The Sustainability Services of the University and Commercial Services are hosting an interesting debate on the fairness of Fairtrade.
It will be held this Thursday 9 March at 17:00 in the Parkinson Court (Parkinson Building).
It will be an evening of informal interdisciplinary discussion about Fairtrade and its impact in the world. The fairness of Fairtrade will be examined from legal, economist and theological/philosophical perspectives, focusing on its impact in the Global South and the West. In light of International Women’s Day (8th of March), emphasis will be placed on Fairtrade’s impact on the lives of women.
The event is free and you can register here:
Leeds, UK – April 20, 2017
Call for Papers
Objective: This symposium will examine the influence and impact over the years of foreign aid on journalism practice and education. In so doing, it aims at developing a research agenda to examine issues and problems arising from the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, public diplomacy and foreign policy in historical and current contexts. Although the geographical focus is Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, we will welcome scholarly contributions from other areas of the Global South. The format of the event is explorative and therefore full papers are not necessary at this stage. The idea is to discover opportunities for collaborative research including joint research grants and publications as well as other types of exchanges.
The symposium connects to the initial meeting of the AHRC / DfID funded Research Network “Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America”.
Questions that the project aims at addressing include (but are not limited to)
- What has been the role of international development assistance in shaping journalistic approaches and practices in Africa and Latin America and what are the consequences?
- What is the existing body of research concerning this issue?
- What has been the role of development assistance in shaping journalism education in Africa and Latin America?
- To what extent has international development assistance fostered or inhibited independent journalism in Africa and Latin America?
- What are the similarities and differences in the direct and indirect impacts of development assistance of journalism from the US, UK and other donors?
- What are the continuities and discontinuities concerning the impact of development assistance on journalism practice and education in the post-Cold War era?
- How has international development assistance either directly or indirectly affecting journalism been perceived by journalists, politicians and the general public in the beneficiary countries?
- What interventions could be developed to counter any negative consequences of these traditions?
- Edited Special Issue of a Journal
- Edited collection of essays in a book.
- Joint grant applications
- Collaborative PhD scholarships
Convenors: Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando & Dr. Chris Paterson, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Send abstracts to: email@example.com
Deadline for 300-words abstracts and title: February 20, 2017
Please register here: https://ajn-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk
LUCAS Seminar Series Spring 2017– all welcome, no need to book in advance
Conversations in Black History – Remembering Christopher and David
LUCAS is supporting a new series in conjunction with Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust and the School of History at the University of Leeds, ‘Conversations in Black History’, and its inaugural event is ‘Remembering Christopher and David: Justice and Police Brutality in Yorkshire’, with campaigner Janet Alder and the Remember David Oluwale Campaign. It takes place on Wednesday 1 February, at 6pm, Leeds West Indian Centre.
Prof. Rijk van Dijk (ASCL, Leiden University/ AISSR, Univ. of Amsterdam/ Centre of Excellence, Univ. of Konstanz)‘Pentecostalism and Pre-marital Counselling in Africa: A Case of Religious Sophistication?’.
Tuesday 7 February, 5pm, venue: Baines Wing SR (1.13)
(Co-sponsored by the Centre for Religion and Public Life)
Jörg Wiegratz (University of Leeds), ‘Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural Change and Fraud in Uganda’
Tuesday 28 February, 4.30pm–6pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19
Co-sponsored by the Review of African Political Economy
LUCAS Annual Lecture, 2016-2017
Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham) will speak on
Elections and Political Change in Africa: The Case of Kenya 2017
Thursday 16 March 2017, 4.30pm, Clothworkers South Building Lecture Theatre 2
Truth for Giulio, Justice for Egypt’s Disappeared
LUCAS are proud to be joining with Leeds University and College’s Union (UCU) and Amnesty to sponsor an Egypt Solidarity Initiative event to campaign for truth for Giulio Regeni in Leeds.
