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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

A webinar with Owen Matthews

Benazir Bhutto and my enduring relationship with Pakistan – a conversation with Victoria Schofield

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Benazir Bhutto and my enduring relationship with Pakistan – a conversation with Victoria Schofield

7 October 2020 at 14.00 Victoria Schofield in conversation about her thirty-year friendship with her Oxford contemporary, Benazir Bhutto.

China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism

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China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism

23 September - Professor Rana Mitter talks about China's relationship with its own past

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Charles Allen, 1940-2020

It is with regret, affection and respect that we record that Charles Allen, a historian of India, died on 16 August 2020

Chinese Communist Espionage:  Improving the Debate – a webinar on 29 July

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Chinese Communist Espionage: Improving the Debate – a webinar on 29 July

A webinar with Dr Matthew Brazil on 29 July at 14.00

The Asian University for Women:  Supporting a Gender Agenda

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The Asian University for Women: Supporting a Gender Agenda

22 July - A webinar with Prof Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS, Lady Judy Moody-Stuart, Cherie Blair QC, HE Shiv Shankar Mukherjee and Eshra Hassa

LATEST NEWS FROM THE RSAA

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the RSAA, as well as with other interesting, Asia-focused events.

17 October 2020

A webinar with Owen Matthews

Click here to register Owen Matthews (@owenmatth) is a British writer, historian and journalist. His first book, Stalin’s Children, was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Books Award, the Orwell Prize for political writing, and France’s Prix Medicis Etranger. His books have been translated into 28 languages. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau

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3 October 2020

7 October 2020 at 14.00 Victoria Schofield in conversation about her thirty-year friendship with her Oxford contemporary, Benazir Bhutto.

Click to register Victoria Schofield in conversation about her thirty-year friendship with her Oxford contemporary, Benazir Bhutto. Her book, The Fragrance of Tears, which will be published on 15 October, is a memoir, drawing on diaries and letters, of Bhutto’s transformation from Oxford undergraduate to political activist, prisoner and politician against the backdrop of an

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18 September 2020

23 September - Professor Rana Mitter talks about China's relationship with its own past

Click here to register Chinese leaders once tried to suppress memories of their nation’s brutal experience during World War II. Now they celebrate the “victory”-a key foundation of China’s rising nationalism. For most of its history, the People’s Republic of China limited public discussion of the war against Japan. It was an experience of victimization-and

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18 August 2020

It is with regret, affection and respect that we record that Charles Allen, a historian of India, died on 16 August 2020

It is with regret, affection and respect that we record that Charles Allen, a historian of India, died at his home on 16 August 2020

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25 July 2020

A webinar with Dr Matthew Brazil on 29 July at 14.00

Click here to register   Misinformation about China’s spy apparatus helps fuel a racist response in Washington and allied capitals. Matt Brazil seeks to improve the debate for the sake of both national defense and civil rights. Matt Brazil is a former US Army officer, diplomat, and corporate security investigator who spent most of his

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16 July 2020

22 July - A webinar with Prof Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS, Lady Judy Moody-Stuart, Cherie Blair QC, HE Shiv Shankar Mukherjee and Eshra Hassa

Click here to register The Asian University for Women (AUW) was established in 2008 in Chittagong, Bangladesh, to provide women drawn from diverse social, economic and language backgrounds with opportunities to become critical thinkers and ethical leaders in their home communities.  The AUW already has a significant record of achievement, but it needs help and

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9 July 2020

15 July - Michael Kugelman discusses heightened border tensions between India and China

A long, tense, and deadly border spat in the region of Ladakh has plunged India-China relations to their lowest point in decades. Michael Kugelman will explain what may have caused the current border crisis, consider possible endgames, and discuss the implications of the crisis for the bilateral relationship and regional and global geopolitics.  Click here

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2 July 2020

8 July Dr Rudra Chaudhuri talks about mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders

Exceptionally, this event is open only to members of the RSAA.  If you are a current member, please click here to register. If you not a current member and would like to participate in this webinar, then please go to our Membership page to join and then return here to register. Dr Rudra Chauduri is

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25 June 2020

1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia

Click here to register The Russian conquest of Central Asia was the 19th century’s most dramatic and successful example of European imperial expansion, adding 1.5 million square miles of territory and at least 6 million people – most of them Muslims – to the Tsar’s domains. However its historiography has been blighted by a number of

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18 June 2020

The RSAA and the Shute Festival jointly host a conversation between Christina Lamb and Samantha Knights QC

We are delighted to be able to host this event jointly with the Shute Festival.  Click here to register Chrsitna Lamb’s book is the first major account to address the scale of sexual assault in modern conflict, which exposes the unheard stories of women in war zones with unfailing care and humanity. Samantha Knights QC will be

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