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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

February 28 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 17:00 to 19:00

Venue:

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Series:

SOAS Department of Development Studies and Bloomsbury DTC for the Social Sciences

Speaker:

Tariq Ali, Professor August H. Nimtz, Professor Tamás Krausz

This will be the sixth seminar in the SOAS Department of Development Studies and Bloomsbury DTC for the Social Sciences seminar series, where three interesting speakers will be discussing ‘The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years’. All are welcome and there is no need to book – but arrive early to be sure of a seat. Seminars are followed by a formal reception event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tariq Ali is a British Pakistani writer, journalist and filmmaker. He is the author of several books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People’s Power (1970), Bush in Babylon (2003), and Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), The Obama Syndrome (2010) and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015). He is an editor of New Left Review.

Professor August H. Nimtz is a Professor at the Unniversity of Minnesota, US, where he teaches on courses including: ‘Politics of Race, Class and Ethnicity’ and ‘Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy’. His is specialised in African Politics, comparative politics and political development, amongst others.

Professor Tamás Krausz is Professor of Russian History at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in Budapest, and Head of the Department of Eastern European Studies. One of the best-known radical intellectuals and political activists in Hungary, he has published widely throughout the world and is the President of the Editorial Board of Eszmélet, the sole Marxist theoretical and political quarterly in Hungary, founded in 1989.