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Wed 23 Jan

CGHR Practitioner's Series with Sam Dubberley, Amnesty International

Sam Dubberley, Amnesty International

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights is pleased to host Sam Dubberley, special advisor to the Crisis Response team at Amnesty International, 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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Fri 25 Jan

The Timeless Appeal of Technocracy in Global Governance

Prof. Jens Steffek (Darmstadt)

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Fri 25 Jan

Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Europe and the United States (Alcuin Lecture 2019)

Professor Erik Jones

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/economic-adjustment-and-political-transformation-in-europe-and-the-united-states-alcuin-lecture-2019-tickets-53687966152 Named after Alcuin of York, a teacher, theologian, and poet who advised the Emperor Charlemagne, this annual lecture hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations is given on a topic concerning the UK and Europe.

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Thu 31 Jan

Climate change and water security in Africa

4.15-5.15pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

High levels of rainfall variability are magnified in the response of river discharges and lake levels, creating major challenges to ongoing activities to achieve water security in sub-Saharan Africa. In many cases climate change and rapid socio-economic development are likely to exacerbate these challenges. This talk briefly characterises Africa’s water resources distribution and variability and introduces two examples of climate-induced pressures on water resources management. First, are the close linkages between rainfall variability and the river basin runoff used to generate hydropower in eastern and southern Africa. Second, is the hydrological drought which occurred during the 2015/16 El Niño and which contributed to disruption of public water supply in Gaborone and widespread electricity outages in Lusaka. These service disruptions reveal critical linkages between climate events and economic activities in urban areas. The talk will conclude by inferring what continued climate change might mean for achieving water security in Africa.

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Fri 1 Feb

Emancipation for the Unjust Past

Alasia Nuti (York)

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Fri 1 Feb

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics by Nanjala Nyabola Book Launch

5pm at St Cross College, Oxford

The Africa-Oxford Initiative, a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions, are hosting an Oxford book launch for Nanjala Nyabola’s book ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics’. The event is on February 1, 5pm at St Cross College, Oxford. Prof Wale Adebanwi, Director of the African Studies Centre at Oxford will be leading the discussions.

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Mon 4 Feb

Spectacular Black Death: Lynching, Lethal Police Violence and the Black Female Body

Shatema Threadcraft (Dartmouth)

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Thu 7 Feb

The Humanitarian Club

Professor Michael Barnett (George Washington University)

For two decades, humanitarian governance has been in a “crisis” owing to its perceived lack of effectiveness and legitimacy. In response, stakeholders have called for various reforms, including localization – shifting power from Western to Southern-based actors. Localization has widespread support, even among Western actors.

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Fri 15 Feb

Hannah Arendt in Baddawi: Political Identity without Sovereignty in Refugee History

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

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Mon 18 Feb

Karl Marx and the Cycles of American Capitalism

Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University)

This event is jointly hosted by the Cambridge American History Seminar and the Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar

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Mon 25 Feb

Affairs of Humanity: Arguing for Humanitarian Intervention in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Catherine Arnold (Memphis)

Commentator: Annabel Brett (Cambridge)

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Fri 1 Mar

Left Critiques of Equality

Anne Phillips (LSE)

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Mon 4 Mar

The Three Pillars of Liberalism: Freedom, Markets, and Morals from the Enlightenment to the Present

Alan Kahan (University of Versailles/St. Quentin)

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Mon 11 Mar

Languages of Constituent Power

Lucia Rubinelli (Cambridge)

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Thu 28 Mar

How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit?

Professor Mike Kenny

Abstract British politics has been riven by the result of the EU Referendum of June 2016. But what does Brexit mean for the way in which the UK should itself be governed? This lecture explores this question, focusing in particular upon some of the increasingly apparent strains in its internal...

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Thu 28 Mar

How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit?

Professor Mike Kenny (POLIS)

British politics has been riven by the result of the EU Referendum of June 2016. But what does Brexit mean for the way in which the UK should itself be governed? This lecture explores this question, focusing in particular upon some of the increasingly apparent strains in its internal territorial constitution.

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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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