February 2018

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Afghan housing
22
Feb
2018

Afghanistan in 2017: Lessons from a survey of the Afghan People

George Varughese, Tabasum Akseer (Asia Foundation)
For more than a decade The Asia Foundation has conducted an annual, rigorous survey of opinion in Afghanistan which provides a unique source of data on attitudinal and social-structural topics. In this seminar, the speakers highlight the importance of gathering such data in order to foster good...

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Image: Horst Rosenthal, Mickey au Camp de Gurs (1942), Centre de Juive Contemporaine, Paris
23
Feb
2018

The Provocation of Laughter and the Practice of Resistance: On Humour and the Politics of Subjectivity

Dr Alister Wedderburn, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
One way in which humour might be of value and interest to IR is as a field of practice through which subjects might insert themselves into discourses or discussions from which they are apparently forbidden. A focus on comic practices might therefore offer an unusual perspective on the multifaceted...

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