Programme

Day 1

09.30 – 10.00 Introduction
Ravinder Kaur
10.00 – 11.30 Extractive Economies I Chair: Sharad Chari

Classifying Work-hazards: The Indian Collieries (Jharia), 1895—1970 Dhiraj Nite, Ambedkar University

Growth, apathy, revolution: Temporal sensibilities in the emerging Mongolian mining economy Lars Hoejer, University of Copenhagen

11.30 – 11.45 Tea
11.45 – 13.15

Extractive Economies II
Chair: Sharad Chari

Investment Induced Displacement and the Resource War in Central India
Felix Padel and Samrendra Das

Occupied! Property, Citizenship and Peasant Movements in Rural Java
Christian Lund, University of Copenhagen

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00

Markets/Development
Chair: Thomas Asher, SSRC

From 'aid effectiveness' to 'development effectiveness': economic growth, financialisation, and frontier stock markets as the emerging 'development' agenda
Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge

The Solar Frontier: Making Markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid in India
Jamie Cross, Edinburgh University

16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 18.00

Beyond the Western Gaze
Chair: Steffen Jensen

Guilty White Tears in the Pearl of the Orient: Reading Pascal Bruckner from an “American Red State” in the Global South’”
Claudio Lisandro, Kyoto University

India Branding in Africa
Simona Vittorini, SOAS, London


Day II

09.30 – 11.30

Capital/Spectacle/Futures
Chair: Emma Mawdsley

African Extraction, Indian Ocean Critique
Sharad Chari, Witswatersrand University

The Limits of Development, or Who Belongs in the Future?: Lessons from Brazil
Bruno Carvalho, Princeton University

Investor-Citizen and the Lost Idol of Good Times
Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

11.30 – 12.00 Tea
12.00 – 13.30

Round Table I
John Comaroff, Keith Hart, Jean Comaroff, Achille Mbembe, Ravinder Kaur

13. 30– 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00

Round Table II
John Comaroff, Keith Hart, Jean Comaroff, Achille Mbembe, David Goldberg

16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 17.30

Closed meeting