Lezing en debat

woensdag21.11
Nederland, Amsterdam - Agnietenkapel (Universiteit van Amsterdam) - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Beheer van kwetsbare kustgebieden in Kaapstad
Woensdag 21 November 2018 12:00

Dhr. D.R. Colenbrander: Governing Coastal Risk and Vulnerability. New pathways in Developing City-Scale Contexts, Cape Town, South Africa. Promotoren zijn prof. dr. J. Gupta en prof. dr. J.M. Bavinck. Kuststeden in Zuid-Afrika, zoals Kaapstad, ondervinden een groot aantal problemen vanwege een opwarmend klimaat. Het gaat daarbij bijvoorbeeld om terugtrekkende kustlijnen, verschuivende windregimes en intensere stormen. De samenhang tussen sociaal-politieke spanningen en klimaatsveranderingen vereist een flexibel bestuurssysteem. Verschillende factoren blokkeren de ontwikkeling van alternatieve bestuurspraktijken die beter in staat zijn in te spelen op de toenemende druk op kustgebieden. Darryl Colenbrander onderzoekt het beheer rondom de kwetsbaarheid en klimaat-gerelateerde risico’s van kuststeden in ontwikkelingslanden.

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woensdag21.11
Nederland, Amsterdam - Aula Universiteit van Amsterd - Oude Lutherse kerk - Lezing en debat
promotie: Milieu-procedurele rechten in Zuid-Afrika en Oeganda
Woensdag 21 November 2018 13:00

Dhr. P.D. Mutesasira: Environmental Procedural Rights in Africa with Specific Reference to South Africa and Uganda. Promotor is prof. mr. dr. R.J.M. Lefeber. Peter Mutesasira onderzoekt de mate waarin Zuid-Afrika en Oeganda in eigen land milieu-procedurele rechten hebben geïmplementeerd in hun bestaande wettelijke systemen en beleidsdoelstellingen. Op die manier wil hij laten zien in hoeverre de binnenlandse implementatie van milieu-procedurele rechten een rol speelt bij het bereiken van milieubescherming, ondanks de uitdagingen waarmee deze twee landen worden geconfronteerd.

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vrijdag23.11
Nederland, Utrecht - Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Alternatieve geschiloplossing na (echt)scheiding. Een blauwdruk voor regulering van parenting coordination in Zuid Afrika en introductie ervan in Nederland
Vrijdag 23 November 2018 16:15 - 17:15

Op 23 november 2018 promoveert Astrid Scholten-Martalas met haar proefschrift, getiteld: Alternative Dispute Resolution Post-Divorce or-Family Separation. Parenting Coordination: A Blueprint for its Regulation in South Africa and its Introduction in the Netherlands. Meer over de inhoud van deze promotie is te lezen op de Engelstalige kant van de website. Promotor(es): Prof. Dr. K.R.S.D. Boele-WoelkiDr. M. de Jong (University of South Africa

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maandag26.11
BE, Gent - Club Het Pand - Lezing en debatmandela100
Nelson Mandela Lecture met Zelda le Grange
Maandag 26 November 2018 20:00 - 00:00

De jaarlijkse Mandela Lezing, een initiatief van het Gentse Afrika Platform, verbonden aan de Ghent University Association, ontvangt dit jaar Zelda le Grange. Zij was bijna 20 jaar de persoonlijke assistente van Nelson Mandela. Zij tekende haar herinneringen op in het boek ‘Good Morning, Mr. President. Le Grange wordt op 26 november geinterviewd door VRT journalist Katrien Vanderschoot. Aan het muzikale propramma wordt meegewerkt door Tutu Puoane.
Locatie: Club Het Pand, Onderbergen 1 in Gent. Aanvang 20.00 uur.
Tickets: webappsx.ugent.be

dinsdag27.11
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASC Seminar: Kanga: the ‘talking cloth of the Indian Ocean’
Dinsdag 27 November 2018 15:30 - 17:00

The seminar is co-organized by the ASCL collaborative research group 'Africa in the World' and the Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar series (CHIRRS) of Leiden University.  Material objects like the Kanga, a unique genre of cloth, have stories to tell. The fabric is a historical repository of the migration of Indian traders, who sailed across the western Indian Ocean to the Swahili coast, trading cloth, but also transporting visual aesthetics. Kanga designs feature Paisley/Khorosho motifs, the familiar square and dot patterns that adorn Indian Bandhani, but they also reveal artistic influences from Europe, the Middle East and the inland cultures of the Swahili coast. Over the centuries, this cosmopolitan cloth has mixed the boundaries between the peoples of the continents of Asia and Africa. Please register