Wednesday 22 March, 1 – 2.30pm, Roger Stevens Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leeds
Speakers: Shane Enright (Amnesty UK’s trade union campaigner), Professor Ray Bush (University of Leeds)
The Researchers in Development Network at the University of Leeds is excited to announce the 5th Annual RiDNet conference
“I, Researcher: exploring the research experience – context, self and interdisciplinary practice”
The conference will take place on the 27th of January, 2017 at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Please see attached poster for further details.
This year, we’re aiming to explore the experience of conducting research. The conference will focus on three themes (explained below) and we encourage researchers to submit invite PhD and Early Career researchers to submit abstracts reflecting on their experiences of conducting research within and related to (1) different contexts; (2) other disciplines; and (3) self
- Context: This theme examines how different, often challenging contexts can impact upon your research, and how you may take this into consideration.
Topics may include: researcher positionality, ethics, reflexivity, avoiding an extractive relationship with the research context and managing participants expectations.
- Self: This theme examines the less frequently discussed aspect of emotional well-being whilst conducting research.
Topics may include: emotional wellbeing during a PhD, staying safe, balancing being a good researcher with staying healthy, handling isolation, loneliness, and culture shock.
- Interdisciplinary practice: This theme examines how research may cross different disciplines, and how this may impact research design, methods, and communicating results.
Topics may include: research in practice, combining/working across disciplines, overcoming challenges, and successes!
Format of presentations:
- Context and interdisciplinary practice: Up to 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions.
- Self: Short, informal talks (around 5 minutes in length) to focus on personal experiences of research. Designed to enable discussion of issues related to emotions and wellbeing. We encourage presenters to deviate from a typical academic presentation for this theme, therefore use of slides is optional.
Please send a 300 word (maximum) abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 2nd of December, 2016.
The Researchers in Development Network, or RiDNet, is a student led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries. Our annual conference aims to give students and early career researchers a chance to share experiences, ideas and methods.
Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)
Autumn Term Seminar Series – all welcome
Roundtable: ‘Remembering Anti-Apartheid Activism in Leeds’
Wednesday 12 October, 5.30pm, Michael Sadler Building LG19.
LUCAS are very proud to host a roundtable of anti-apartheid activists, including members of Leeds Women Against Apartheid, will mark the launch of a new exhibition, ‘Forward to freedom: The history of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1959-1994’, for Black History Month. Participants include Arthur France MBE, Carole Summerill, Frances Bernstein, Ailsa Swarbrick and Judy Maxwell
Dr Alex Vines OBE (Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House), ‘Narratives about Africa’s Future: what role for academics and analysts?’
Tuesday 18th October, 5pm, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School [LUBS]
Prof. Howard Stein (University of Michigan),
‘Industrial policy in Africa’ [Joint seminar with LUBS]
Friday 21 October, 3pm, Liberty Building LT 1.28.
Dr. Sabrina Parent (Université Libre de Bruxelles),
‘From Senghor to Bouchareb, the living memory of Thiaroye’ [Joint seminar with French]
Monday 24 October, 5pm, Michael Sadler Building LG15.
Prof. Ebenezer Obadare (University of Kansas),
‘Man of God, Subject of Veneration: Pastors, Politics, and Changing Forms of Authority in Africa’.
Wednesday 9 November, 4pm, Baines Wing SR 1.14.
YASN Conference at the University of Bradford supported by JEFCAS
‘Transitions’ from what to what? Justice and Reconciliation in Africa
Friday 18th November 2016, University of Bradford
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Frances Bernstein with Free Range choir,
‘Sing Freedom: A story with songs of liberation’ [Tickets £5 / £3].
Tuesday 22 November, 7.30pm, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
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Friday 23 September. 7.30pm – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds – to book tickets see here:
On 11 July 1963, police raided Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, South Africa and arrested the high command of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe.
At the resulting Rivonia Trial, eight men, including Nelson Mandela, were sentenced to life in prison.
Nicholas Wolpe is the founder of the Liliesleaf Trust and son of prominent anti-apartheid activist Harold Wolpe, who was arrested at Liliesleaf. This autumn, he offers his powerful insight on both this decisive era for South Africa and the political crisis the country finds itself in today, more than 20 years after the first free elections.
Part of Liberty Lectures 2017, in association with the University of Leeds