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LUCAS Annual Lecture 2009-10, Paul Richards

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Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Annual Lecture: 'Afromodernism: An Assessment' by Paul Richards Paul Richards is Professor of Anthropology and head of the Technology and Agrarian Development Group chair group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In anticipation of his lecture Professor Richards states: 'Scholars claim that Africa is evolving its own forms of modernity,...

POSTPONED: Zakes Mda: novelist, poet and playwright

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Location: LUCAS Event in the University's Theatre Workshop CANCELLATION: Unfortunately due to the volcano in Iceland Zakes Mda has been unable to travel for this event. We plan to hold this later in the year or in 2011. Zakes Mda is a South African novelist, playwright and author of Black Diamond and The Madonna of...

Allison Drew seminar

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Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Professor Allison Drew (Department of Politics, University of York), 'Models of armed struggle: the impact of Algeria's war of independence on Umkhonto we Sizwe's theory and practice'

Devon Curtis seminar

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Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Devon Curtis from Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge gives a seminar titled "Politics and the Practice of Peacebuilding through Power-sharing in Burundi".

Democratization in Africa conference

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[tab:{About the Conference}] Almost two decades have passed since the 'third wave' of democratization began to roll across Sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s, and while the holding of regular elections has become relatively well-established in many countries, perhaps most successfully in Ghana, electoral processes have also been deeply flawed in recent instances such as...