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Film screening: Disaster Capitalism + Q&A

This years OXFAM scandal brought to light some serious questions for the international development community. At a time when aid agencies and charities are prone to seemingly widespread sexual abuse and impropriety, best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein’s latest film Disaster Capitalism investigates whether the industry is exploiting development and aid funds to profiteer from growing inequality and poverty.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with Anthony Lowenstein, Ala’a Shehabi and Jason Hickel.

Chair: Jake Charles Rees, Logan Curator, CIJ.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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Ala’a Shehabi

Ala'a Shehabi is a British-born economics lecturer, activist and writer. She has a PhD from Imperial College London, is a former policy analyst at Rand Europe. She is the deputy director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London.

Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is an Australian German freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker. Loewenstein has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Haaretz, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sydney's Sun-Herald, The Bulletin, ZNet, The Big Issue, Crikey, CounterPunch, and the online magazine New Matilda among others.

Jake Charles Rees

Jake Charles Rees is a curator, lecturer and programme manager. For the CIJ he manages the Source Protection Programme as well as the biannual Logan Symposium, Closed Circuit webtv series and Logan Talks public lecture programme.

Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2011 and has taught there and at the London School of Economics, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics.


  • 11 April 2018
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London