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Wed 27 Feb

The dynamics of haemorrhagic fever in Africa

Departmental Seminar - Department of Veterinary Medicine

Wednesday 27th February 2019: 4pm LT2

Prof Simon Frost

There is increasing public health concern regarding viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), a diverse group of animal and human illnesses associated with fever and haemorrhage. Using tools developed by our group, I will demonstrate how high-throughput sequencing can generate insights into the the timing and origin of cross-species jumps and the transmission of VHFs within populations. I will consider examples of Zaire Ebolavirus in West Africa, Lassa fever in Nigeria, and fevers of unknown origin in Ghana, as well as the dynamics of two novel, co-circulating simian haemorrhagic fever viruses in naturally infected red colobus monkeys in Uganda, and the challenges that viral diversity creates in developing vaccines.


Chaired by Prof Jonathan Heeney

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Thu 28 Feb

Slavery and its Legacies at Cambridge

Panel Discussion, LG19, Faculty of Law

5pm in Room S1 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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Thu 28 Feb

Cambridge Political Ethnography Seminar

Bye-Bye Brazil?: Police Terror and the Vitality of Brazil´s Anti-Black Democracy

An ongoing discussion about political ethnography as episteme, method
and theory of lived politics in an unequal world. Supported by the
departments of Social Anthropology and POLIS.

Jaime Amparo Alves, CUNY
Bye-Bye Brazil?: Police Terror and the Vitality of Brazil´s Anti-Black
Democracy
February 28, 10am, Centre of Latin American Studies, Alison Richards
Building, Room 204

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Fri 1 Mar

Left Critiques of Equality

Anne Phillips (LSE)

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Fri 1 Mar

Cambridge Political Ethnography Seminar

Reading Hope and Hegemony in the Archives: Some Reflections on Historical and Political Anthropology

An ongoing discussion about political ethnography as episteme, method
and theory of lived politics in an unequal world. Supported by the
departments of Social Anthropology and POLIS.

Lori Allen, SOAS
Reading Hope and Hegemony in the Archives: Some Reflections on Historical and Political Anthropology
March 1, 12:00, Edmund Leach Room, Dept. of Social Anthropology

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Mon 4 Mar

Out of the Shadows, and Towards a New World: The Congress of Black Writers at 50"

David Austin, John Abbott College, Canada

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Tue 5 Mar

'Ise Olokun Esin: Self-apprehension and the belligerent poor in colonial Lagos'

Tunde Decker, University of Oxford/Osun State University, Nigeria

The act processes of the poor permeate literature in the social, anthropological and now the historical sciences. Varieties of interrogations direct attention towards the implications of their livelihood on political economy, in all its segments. From this, a challenge stares us in the face – the emerging necessity for interrogations...

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Wed 6 Mar

CGHR Practitioner's Series with Clive Baldwin, Human Rights Watch

Clive Baldwin, Senior Legal Advisor at Human Rights Watch

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights is delighted to host Clive Baldwin, Senior Legal Advisor at Human Rights Watch, as part of the CGHR Practitioner Series. All are welcome to attend. The talk and Q&A will be followed by drinks with the speaker.

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Thu 7 Mar

How can AI be used for Social Good? Lessons from Africa’s Voices Foundation

Dr. Sharath Srinivasan; Luke Church

Advanced computational technologies suffer from a growing catalogue of failure and abuse and heightened concern over their use to extract and harvest personal data to build systems that commodify, disempower or manipulate ‘users'. Yet are standard large-scale social research instruments such as surveys sufficiently better? In Global South contexts, citizens...

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Mon 11 Mar

Anti-Africanism in Twentieth-Century Dominican Republic'

Sabine Cadeau, University of Cambridge

Abstract not available

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Thu 14 Mar

Global Health Histories Seminar 120:

History, Culture and Global Health Sustainability

17:15 - 19:15, 14 March 2019, Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall, Cambridge

Panellists: Dr Nils Fietje (WHO Regional Office ofr Europe) & Dr John Manton (London Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Moderators: Dr Aliko Ahmed (Associate, Hughes Hall & Director PHE, East of England) & Dr Arthur Hibble (Senior Member and Tutor, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge)

This seminar seeks to stoke discussion on what history and culture can contribute to global health sustainability. Dr Nils Fietje will examine how the WHO Cultural Context of Health and WHO Global Health Histories projects have helped the World Health Organization in its global mission. Drawing on research processes and agendas in history of medicine devised with colleagues in Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Gambia during the past two decades, Dr John Manton will explore how historical processes and cultural responses can both haunt and enrich our sense of what needs sustenance in global health today.

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Fri 15 Mar

From Promises to Action: Education and disability in the Global South

10:00-18:30,Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Donald McIntyre Building, 184 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PQ

This event provides an opportunity to critically engage with how we can deliver “inclusive and equitable quality education” (Sustainable Development Goal, 4) for children with disabilities.

Speakers, drawing on empirical insights, will explore the complexities and dilemmas encountered, as well as the opportunities in providing education for children and young people with disabilities in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers will include:
• Professor Elina Lehtomäki, Professor Global Education, University of Oulu

• Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• Dr Maria Kett, Head of Research, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare

• Dr Matthew Schuelka, Lecturer in Inclusive Education, School of Education, University of Birmingham

• Dr Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from session discussants who work in policy and INGO spaces.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to mark the launch of the new book: Education and Disability in the Global South: New Perspectives from Africa and Asia. Published by Bloomsbury.

PLEASE REGISTER

Free registration: https://from-promises-to-action.eventbrite.co.uk Email: REALCentre@educ.cam.ac.uk

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Mon 8 Apr

Cambridge Global Food Security Symposium 2019

Generating Practical Solutions for India and Africa

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Mon 29 Apr

The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective

Adom Getachew (University of Chicago)

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Mon 13 May

Seeing though lies: Plato on how to avert tyranny

Jill Frank (Cornell University)

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Tue 2 Jul

Learning to play and playing to learn

Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge

This conference will investigate the role of play-based learning in low income countries, as well as in low resource settings within middle and higher income countries.

It will bring together researchers, policy actors and non-governmental organisations with the aim of drawing lessons on play-based learning across settings, as well as identifying variations between contexts.

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