Africa at LSE Autumn 2013 term lectures

Africa at LSE

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Government Department public lectureLand and Elections: African Debates on Property, Citizenship, and the National Market

Date: Monday 4 November 2013
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: CLM 2.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Catherine Boone
Chair: Dr Omar Shahabudin McDoom

Politics can revolve around the defense of economic entitlements rooted in non-liberal visions of political order, such as the right to land in an ethnic homeland, or of citizenship regimes segmented by group or territory. This lecture draws on research on land politics and electoral conflict draw out these debates and highlight their significance for ordinary citizens.

Catherine Boone is a comparative political scientist with a distinguished record of research into the political economy and economic development of African states. She is a newly-appointed Professor in the LSE Departments of Government and International Development.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEafricandebates 

Africa Talks and International Development: Marginal among the Invisible: Organizing Women in the Informal Economy

Date:  Tuesday, 5 November
Time: 6.30-8.00pm
Chair:  Naila Kabeer
Speakers:  Faith Shaba and Patricia Estrada
Venue:  NAB 204

Women leaders from the Nicaraguan Movement of Working and Unemployed Women Maria Elena Cuadra (MEC) and from the Malawian Union for the Informal Sector(MUFIS) will share their experience of organising women domestic workers, street vendors and home-based workers and to tell us why supporting them should be a priority for those concerned about development, labour rights and gender and economic justice.   

Africa Talks public lecture: The Origins of Africa’s War of Terror

Date: Monday 11 November 2013
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Clement House CLM 4.02
Speakers: Professor Martin Evans, Dr Bakary Sambe, Jamal Bahmad
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges

From Mali to Nigeria to Somalia, Islamic militancy has become a fact of life in many places on the African continent. As the risk to human security grows across the continent, a panel of experts explore the drivers behind this new phenomenon.

Martin Evans is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sussex. Dr Bakary Sambe is an Assistant Professor at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. Jamal Bahmad is a researcher at the University of Stirling.

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The Social-Cultural Foundation of the 21st Century New Pan-Africanist Consciousness
The Steve Biko Memorial Lecture Europe is an initiative of the South African based Steve Biko Foundation. Described as a resuscitative moment, the lecture is an opportunity to explore the inextricable link between the individual and society; to celebrate triumphs over inequality and to examine the importance of identity in the twenty-first century. In keeping with the tradition of Biko, the lecture focuses on issues of culture, identity and social change.
Adama Samassékou, a Malian national, delivers the 2013 lecture. He is the founder and former president of the African Academy of Languages- an official organ of the African Union; president of International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences as well as the MAAYA Network, a global body promoting linguistic diversity.
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“Your Fatwa does not apply here”: the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism
From Pakistani peace activists to Tunisian feminists, from Chechen journalists to Algerian victims of terrorism, Karima Bennoune highlights some of the most overlooked and important contemporary human rights struggles.
Karima Bennoune is professor of international law and a member of the board of the network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws.
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