Date(s) - 09/10/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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In his important new book, Development in Spirit, Seb Rumsby offers a highly original perspective on how the Hmong communities in the Vietnamese highlands have responded to development initiatives. Centring the everyday political, economic, and religious practices of local residents, Rumsby shows that Christianisation has opened a route to ‘unplanned development’ that put the Hmong on a trajectory both of formal integration into the economy and resistance to state authority and religious persecution.
Seb will be joined by two panelists: Maya Nguyen, Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS University of London, whose research explores the role of children and youth in the Southeast Asian military conflicts in the second half of 20th century; and Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, whose recent projects have engaged with the role of faith actors in humanitarian action, peacebuilding and health. A Q&A will follow, moderated by Lars Cornelissen, ISRF Academic Editor.
When? Mon, 9 Oct 2023 at 6PM
Where? Barnard’s Inn Hall (30 Holborn London EC1N 2HH United Kingdom)
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