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dinsdag27.11
Nederland, Amsterdam - Pakhuis De Zwijger - Lezing en debat
Politiek Café Ethiopië - Eritrea
Dinsdag 27 November 2018 19:30

In het afgelopen jaar hebben er veel politieke veranderingen plaatsgevonden in Ethiopië. Sinds premier Abiy Ahmed is aangetreden, neemt hij stappen richting meer democratie, maar heeft hij ook contact gezocht met buurland Eritrea. De twee landen zijn inmiddels al ver in het proces om vrede te sluiten. In samenwerking met het Nederlands Instituut voor Meerpartijendemocratie (NIMD) organiseren we een politiek café op 27 november in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, waar we bespreken wat deze ontwikkelingen voor Ethiopië betekenen, maar ook wat de gevolgen zijn voor de relatie met Eritrea. De sprekers worden later aangekondigd, en binnenkort kun je je voor deze avond aanmelden. Houd hiervoor deze pagina en onze Facebookpagina in de gaten!

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donderdag29.11
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASC Seminar: Pastoral associations in the face of social change in the nomadic world
Donderdag 29 November 2018 15:30 - 17:00

Political instability in the Sahel is increasing and many observers point at the role of nomadic pastoralists in the various political and jihadist movements. Nomadic populations of the Sahel face changes that seem strongly linked to the dynamics of the state in West Africa as the latter evolved from the colonial process to its current extensions. How these changes affect nomadic populations must be identified and understood. The task, however, is not to provide a holistic analysis of these shifts; it is to describe the ways that pastoral associations perceive and analyse these questions in their activist work – thus providing an understanding of their strategies, actions, and areas of interventions in the face of change. This approach immerses us in the discourse on collective action, as it operates in a nomadic environment. The ultimate goal is to understand the contours of social change in today’s Sahel. Chair: Prof. Mirjam de Bruijn, ASCL. Speaker: Dr Mahaman Tidjani Alou, LASDEL, Niamey. Please register

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donderdag29.11
Nederland, Leiden - Lipsius Building, Leiden University - Lezing en debat
Lecture: Political Sharia? Islamic Authority, Prebendalism, and Governance in Northern Nigeria
Donderdag 29 November 2018 17:15

Lecture by David Ehrhardt. Governance in Nigeria is commonly associated with oil rents, poor public services, and, above all, corruption. In this light, the re-introduction of sharia in northern Nigeria is often viewed cynically, as a self-serving attempt by religious and political elites to use the public’s religious sentiments to mobilise political support, without actually providing better governance. This lecture examines the development of Islamic authority and governance in the sharia era in northern Nigeria. It highlights that sharia implementation has indeed in some ways been cynically political; yet there are also instances in which it has created opportunities for governance reform and improved public service provision. This variation suggests important hypotheses about the conditions under which sharia can promote good governance.

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donderdag06.12
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
Stephen Ellis Annual Lecture by Henrietta Moore: What is prosperity for Africa?
Donderdag 06 December 2018 18:30 - 20:00

Africa is the continent that has been most bedevilled by development plans and policies. Rising GDP in recent years has not led to better quality of life for most residents, and the challenges of demographics, climate change and disease seem as intractable as ever. What is the future for Africa in the 21st century? African governments, policy makers, activists and citizens have mapped out their own visions and priorities, but how can these pathways to prosperity be realised? This lecture discusses the challenges and constraints Africa faces, but also the forms of innovation and public purpose that provide a blueprint for the future. Professor Henrietta Moore argues that the first step towards prosperity is to recognise the disabling effects of our current thinking about the economic models underpinning theories of development and change. On the occasion of the 2018 Lecture, a new edition of the Stephen Ellis Bibliography, compiled by Jos Damen, will be launched. Afterwards, as of 20:00, there will be drinks in the FSW Café (ground floor). Please register

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Nederland, Amsterdam - Singelkerk (Doopsgezinde gemeente) - Lezing en debat
Conference Genocide after 1948: 70 years of Genocide Convention

On 9 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this commitment to prevent genocide and punish its perpetrators, several cases of genocide have occurred since, e.g. in Asia, Africa, and the European mainland itself. Millions of people have been categorically murdered on account of their real or perceived group identity – national, ethnic, racial, religious, political. What kind of impact(s) did the Convention have, and what type of changes were relevant in the postwar period? This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together historians, social scientists, and others, to explore the causes, courses, and consequences of genocide from a global perspective. For more information and registration see:

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