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Discussion and Book Launch: The State of Democracy in Africa… and Kenya, Aug. 24 2016 @ BIEA

Nic Cheeseman at BIEA
Discussion and Book Launch with the Author of new publication, Democracy in Africa, Dr. Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University
Discussant – Dr. Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi

Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.

Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……

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August 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: A Sea of Suspicion – The Dhow Trade and Dispossession in the Western Indian Ocean, Aug. 9 2016 @BIEA

A sea of suspicion
Presentation by Nidhi Mahajan

Date: August 9, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/a-sea-of-suspicion-the-dhow-trade-and-dispossession-in-the-western-indian-ocean/

August 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: Policing the Police in Kenya – Understanding State Authority from Within, Aug. 8 2016 @ BIEA Seminar Room

Policing the Police
Presentation by Dr. Tessa Diphoorn, Utrecht University

Date: August 8, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/policing-the-police-in-kenya-understanding-state-authority-from-within/

August 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Turkana Through Time, Jul. 23 2016 @ BIEA Seminar Room

Turkana Through Time
Open to Public from 23rd of July 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa

About
This exhibition by Samuel Derbyshire in collaboration with the Pit Rivers Museum, Oxford, showcases a selection of historical photographs taken in Turkana at various different times throughout the last century. Prints of these historical photographs were recently brought back to southern Turkana as part of a visual repatriation project, where they were used in interviews and group discussion sessions to explore the recent history of the region at various different locations.

The exhibition also encompasses photographs taken during this recent project, showing the historical photographs being discussed by the friends and relatives of the people they contain.

July 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: They Go Out To Be Seen – Recognition and Place-Making in Johannesburg Nightclubs, Jul. 19 2016 @ BIEA

They Go Out to be Seen
Presentation by Beth Vale:They Go Out To Be Seen – Recognition and Place-Making in Johannesburg Nightclubs

Date: 19 July 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Urban studies have given increasing attention to the everyday life of cities – the daily activities that constitute and re-imagine urban space. Yet surprisingly little consideration has been given to their every night life: the spatial tactics and creative insurgencies of urban residents after dark. Where authors have attended to the nocturnal city, those focused on ‘pleasure’ have often negated the subtle politics of nigh-time play, embedded in expressions of identity, attachment and resistance.

This paper investigates Johannesburg nightclubs as sites of quotidian political activity, through which young people contest social space and their place in it, thereby contributing to the city’s affective and socio-political cartography…

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July 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Pastors, Pulpits, