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Mon 19 Nov

Power, authority, and community participation in primary health-care centres: contrasting evidence from health facility committees in South Kivu (DR Congo) and Burundi

Dr Jean-Benoit Falisse, University of Edinburgh

Since the 1987 Bamako Initiative, community participation has become a mainstream approach for managing primary health-care in Africa. There is, however, little empirical evidence that local participatory institutions ultimately improve service provision, and health in general.

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Mon 19 Nov

EMI in Francophone Cameroon: What can we learn from victims of English?

Dr. Harry Kuchah Kuchah, University of Leeds

While there is a growing body of literature about the policy and practice implications of EMI in multilingual sub-Saharan Africa, there has been very little research, if any, on how primary school children in these contexts experience and navigate the curriculum in English.

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Tue 20 Nov

Cogs and Monsters: economists, experts and measuring progress

Professor Diane Coyle (POLIS)

Economists have long offered advice as if for a clockwork universe, and for long enough this analytical tradition has made economics highly influential in public policy. Now, though, their expertise is disdained, economic 'facts' become matters of opinion, and belief in the idea of economic progress appears to be fading.

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Tue 20 Nov

“Race, Labour, Freedom. Refugees and migration in Italy”

Keynes Hall King’s College 20 November 2018 6.00-7.30 pm

Aboubakar Soumahoro is an Italian-Ivorian activist, trade unionist and sociologist. As a trade unionist, he is currently engaged in the process of trade union organisation of Italian and migrant labourers in the agricultural supply chain of the Italian countryside. As an activist, he is concerned with social justice and the right to free circulation, against any form of racism and exploitation. In his talk, Mr Soumahoro will touch upon issues to do with: current anti-immigration politics in Europe and in Italy; anti-solidarity discourses, politics and sentiments that are currently shaping the Italian socio-political panorama; the economic, social, and human abuse of migrants in Southern Italy, between legality and illegality, and the fight for workers’ rights and against discrimination; positive voices of solidarity and anti-discrimination, and future perspectives on immigration.

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Tue 20 Nov

Political Theory for the Real World

Michael Goodhart (Pittsburgh)

Abstract not available

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Sat 24 Nov

African Archaeology Research Day

Calls for papers extended to 1 November

The 2018 African Archaeology Research Day (AARD) meeting is hosted by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. AARD is an informal annual meeting of Africanist archaeologists to encourage undergraduate, post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as more established scholars, to present recent and ongoing research and fieldwork. The meeting this year will take place on Saturday 24th November, including a buffet lunch and closing reception.

Registration The registration fee is £30, and a discounted £20 for students. This will include the conference pack, morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and closing reception. The webpage for online registration can be found at: https://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/mcdonald-institute-for-archaeological-research/african-archaeology-research-day/african-archaeology-research-day-2018 Paper Abstracts

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Mon 26 Nov

Memories of Ashura: A photographic essay from Zanzibar before and after the Revolution

Dr Sloan Mahone, University of Oxford

Each year on Ashura (the 10th day of the month of Moharrum in the Islamic calendar), Muslims commemorate the death of the Prophet’s grandson, Husain, at the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD. For Shia Muslims, this commemoration takes the form of intense mourning for martyrs.

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Mon 26 Nov

The Itinerary - Tracing the Refugee Routes

Exhibition talk by Dimitrios Bouras Monday 26 November 2018 at 5:30pm, Room SG1, ARB

Exhibition from 12 November - 21 December 2018
Located in the atrium and on floors 1 & 2 of the ARB.  Eleven photojournalists have followed a trek of refugees from their point of origin – the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa – into Europe through various stopover sites in Greece and the Balkans.

Milos Bicanski, Andrea Bonetti, Dimitrios Bouras, Louisa Gouliamaki,
Yannis Kolesidis, Yannis Liakos, Menelaos Myrillas, Nikos Paleologos,
Anna Pantelia, Fotis Plegas, Orestis Seferoglou

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Wed 28 Nov

Frontiers of scientific Knowledge in South Africa: Global science, national horizons

Professor Saul Dubow, at Cripps Court, Magdalene College, 1-3 Chesterton Road 5.30 p.m

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Thu 29 Nov

‘Why should one care about European Parliament's elections in the post-Brexit European Union?’

Dr Donatella Viola (University of Calabria)

Abstract not available

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Thu 13 Dec

Cambridge Parasitic and Neglected Tropical Diseases Network Day

Theme: Field to lab, lab to field

One day interdisciplinary meeting focusing on the challenges of parasitic and neglected diseases.

Organised by: the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research (WT-CCGHR)

Venue: University of Cambridge, Department of Pathology, Cambridge, CB2 1QP

Confirmed speakers include: Pauline Beattie (EDCTP), Catherine Merrick (UoC), Simon Croft (LSHTM), Marcus Lee (WT-Sanger), Suzanne Turner (UoC), Mark Carrington (UoC).

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