The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for African Studies

The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside vibrant doctoral programmes, the MSc in African Studies, inaugurated in 2006, is already recognised as Europe's most prestigious and successful training programme in its field. 

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African Studies Seminar: Fair Tax - What does it look like and how do we get it? (Invite only event)

Oxfam-Oxford University May 2016
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building lecture room, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

This event, bringing together the shared expertise of Oxfam and the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre, will discuss the notion of fair tax in the context of a growing inequality crisis.

Speaker(s): 
Mark Goldring, CEO Oxfam GB
Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa
Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute.
Nic Cheeseman, African Studies Centre

South Africa Discussion Group: Heavy Metal in the Streets: Private Security and the Evolution of Extended Security Networks in Johannesburg

Martin Murray, University of Michigan
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Our South Africa Discussion Group welcomes Martin Murray, University of Michigan, to discuss the private security and evolution of extended security networks in Johannesburg. 

Speaker(s): 
Martin Murray