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The Urban Brain: living in the neurosocial city

The Urban Brain: living in the neurosocial city
Date
28 February 2018 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Anatomy Museum (6th Floor) King's Building Strand Campus
Description
In this seminar I will argue that we should rethink the experience of living in the city in the light of recent developments in the sciences of life. I will outline the argument that my colleagues and I are developing in our current research on the mental consequences of migration into megacities, explain why I think that understanding mechanisms is important both theoretically and practically, draw out the implications, on the one hand for our understanding of the vital lives of cities, and on the other, for the relations between the social sciences and the life sciences today.

Chinese Happiness and Propaganda: Does the "Chinese Dream" Make People Happy?

Chinese Happiness and Propaganda: Does the "Chinese Dream" Make People Happy?
Date
28 February 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location
S-1.06 Strand Building
Description
In 2016 China ranked among the top 20 countries where happiness scores have improved significantly. This paper investigates the link between self-reported levels of happiness and political education. Essentially the paper asks," Is it conceivable that the "Chinese dream" campaign makes people happier?"

Economic Growth, Transitions and Reform in China

Economic Growth, Transitions and Reform in China
Date
2 March 2018 (12:30-14:30)
Location
1.03, Bush House, North East Wing
Description
Four decades of rapid economic growth and structural changes have transformed China from a largely rural society into an urban-rural society. However, under the situation of economic slowdown, industrial upgrading, and massive local government debts, this land-centred development model has encountered serious challenges and caused systematic financial and social risks. The reforms China currently conducts aim to address these challenges and risks. We argue that the key reform areas are housing institutions, local government debts and finance, and land institutions.

Brazil's fight against corruption: enforcing an international recipe or a tailor-made solution?

Brazil's fight against corruption: enforcing an international recipe or a tailor-made solution?
Date
6 March 2018 (17:30-19:00)
Location
K3.11 - King's Building
Description
Corruption has been countered in the last decades more strongly because it is seen as one of the factors that undermine democratic institutions which limits the economic and human development in many countries. This lecture focuses on the process of curbing corruption in Brazil in the last two decades (1996-2016) stressing: a) what can be due to the impact on Brazil of the process of global governance to fight corruption; b) what is more particular from Brazil ("tailor-made" process); c) who are the main actors involved in that movement.

The South China Sea: A Bone of Contention between China and Vietnam

The South China Sea: A Bone of Contention between China and Vietnam
Date
7 March 2018 (12:00-14:00)
Location
s0.03, Strand
Description
This lecture aims to provide background information on the South China Sea conflict in general and to analyse the cooperation and conflict dynamics in the Sino-Vietnamese relationship with special emphasis on Vietnam´s hedging strategy in the South China Sea. We argue that maintaining mutual relations between both the states is dependent on both countries´ capacity to overcome their differences over the contested waters.

What Authoritarianism Is … and Is Not: a practice perspective

What Authoritarianism Is … and Is Not: a practice perspective
Date
21 March 2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
Can there still be substance, a substance we political scientists are failing to grasp, behind such verdicts by political commentators, journalists or activists? A comparative analysis of authoritarian and illiberal practices will help us understand conditions in which they thrive, and how they are best countered.

Prelude to Quit India in Bengal: War-Rumours and Revolutionary Parties,1940-42

Prelude to Quit India in Bengal: War-Rumours and Revolutionary Parties,1940-42
Date
22 March 2018 (12:00-13:30)
Location
Pyramid Room ( K4U.04) 4th floor Strand Campus
Description
The Quit India Movement of 1942 was the last of the mass-movements launched by Gandhi, and his biggest up to that point. The paper studies the years 1940-42 in Bengal, immediately before the Quit India Movement, analysing the social fuel that made the Movement possible in the province.

Book launch: Geopolitics in Health by Ed Gomez

Book launch: Geopolitics in Health by Ed Gomez
Date
22 March 2018 (18:00-20:00)
Location
S-1.22
Description
In Geopolitics in Health, Eduardo J. Gómez takes a critical look at how the emerging BRICS economies dealt with the obesity, AIDS, and tuberculosis epidemics.

Electoral Turnout and Invalid Votes: Brazil in comparative perspective

Electoral Turnout and Invalid Votes: Brazil in comparative perspective
Date
28 March 2018 (17:30-19:00)
Location
K3.11 - King's Building
Description
Professor Jairo Nicolau is a political scientist and a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His research focuses on elections, political parties and Brazilian politics. He published several papers and books, among them 'Impact of Electronic Voting Machines on Blank Votes and Null Votes in Brazilian Elections in 1998'.

Film Screening: More Earth Will Fall Followed by Q&A

Film Screening: More Earth Will Fall Followed by Q&A
Date
29 March 2018 (19:00)
Location
Lucas Lecture Theatre (room S-2.18) Strand Campus
Description
More Earth Will Fall is the universal story of the love between one family and of their struggle for a better life. Given extraordinary access over three years, this documentary offers a rare immersive insight into the lives of some of those caught in the middle of Brazil's poverty and violence.
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