African Studies Centre

South Africa Discussion Group: Patronage, power and political markets in South African municipalities

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

CRISPIAN OLVER’S  career as liberation activist, government bureaucrat and academic has been intimately involved in South Africa’s transition to democracy and state formation process.

Speaker(s): 
Crispian Olver (Author of 'How to steal a city')

Horn of Africa: Regional pastoral livestock trade and trends in the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows.

Speaker(s): 
Hussain Abdullahi Mahmoud (Technical University of Mombasa)

Horn of Africa: Shelter from the storm: Somali migrant networks in Uganda between international business and regional geopolitics

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

 

 

 

No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa: http://goo.gl/qtv30E

 

Speaker(s): 
Mohamed Hersi (Independent)

AfriSoc 60th Anniversary - Pan Africanism: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 -
14:00 to 16:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

The Oxford University Africa Society focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. It seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to critically engage.

Speaker(s): 
Ambassador Abena Busia
Prof. Patricia Daley
Dr. Tunde Oseni
Dr. Simukai Chigudu
Prof. Kole Omotoṣo (keynote speaker)

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2018 - 'The African rising narrative - where now?' - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Friday, 8 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

We sincerely regret to inform you that the Annual Lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa)

African Studies Seminar: Uneven Accountability in the Wake of Political Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Ashes and Archives

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

The government faces a principal–agent problem with lower-level state officers. Officers are often expected to use the state coercive capacity endowed to them to politically benefit the government. But officers can shirk from the government’s demands.

Speaker(s): 
Mai Hassan (University of Michigan)

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