Farmers at War: A Short Introduction to India’s Agricultural Plight

https://youtu.be/dJVC8fYhJf0 Farmers in India have been protesting against three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. But what exactly is going on? Narrated by Talha Islam and illustrated by Pearl Hong, Asia Events Officer, this video gives a short introduction to the origins and ongoing developments in the protests. Narrated by … Continue reading Farmers at War: A Short Introduction to India’s Agricultural Plight

Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

Photo by Ivan Bandura Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals dozens of articles from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Economist and other news sources using this language, and here at Oxford … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

Modern China-Africa Relations with Lauren Johnston

https://youtu.be/LcV1mGc_Yx4 Jess Wallis (Middle East Events Officer, OxSID) animates the work of Lauren Johnston (research associate, China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London) based on an interview between her and Leo Bartels (Africa Events Officer, OxSID) which took place in June 2020 covering the increased interaction between China and areas … Continue reading Modern China-Africa Relations with Lauren Johnston

Jonathan Watts: Journalism and Climate Activism

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Watts, the Global Environment Editor at The Guardian Newspaper. Jonathan has been a journalist at the Guardian for 24 years, taking up roles such as North Korea visiting reporter, Asia Environment correspondent, East Asia correspondent, Disaster coverage, and Latin America correspondent, writing extensively on environmental degradation, deforestation and … Continue reading Jonathan Watts: Journalism and Climate Activism

COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

So far the UK has managed to stay within the capacity of its ventilator stock, despite early concerns that it would be insufficient. With over 11,000 of the potentially life saving machines, there is one for roughly every 6,000 people in the UK. By contrast, the New York Times estimates that there are over 20 … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update