In addition to our own events, this calendar will feature Tibet events from around the world focussing on human rights, history, language and other relevant topics. Please email us if you would like to suggest a listing. For campaign activities, please see the Free Tibet action or events pages.
Researching Contemporary Tibet: People, Power and Resilience
13 September 2016 10:00am to 5:30pm University of Westminster, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) has a research theme on Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers. In addition to other issues, this investigates how religion, history, territoriality, political economy, militarization, democratisation and resistance have contributed to volatile politics that disconnects states and people. There is an explicit focus on engagement with communities and the need to impact upon public debates around these contentious subjects.
Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal 12-14 December 2016
Borderlands in Asia are often seen as marginal, isolated and remote. Social scientists are now recognising that borderlands generate a dynamism in and of themselves, and that cross-border linkages are far more central to historical change than previously acknowledged. In recent times, development across Asia has been markedly unequal and this has led to new borderland dynamics - both productive and destructive - that urgently need to be addressed.
Borderlands are also 'dynamic' in the sense that the realignment of borders and the creation of new kinds of borders are recurrent processes throughout history. Think of the exchange of hundreds of enclaves in India and Bangladesh, disputes over the construction of new island territories in the South China Sea, or the liberalisation of some Asian airline services.
In this conference ABRN would like to place special emphasis on borders and cross-border flows of people and objects that have not been highlighted in previous conferences. Examples could be air and maritime borders, high-altitude borderlands, borderlands with a high risk of natural disasters, nomadic and migratory communities, and control over cyberspace.