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LUCAS Seminar: Danielle Beswick, 'Donors and political development in post-genocide Rwanda’

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Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Danielle Beswick is a lecturer in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests include: Management of political space and debate in a post-genocide society Rwanda’s relationship with the UK Rwandan foreign and security policy in Africa, including contributions to peacekeeping The role of small...

Global Crisis: Responses and Impacts in the Global South - One Day Workshop

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Location: Location G19 Old Mining Building The Global Development & Justice Research Group is very pleased to announce this exciting one-day workshop in association with COST. This workshop examines the nature and character of the global capitalist crisis, its origins in Europe and North America and the impact in the Global South.  It does so...

LUCAS Seminar: Jane Plastow, 'Using performance to understand women's issues in Uganda'

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Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Jane Plastow is Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds with particular specialisation in East Africa. In 2010 she travelled to Uganda  where she undertook an inter-generational theatre project with Ugandan women following a grant from the Nuffield Foundation. This seminar takes place in replacement of that originally scheduled to...

LUCAS Seminar: Nadine Beckmann, AIDS and the commodification of suffering

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Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 11.13 Dr Nadine Beckmann of University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, completed her DPhil in 2008. Her thesis explores the complex negotiations involved in Zanzibaris explanation and management of HIV/AIDS in the light of technical and wider global changes.

Chinua Achebe in Leeds

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Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre We are delighted that Chinua Achebe, seminal writer and author of 'Things Fall Apart', will be giving a poetry reading, and then holding a public question and answer session in relation to his work, with Prof Jane Plastow. Dr Brendon Nicholls, of the School of English and Postcolonial Literature and...

CGD Seminar: Providing knowledge based solutions to societal challenges through textile technology

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Location: Social Sciences Building 11.14 Londiwe Nkiwane is from the National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo Zimbabwe. Dr Nkiwane works in the area of gender and textile technology. Any enquiries about this event should be directed to the Centre for Global Development. Please contact Esther Richards on e.j.richards@leeds.ac.uk to find out more.

Claire Mercer (LSE), ‘Contemporary Nationalism in Tanzania’

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Location: University of Leeds, Social Sciences Building Room 11.13 Dr Claire Mercer is Lecturer in Human Geography at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research is currently focused on 'development' in Sub-Saharan Africa (especially Tanzania and Cameroon).

The LUCAS African Schools Project

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Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 11.13 Richard Borowski is the LUCAS Schools Project Coordinator. Richard has been arranging workshops in primary and secondary schools in Leeds aimed at educating children on Africa, with a particular emphasis on challenging stereotypes about Africa. The workshops are given by African post-graduates from the University of Leeds. Jane Plastow is...