Other Speakers Series

  • De-Mystifying ‘Sectarianism’, Understanding Sec...

    7 September 2017 (Thu) , 6.15pm
    At Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

    Few subjects are more commonly discussed yet as woefully under-studied as Middle Eastern ‘sectarianism’. Politicians, journalists, analysts and academics obsess over ‘sectarianism’ without first attempting to formulate a coherent definition of the term. Unsurprisingly this definitional incoherence has often led to analytic incoherence. In this p...

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  • A Theory of Injustice in Global Trade – What ca...

    7 March 2017 (Tue) , 6.30pm – 8.00pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre

    Global supply chains (also called global value chains) are an increasingly important form of trade in the global economy. In some of these supply chains, goods are produced using slave labor. By ‘slave labor’ I mean that workers are subject to violence preventing exit, subjection to a state of contractual indebtedness due to accounting fraud or ...

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  • Debt-Financed Migration in Singapore’s Domestic...

    1 March 2017 (Wed) , 6.00pm - 7.30pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre

    Debt-Financed Migration in Singapore’s Domestic Work Industry Debt-financed migration in South-East Asia is often criticised as a model that yokes migrant domestic workers to employers with onerous salary deductions. However, more recent conceptualisations of debt-financed migration have recognised how debt can both enable and constrain migrato...

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