiting International Fellow, University of Exeter (Spring 2013), ‘Rising China in International Politics: Possibilities and Restrictions’

20-21 March, Third Annual Nooruz/Navruz Workshop in Central Asian Studies at Newcastle University. With a keynote address by Deniz Kandiyotti, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

27 March 1.30-3.00pm, Amory 308, Dr. Balihar Sanghera, University of Kent, “Why Central Asian scholarship needs a strong social theory”