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Mon 23 Oct

Global Governance and Grand Corruption: The International Politics and Policy of Looted Wealth

Professor Jason Sharman

As International Relations scholars have been drawn to the study of global governance, their field of vision has come to overlap with the increasingly internationalised conduct of public policy. This lecture explores this dynamic in analysing an unprecedented new international moral and legal rule that forbids one state from hosting...

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Mon 23 Oct

The End of Enlightenment: death and the philosophers, 1776-1809

Richard Whatmore (St Andrews)

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Mon 23 Oct

Epistemology and the Dance Archive in Colonial Central Kenya

Dr Cécile Feza Bushidi, University of Cambridge

Scholars, artists, museum curators and sports celebrities have been at work identifying the damaging epistemes deployed to portray dance and body cultures in Africa’s past. Dance within/from Africa has been integral to the construction of ‘theories of otherness’ which unfolded within the framework of what V.Y Mudimbe calls the ‘authority...

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Mon 23 Oct

Social Media and Democracy in Africa: WhatsApp group and the Evolution of Participation in County Governance in Kenya

SOAS: Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

The 2017 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture: “Social Media and Democracy in Africa: WhatsApp group and the Evolution of Participation in County Governance in Kenya”

Date: 23 October 2017 Time: 7:00 - 9.00PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Speaker: Dr Duncan Mainye Omanga (Moi University, Kenya)
Followed by a reception.

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Fri 27 Oct

‘Voice, Deliberation and Efficacy’: Social Media and the Politics of Devolution in Kenya

Dr Dan Omanga, Moi University

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Mon 30 Oct

Youth and generational conflict in South African historiography

Prof Clive Glaser, University of the Witwatersrand

In recent years ‘the youth’ - whether through mounting concerns over mass unemployment, elaborate 40th anniversary commemorations of the June 1976 uprising, the rise of the Economic Freedom Fighters or the 2015-2016 university rebellions - have captured (or perhaps recaptured) public attention in South Africa.

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Fri 3 Nov

Philosophical Racism

Katrin Flikschuh (LSE)

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Mon 6 Nov

Henri Breuil and the Imagination of Prehistory in Southern Africa

Saul Dubow (Faculty of History)

The Abbé Henri Breuil, French prehistorian and internationally renowned expert on rock art, made several extended visits to South Africa between 1929 and 1951. He was a foundational figure in the study of South African prehistory.

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Mon 13 Nov

Can We Decolonise the Academy from Within?

Dr Zoe Marks, University of Edinburgh

Audre Lorde invokes the fundamental challenge for transforming systems of inequality and oppression when she observes “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”. We know that power-keepers cannot emancipate those they have oppressed, but in academia we have also seen that change is difficult, if not impossible, without...

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Mon 13 Nov

Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet

2017 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture

Monday 13 November 2017. Registration from 5.30 PM
Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre, London
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London

Annual lecture will be presented by Dr Samuel Myers, Senior Research Scientist at Harvard T.H Chan of School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, under the title: Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet.

The lecture will be held at the Wellcome Collection from 18:00-20:00, with registration from 17:30.

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Wed 15 Nov

Departmental Seminar- 'Descriptive Representation Revisited'

Professor Anne Phillips, LSE

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Fri 17 Nov

When the Rules Run Out: Informal Taxonomies at the Front Lines of Public Service

Bernardo Zacka (Cambridge & MIT)

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Mon 20 Nov

Fashion as Transnational Feminist Methodology for African Studies

Dr Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex

Picture a tube of red lipstick travelling as a gift, and as an interpellative device, from one young Nigerian woman in London to another in Lagos. A picture of technologies of femininity and brands of feminism in motion, it is also one of the forging of new transnational subjectivities by...

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Thu 23 Nov

Celebrating 10 years of Cambridge global health partnerships

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre,

Celebrating 10 years of Cambridge global health partnerships

Join us for an evening celebration of 10 years of Cambridge global health partnerships.
Over the past 10 years we have established four global health partnerships across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia and our volunteers have improved healthcare delivered to millions of patients in over 59 countries!

23 November 2017, from 18:00
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Cambridge

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Mon 27 Nov

CODESRIA and Knowledge Production in Africa

Dr Godwin Murunga, Executive Director, CODESRIA

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Wed 29 Nov

Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa

9.45am-3.30pm Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1J 0BA

The PEI will hold a Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. The day will consist of high-level presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions as we explore defining challenging and opportunities impacting access to electricity today, and celebrate and ‘spotlight’ the individuals, research groups, academic institutions and businesses driving scientific, technological and commercial innovations that will come to define the future of renewable energy in Africa. Read more 

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