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The Art of Negotiating Markets and Development - JP Singh Inaugural Lecture

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Symposium Hall // King Khalid Lecture Theatre

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The Art of Negotiating Markets and Development

An inaugural lecture by

Professor JP Singh

How do the weak stand up to the strong? The inaugural presentation evaluates the ways in which the poor, the weak, and the less privileged – especially from the Global South – have stood up to authority and governance in shaping their economic futures. Economic and cultural representations help us understand the voice and agency of the weak.


About the speaker:

J.P. Singh is Chair and Professor of Culture and Political Economy, and Director of the Institute for International Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

Singh has authored eight books, and published more than 75 scholarly articles. His research has won several awards including the best book on information technology and politics from the American Political Science Association for Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity.

His current project is Development 2.0: How Technologies Can Promote Inclusivity in the Developing World (Oxford, forthcoming).

A recipient of several teaching honours, he has taught at universities in the United States and Europe including Georgetown University and the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has advised international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization.

Singh is editor of Arts and International Affairs.



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The lecture will be held in Symposium Hall // King Khalid Lecture Theatre, located in Hill Square. Hill Square can be found behind the RBS office at 30 Nicolson Street; follow Hill Place for 100m until it opens onto Hill Square. The lecture venue is in the converted church building at the square.

Approximate timings:

Doors open at 5.30pm for 6pm start; latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of the staff and speakers. The talk will be followed by a short reception, which everyone is welcome to attend. The event will end by 8pm.

Please note: this talk may be filmed and/or photographed.

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