Lezing en debat

vrijdag25.01
Nederland, Amsterdam - Agnietenkapel (Universiteit van Amsterdam) - Lezing en debat
promotie: Beveiligingspraktijken in Nairobi
Vrijdag 25 Januari 2019 12:00

Na de terroristische aanslag op Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in september 2013 zag de Keniaanse beveiligingssector een toenemende vraag naar zowel particulier beveiligingspersoneel als beveiligingstechnologie. Particuliere beveiligingsorganisaties en bewoners werden gemobiliseerd in de beveiliging van commerciële en woongebieden. De publiek-private samenwerking in het organiseren van beveiliging zet het gangbare idee op losse schroeven dat de staat een monopolie heeft op het zorgdragen voor de veiligheid van haar burgers. Francesco Colona kijkt hoe mensen en technologie in Nairobi worden ingezet in verschillende beveiligingspraktijken en hoe zij zo bijdragen aan de totstandkoming vorming van de staat en van politieke subjecten. Dhr. F. Colona: Enacting the State through Security Assemblages. Materiality, Technology and Political Subjectification in Nairobi. Promotor is prof. dr. R.K. Jaffe. Copromotor is dr. T.G. Diphoorn.

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maandag28.01
Nederland, Amsterdam - Roeterseilandcampus (UvA) - Lezing en debat
seminar: Can dogs be racist? The colonial legacies of racialised dogs in Kenya and Zambia
Maandag 28 Januari 2019 15:30 - 17:00

This lecture places dogs into the centre of the politics of the everyday within late colonial and postcolonial Kenya and Zambia, focusing upon how colonial systems of racialisation relied upon the animal to naturalise and legitimise tenuous structures of power. The legacy of this colonial racialisation of dogs continued after Independence through the widespread discourse of - and belief in - ‘racist dogs’. Engagement with the idea of ‘racist dogs’ is the central development in the paper and begins to unpack why dogs are considered racist in certain contexts and what these ‘racist dogs’ can tell us about their owners’ postcolonial positionality. Joshua Doble is the Royal Historical Society Marshall Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Leeds, where he researches the social history of settler colonialism within the context of decolonising territories of Kenya and Zambia. This research examines the intimate relations between white settlers and the African people and environment around them to question what decolonisation means in these pseudo-settler postcolonial territories.

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dinsdag29.01
Nederland, Amsterdam - Agnietenkapel (Universiteit van Amsterdam) - Lezing en debat
promotie: De vele gedaanten van extreme armoede
Dinsdag 29 Januari 2019 14:00

Wat zijn de mechanismen die zorgen voor in- en exclusie van extreem arme mensen? Wat zijn de structurele oorzaken van extreme armoede. En hoe kunnen we extreme armoede definiëren? Anika Altaf wil bijdragen aan een beter begrip van extreme armoede. Hiertoe maakt zij een analyse van extreem arme mensen en de verscheidene dimensies – materieel, relationeel en cognitief – van hun welzijn. Ze bekijkt hoe extreem arme mensen worden uitgesloten of betrokken in ontwikkelingsinterventies. Ook onderzoekt zij welke lessen kunnen worden getrokken uit de discoursen en praktijken van ontwikkelingsorganisaties in Bangladesh, Benin en Ethiopië. Mw. A. Altaf: The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty: Inclusion and Exclusion of Extreme Poor People in Development Interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia. Promotor is prof. dr. A.J. Dietz (Universiteit Leiden). Copromotor is dr. N.R.M. Pouw.

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donderdag31.01
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar Series: Before Johannesburg; a newly discovered Tswana city from around AD 1800
Donderdag 31 Januari 2019 15:30 - 17:00

Kweneng is a dense agglomeration of stone-walled structures in the western foothills of the Suikerbosrand massif, some 30 km south of Johannesburg. The hundreds of Molokwane-style homesteads, large livestock enclosures, monumental ash heaps, stone towers, and other impressive architectural features attest to the economic wealth and political importance of this pre-colonial city during its classic phase of occupation. The northern end of the city contains architecture of an older style, while a number of homesteads in the southern sector are built in late pre-colonial styles. It remains to be seen whether parts of Kweneng were still inhabited when the first European settlers reached this area in the mid-1800s. With a complete sequence from formation to collapse, the well-preserved ruins of Kweneng can shed light on the birth of urbanism in more distant times where the evidence might be considerably less intact. This seminar by Prof. Karim Sadr, University of the Witwatersrand, presents details of current research on Kweneng and introduces the settlement pattern and the principal features of this ancient city. Please register

