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Thu 23 Jan

How has the UK’s aid commitment advanced the Sustainable Development Goals?

by Intellectual Forum, Jesus College

Date and Time

Thu, 23 January 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT

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Frankopan Hall, West Court

Jesus College, Jesus Lane

Cambridge

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Fri 24 Jan

"Measuring Peace: Principles, Practices and Politics"- Book Discussion with Professor Richard Caplan

Richard Caplan - Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford

Professor Caplan will discuss his new book, "Measuring Peace: Principles, Practices and Politics" (Oxford, 2019). Billions of dollars are spent each year in support of efforts to build peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.

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Mon 27 Jan

Rebel Lives, photographs from inside the Lord's Resistance Army

Kristof Titeca, University of Antwerp

Why and how do rebels take photographs, and which functions do photos serve within a rebel movement? This is the central question of my presentation, which will reflect on my recently published book and exhibition 'Rebel Lives. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) from the inside.

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Wed 29 Jan

Young Innovator’s Forum Event

CambPlants Hub and Agri-Tech East will be leading a free and informative visit to the Sainsbury Lab and the Algal Innovation Centre (AIC). Find out what the Sainsbury Lab and the AIC do, network with researchers and other participants, and find out about the different programmes and services that Agri-Tech East and CambPlants Hub provide.
This visit is aimed at early career researchers, young farmers, and those new to the agricultural industry.

Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 5-7.30pm
Venues: The Sainsbury Lab and the Algal Innovation Centre

To find out more, please visit: bit.ly/2PVw34m

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Thu 30 Jan

HISTORIANS’ ALLEGIANCES: NIGERIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THE POLITICS OF BELONGING

Dr. Samaila Suleiman Department of History Bayero University, Kano

Despite their epistemological posturing as impartial producers of knowledge, historians’ subjectivities are always implicated in their preferred themes and the narrative and conceptual choices they make.

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Fri 31 Jan

Political Responsibility

Jude Browne (Cambridge)

Abstract not available

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Fri 31 Jan

Stories of Kalingalinga Photographic Exhibition

Anglia Ruskin University Gallery Until 13th February

This compelling photography exhibition reflects societal changes in Kalingalinga, one of the high density urban areas of Lusaka, Zambia.

By collaborating with Zambian photographers using a wide range of styles, the show aims to reflect a rapidly changing Zambia and how photography is contributing to those change

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Mon 3 Feb

War, peace and political representation: An analysis of popular political thinking in Burundi (1993-2015)

Bert Ingelaere, University of Antwerp

Who is seen to be winning or losing in the political domain after war and mass violence and why? This paper discusses this evolution of popular political thinking during Burundi’s conflict cycle (1993-2015) in general and the shifts in the transition from war (1993-2003/5) to peace (2003/5-2015) in particular.

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Mon 10 Feb

The Organizational Roots of Persistent Electoral Violence in Africa

Adrienne Lebas, American University

Why does electoral violence become a persistent feature of elections in some new electoral regimes, while other countries have limited or only temporary problems with such violence? This question is particularly important in sub-Saharan Africa, where a high proportion of elections are characterized by some degree of violence.

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Wed 12 Feb

Stories of Kalingalinga Photographic Exhibition

Anglia Ruskin University Gallery Until 13th February

This compelling photography exhibition reflects societal changes in Kalingalinga, one of the high density urban areas of Lusaka, Zambia.

By collaborating with Zambian photographers using a wide range of styles, the show aims to reflect a rapidly changing Zambia and how photography is contributing to those change

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Fri 14 Feb

Grudge Informers Revisited: On Accountability for Collaborators with Repressive Regimes

Colleen Murphy (Illinois)

Abstract not available

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Mon 17 Feb

Long-distance citizenship and external voting: African case studies

Etienne Smith, Sciences Po Bordeaux

Africa figures prominently in the global trend towards the enfranchisement of its nationals abroad. However, very few studies have been devoted to this new “frontier” of citizenship in the African context.

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Mon 24 Feb

Village identity papers and the production of moral homelands in Uganda

Florence Brisset-Foucault, Université Panthéon Sorbonne

Biometric National Identity Cards were introduced by the Ugandan central government from 2014, yet archival research and ethnographic fieldwork in varied parts of the country reveal that the production of identity papers has a long, plural and localised history throughout the country.

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Fri 28 Feb

"We" Exiles: Edward Said and Political Theory

Jeanne Morefield (Birmingham)

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Mon 2 Mar

What Nigeria can teach us about good governance: how ethnography can be used for political theory

Portia Roelofs, University of Oxford

Political accountability is typically modelled as the ability of a principal (voters) to sanction or reward agents (politicians) who act on their behalf (Besley 2006, Wantchekon 2017).

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Mon 9 Mar

Contestations for Popular Accountability in the Contemporary Ethiopian Political Transition

Yonas Demisse, Addis Ababa University

Democratic centralism which was the defining element of the incumbent party came to an end in 2018 and replaced by populist trends and styles as means of interaction between elected and non elected political actors and the masses.

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Mon 18 May

[Title TBC]

Geneviève Rousselière (Duke). Commentator: Chris Brooke

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