Forthcoming events

The Politics of Plunder East and West: what is to be done?

Date:  Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Venue:  Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE
Speakers: Roman Borisovich, Ben Judah
Chair: Mary Kaldor, LSE

Following a conference on the same topic the two speakers will talk about the problem of capital flows from Eastern Europe into the British economy and the effects of kleptocracies on our society. How can we stop them?

Former insurance executive Roman Borisovich (@r_borisovich) is a political activist and campaigner against corruption. After appearing in the documentary From Russia With Cash, he set up and organised Kleptocracy Tours to support his coalition’s campaign against money laundering in the UK.

Ben Judah (@b_judah) was born in London. He has travelled widely in Russia, Central Asia and the Levant. His writing has featured widely, including the New York Times, the Evening Standard, the Financial Times and Standpoint. His first book, Fragile Empire, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. His new book is entitled, This is London: Life and Death in the World City.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #politicsofplunder

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For queries please email


London Transitional Justice Network and Security in Transition, LSE

Post-colonial justice? The Minutes of Evidence Project

Date:  Thursday, 9 June 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Venue: Graham Wallas Room, 5th floor, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Jennifer Balint, University of Melbourne
Discussant: Ralph Wilde, UCL
Chair: Iavor Rangelov, LSE

This event discusses the Minutes of Evidence Project, a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, education experts, performance artists, community members and government and community organizations to promote new modes of publicly engaging with historical and structural injustice. Using the record of an 1881 Parliamentary Inquiry in the colony of Victoria, the project uses theatre, education and research to create ‘meeting points’ to consider Australia’s past, present and future – to spark public conversations about structural justice. In so doing, the project considers the role of the record of law and what can be generated through its reactivation and whether such engagement can serve as an important adjunct to the pursuit of more formal legal avenues for redress and reform.

Jennifer Balint is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies, Criminology/ School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her work considers the constitutive role of law, with a focus on genocide and state crime. Her book, Genocide, State Crime and the Law: In the Name of the State was published by GlassHouse/Routledge in 2012.

Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, and the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law. His previous work focused on the concept of trusteeship over people in international law and public policy. His current ERC-funded project is on the extraterritorial application of human rights law. 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For queries please email



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