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zondag10.02
Nederland, Amsterdam - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Stadsschouwburg) - Lezing en debatmandela100
Nelson Mandela lecture with Sisonke Msimang
Zondag 10 Februari 2019 15:30

South African writer and activist Sisonke Msimang is an independent and outspoken voice in the debate on colour, privilege and gender. Her opinions, published in The Guardian and The Washington Post amongst others, attract growing international audiences. Last year Msimang's first memoir: Always Another Country, about her youth in exile and return to a democratic and complex South Africa, was published. Her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, will be on the shelves from early November. Sisonke Msimang presented the first Soweto TedX Lecture under the intriguing title: Mad at Mandela. On February 10, 2019 she will deepen her quest for the meaning of Nelson Mandela’s work and life for the here and now. Follow Mandela 100 on ZAM Magazine for regular updates about the programme, special guests, profile of the speaker and more.

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dinsdag19.02
Nederland, Wageningen - Auditorium Wageningen - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Killing nature to save it? An analysis of two sport hunting policy arrangements in Uganda
Dinsdag 19 Februari 2019 13:30 - 15:00

PhD candidate: mr. A (Amos) Ochieng. Promotor: prof.dr. VR (Rene) van der Duim. Co-promotor: dr. IJ (Ingrid) Visseren-Hamakers. Organisation: Wageningen University, Cultural Geography

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dinsdag19.02
Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Promotie : The Acquisition of English Vowels by Javanese and Sundanese Native Speakers
Dinsdag 19 Februari 2019 13:45 - 14:30

PhD candidate: Arum Perwitasari. Second language (L2) learners often face difficulties while learning L2 sounds. Evidence suggests that difficulties in learning L2 sounds are affected by the first language (L1). Given the prominent status of English as a foreign language in the multilingual context of Indonesia, it is important to investigate whether Javanese and Sundanese learners of English show systematic problems in learning English. The results could not only serve as a test of L2 speech learning models, but also improve English education in Indonesia. Therefore, speech production and mouse-tracking experiments were carried out to investigate both the L1 vowel systems- and the pattern of L2 acquisition problems among Javanese and Sundanese learners of English. Promotoren: Prof.dr. N.O. Schiller & Prof.dr. M. Klamer

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dinsdag19.02
Nederland, Wageningen - Aula Wageningen Universiteit - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Integrated vector management (IVM) as a tool for community empowerment towards malaria elimination in Rwanda
Dinsdag 19 Februari 2019 16:00 - 17:30

PhD candidate: mr. E (Emmanuel) Hakizimana. Promotor: prof.dr.ir. W (Willem) Takken. Co-promotor: CJM (Sander) Koenraadt. Organisation: Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology

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woensdag20.02
Nederland, Wageningen - Aula Wageningen Universiteit - Lezing en debat
PhD defence: Influence of biophysical aspects on the performance of sustainable land management measures in the Usambara highlands of Tanzania
Woensdag 20 Februari 2019 13:30 - 15:00

PhD candidate: JM (Juma) Wickama. Promotor: prof.dr. CJ (Coen) Ritsema. Co-promotor: dr.ir. CA (Aad) Kessler & dr. ir. G Sterk. Organisation: Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management

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maandag25.02
Nederland, Nijmegen - Academiezaal Aula - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Tuberculosis in Benin
Maandag 25 Februari 2019 10:30

Promovendus: de heer S.S. Ade. Promotor(es): prof. dr. P.N.R. Dekhuijzen, prof. dr. A.D. Harries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Verenigd Koninkrijk). Copromotor(es): dr. M.J. Boeree, dr. R. Zachariah (World Health Organization, Zwitserland). (Sub)titel: Operational research to document and improve case finding and treatment outcomes in patients with tuberculosis in Benin, West Africa

