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November 20, 2018

Partner event, SOAS

The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS

In 1927, the leading Austrian School neoliberal thinker Ludwig von Mises published a scathing attack on European colonial imperialism, which he described as antithetical to all the principles of liberalism. Tracing modern imperialism to the 1870s, Mises argued that the basic idea of colonial policy in this period was to take advantage of the superior weaponry of “the white race” to subjugate, rob and enslave weaker peoples. Yet, even as he criticised colonial imperialism, Mises argued that the British Empire…

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December 11, 2018

LIDC event

LIDC Development Debate with Lucy Lamble, Executive Editor of the Guardian’s Global Development Desk

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

About the event: In late 2017, the #MeToo movement zoomed into the public consciousness, impacting sectors from finance to higher education. Earlier this year, a raft of sexual harassment and abuse allegations hit international development NGOs, Oxfam, Save the Children, and the ONE Campaign. These led to dismissals and lost government contracts. Since then, DFID hosted a Safeguarding Summit in which International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, galvanised 500+ delegates from across the international aid community to sign up to standards…

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