Events

This is the first session of the Sadler Seminar Series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”, supported by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. The series is convened by Professor Adriaan van Klinken, with Dr Brendon Nicholls, Dr Lisa Thorley, and Dr Abel Ugba. This first session focuses on an introduction of…

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Location: Baines Wing SR 1.16 Within the context of international development the importance of culture is often overlooked, or even ignored. Culture does however play a strong role in attaining overall development goals. While this has been asserted by international organizations throughout the past decades, culture has remained a minor element in most development approaches. It…
Location: Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre (Leeds Business School) What do you think of the INVISIBLE CHILDREN campaign? Did the campaign do good? Or harm? What are its implications? With presentations by a range of experts. This event is organised by Jo Sadgrove, Alex Beresford and Chris Paterson. Dr Joanna Sadgrove is a Research Fellow in the…
Location: Location details made available with confirmation of booking Sponsored by LUCAS and Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) http://www.roape.org/ 2012 is the African National Congress’ centenary year and this workshop will examine a range of issues relating to South African politics, history and society at this symbolic moment in the country’s history. The themes addressed…
Location: Room 11.13 Social Sciences Building Dr Chris Vaughan teaches African history at the Universities of Liverpool and Durham, and taught in POLIS at Leeds in the first semester of the current academic year. He completed his doctorate on the history of Darfur under British colonial rule at Durham in 2011. Chris’s research is particularly focussed on examining the character…
Location: Michael Sadler: LG15 In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of independence in Tanzania we are delighted to host this panel event: 50 Years of Independence and Evaluation Dr Anna Mdee: ‘Addicted to Aid?’ Prof. John Loxley: ‘From Self-reliance to Neo-liberalism’ Emeritus Prof. Peter Lawrence: ‘Agricultural strategy and (De)Industrialisation’ Nicodemus Shauri Eatlawe ‘Democracy in Tanzania’…
Location: Room 11.13 Social Sciences Building Dr Alex Beresford is a newly appointed to Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds. Alex completed his Ph.D. at the Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh University. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. thesis provides a detailed ethnographic focus into class and nationalist politics…
Location: Room 1.44 of the Geography main building Joanna Sadgrove is a Research Fellow in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Jen Brown and the Citizenship and Belonging Reading Group would like to invite everyone to a reading group gathering where we will be discussing an exciting new paper with the author herself. The meeting…
Location: School of Earth and Environment, Seminar Room 8.119 NOTE CHANGE! Lionel Cliffe is a LUCAS board member and Emeritus Professor of Geography with particular interest in land politics in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Kenya. Professor Christine H. Foyer is of the Centre for Plant Sciences whose lab looks at, inter alia, plant performance: plant performance…
Location: Room 8.119, School of Earth & Environment Dr Lindsay C. Stringer is Co-Director, Sustainability Research Institute and Reader in Environment and Development, School of Earth and Environment. Gordon Crawford is Professor of Development Politics in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and a member of the LUCAS Board. Both are also active members of…
Location: Parkinson Seminar Room 1.08 (also known as Parkinson Lecture Room) Event co-sponsored by the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/20051/arabic_and_middle_eastern_studies ‘On Protest Movements and Uprisings: Egypt’s Permanent Revolution’ Maha Abdel-Rahman, University of Cambridge Dr Abdel-Rahman teaches Development Studies and Middle East Politics at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include State/civil…