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maandag25.02
Nederland, Nijmegen - Academiezaal Aula - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Tuberculosis in Zimbabwe
Maandag 25 Februari 2019 14:30

Promovendus: de heer K.C. Takarinda. Promotor(es): prof. dr. P.N.R. Dekhuijzen, prof. dr. A.D. Harries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Verenigd Koninkrijk). Copromotor(es): dr. M.J. Boeree, dr. R. Zachariah (World Health Organization, Zwitserland). (Sub)titel: The burden of tuberculosis in Zimbabwe: operational research to document and improve tuberculosis control activities in a high HIV-prevalence setting

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donderdag28.02
Nederland, Leiden - Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden - Lezing en debat
Promotie: Possessives in Tongugbe, a dialect of Ewe
Donderdag 28 Februari 2019 16:15 - 17:00

PhD candidate: Promise Kpoglu. Promotoren: Prof.dr. M.P.G.M. Mous & Prof.dr. A.C. Carlier (Université de Lille)

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maandag11.03
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
Book launch: The War Within. New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique, 1976-1992
Maandag 11 Maart 2019 15:00 - 17:00

The 1976-1992 civil war which opposed the Government of Frelimo and the Renamo guerrillas (among other actors) is a central event in the history of Mozambique. Aiming to open up a new era of studies of the war, this book re-evaluates this period from a number of different local perspectives in an attempt to better understand the history, complexity and multiple dynamics of the armed conflict. Focusing at local level on either a province or a single village, the authors analyse the conflict as a "total social phenomena" involving all elements of society and impacting on every aspect of life across the country. The chapters examine Frelimo and Renamo as well as private, popular and state militias, the Catholic Church, NGOs and traders. Drawing on previously unexamined sources such as local and provincial state archives, religious archives, the guerrilla's own documentation and interviews, the authors uncover alternative dimensions of the civil war. The book thus enables a deeper understanding of the conflict and its actors as well as offering an explanatory framework for understanding peacemaking, the nature of contemporary politics, and the current conflict in the country. Please register

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donderdag14.03
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar Series: 'Fear of the trader at Whitehall': UAC-Government relations in British West Africa, 1929-1941
Donderdag 14 Maart 2019 15:30 - 17:00

The formation in 1929 of the United Africa Company (UAC) was a watershed in business-government relations in British West Africa. Not only did its emergence upset the balance of power among commercial firms, it also transformed business-government relations in the region. This seminar, based on correspondence and confidential minutes between officials and the UAC, examines dimensions and repercussions of this fraught relationship, which rapidly deteriorated between 1929 and 1939. The relationship turned on an attempt by the UAC to absorb surviving trading, shipping and banking firms to create a mega-firm in 1929/30, and a further attempt to exploit its monopoly of trade, leading to the Produce Pool Crisis of 1938.
This seminar contributes to the understanding of business-government relations through the pressure group politics of a hegemonic firm driven by business empire builders, Sir Robert Cohen and Viscount Trenchard, and the countervailing pressure of a disparate coalition. It also provides striking parallels between the pressure group activities of Elder Dempster in shipping and UAC in the merchandise trade sector. Please register

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donderdag11.04
Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
ASCL Seminar Series: Islamist militancy in the Sahel: Critical reflections
Donderdag 11 April 2019 15:30 - 17:00

Far from constituting the latest front in the machinations of Global Jihad, Inc. the intensification of Islamist militancy in the Sahel must be viewed as the result of local conditions where radical Islam has become a vehicle of mobilization for aggrieved populations. Utilizing insights from Critical Terrorism Studies, this seminar examines Islamist militancy through the lens of state failure, competing ethnic identities, climate change, economic variables exacerbated by globalization, and failed counter-terrorism policies. Draconian repression on the part of state elites, for instance in Mauritania, where democracy activists are labelled as extremists, has incensed public opinion. The fact that Nouakchott received military and financial support from Paris and Washington has only served to swell the ranks of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Strongly discriminatory policies directed at Tuaregs in Niger and the use of Songhai militias in northern Mali have also resulted in their alienation and recruitment into the ranks of the jihadists. Climate change coupled within desertification and rising food insecurity has facilitated youth recruitment into extremist organizations. Please register

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