On November 12, 2020, I gave a lecture at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) on “Rethinking State Capacity for Poverty Reduction: Philippine Mining in Comparative Perspective”. The lecture is based on a forthcoming paper with Jean Grugel and Pascale Hatcher on the political economy of mining states in Asia Pacific. The IIAS is a collaborating institution of GRIP-ARM to work on rare earth mining and industrialisation, funded by the ERC Starting Grant Programme.
On November 26, 2020, I gave a seminar for the ISCTE PhD Programme on International Political Economy. This is a joint research programme across three universities in Lisbon aimed at creating a network of political economy scholars working on a range of issues. For this lecture, I presented an on-going special issue project I am editing for Third World Quarterly to be published in 2021.
On November 27, 2020, I gave a teaching seminar for first-year PhD students of the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme on International Political Economy in Lisbon. The lecture, “How to Design International Comparative Projects in Political Economy”, was focussed on key rationales for doing comparative work, some practical guidelines, and potential challenges in dealing with data collection and analysis.
On June 03, 2021, I was one of the speakers for the event “Research InSightS Live No. 1: Climate Change: A Story of Seduction and Destruction”, hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies. Here, I discuss the geopolitical challenges to our adaptation of clean technology and the green transition. If you wish to know more about my 5 year ERC project, please check my webpage here.