Cambridge-Africa

Events

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Thu 18 Jan

Policing with Human Rights - promoting peaceful and inclusive societies

Christof Heyns, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee & former UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Anneke Osse, Consultant on policing and human rights, Stuart Maslen Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law (University of Pretoria)

This CGHR panel discussion brings international experts from the United Nations into conversation with academics based in Cambridge and elsewhere to explore the role of police, the act of policing, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Fri 19 Jan

Africa Research Institute invites you to:

Somaliland - the 2017 presidential election and after

Time: 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL

Speakers:

  • HE Dr Sa'ad Ali Shire, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Somaliland
  • Nimco Ali, Co-founder, Daughters of Eve
  • Dr Michael Walls, Chief observer, International Election Observation Mission

Registration is essential, as space is limited.

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Fri 19 Jan

Black and British Migration

Mr David Olusoga, Historian & Broadcaster 17:30-18:30 ·LMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

David Olusoga is an Anglo-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and author. Amongst other work, David presented and produced BAFTA award winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners for the BBC , in collaboration with UCL , and was the winner of the Pen Hessell-Tiltman prize for his most recent book which accompanied the TV series of the same name, Black and British: a Forgotten History. David is currently presenting 'A House Through Time' on BBC2.
Abstract to follow.
Doors to Lady Mitchell Hall will open at 16.30 for the lecture to start at 17.30.

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Mon 22 Jan

British Library Doctoral Open Day - Asian & African Collections

The British Library 10:00 - 16:30

We are running an Open Day for Doctoral Students interested in our Asian & African Collections. The event will take place on 22 January 2018 and is designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help new PhD students navigate our physical and online collections. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your doctoral students, and any colleagues with students, who will be accessing our Asian & African Collections for their research.

Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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Mon 22 Jan

Democracy and Republicanism: A Difficult Partnership

Nadia Urbinati (Columbia)

Abstract not available

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Wed 31 Jan

Obote, the British Government and the Nationalization of Foreign Businesses in Uganda

Chibuike Uche (Leiden) 4 p.m St John’s College (Fisher Building, Castlereagh Room)

Modern Economic and Social History Seminar (joint with the World History Seminar).

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Mon 5 Feb

Hobbes (and Weber) on the Jury

Richard Tuck (Harvard)

Abstract not available

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Tue 6 Feb

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: Driving Gender Equality in Africa Through Education, Technology & Enterprise

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Murray Edwards College - Buckingham House Lecture Theatre

At this event, we'll hear from a number of individuals and organisations who are working to support female empowerment in Africa and nurture the next generation of African women leaders. There will be a panel discussion, Questions and Answers, and time for networking with a diverse and multi-disciplinary audience from the Cambridge community of academics, activists, entrepreneurs, students and residents with a common interest in women’s empowerment and development in Africa. Reply to attend to https://drivinggenderequalityinafrica.eventbrite.com/

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Thu 8 Feb

Access to Medicines Panel

Global Health seminar focusing on Neglected Tropical Diseases

This panel discussion brings together key individuals influencing the global access to medicines. As the 2nd event in our King’s College Global Health Seminars, we focus on the access to medicines for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Some topics to be covered:

  • Implications of vertical drug programmes
  • Role of pharmaceutical companies in NTD control/elimination
  • Expansion of preventive chemotherapy distribution vs. investment in the development of new vaccines and medicines

Keynes Hall
Kings College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST

Thu, February 8, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT

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Mon 12 Feb

"To hold oneself, like a sliver, to the heart of the world": the Political Thought of the Palestinian Revolution

Karma Nabulsi (Oxford)

Abstract not available

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Tue 13 Feb

The Politics of Development Financing: The Kariba Dam Hydro Electric Complex in Central Africa, 1954-1976’

Tinashe Nyamunda (Free State University & CAS Cambridge), 5-7 p.m King’s College, Audit Room.

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Tue 27 Feb

Sovereignty in the Age of Empire: Liberia in the World Economy, 1822-1980

Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics & Stellebosch), 5-7 p.m King’s College, Audit Room.

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Fri 2 Mar

Procreative Justice and Genetic Selection for Non-Disease Traits: The Case of Fair Skin

Herjeet Marway (Birmingham)

Abstract not available

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Mon 5 Mar

Title to be confirmed

Sonja Amadae (MIT)

Abstract not available

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Tue 13 Mar

Bears, Bulls and Boers: Market Making and Southern African Mining Finance, 1894-1899

Ian Phimister (Free State University), 5-7 p.m Darwin College, 1 Newnham Terrace, Seminar Room.

Joint meeting with the Financial History Seminar.

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Wed 14 Mar

East of England Global Health Conference

14 March 2018 13:30 – 20:30

This half day conference, with an evening keynote session, will celebrate and share learning of global health initiatives across the East of England region. It will encourage and enable more collaboration between clinicians and academics. The conference will launch the East of England Global Health Partnerships Network.

Robinson College
Crausaz Wordsworth Building (afternoon)
Umney Suite (evening)
Adams Road, Cambridge
CB3 9AD

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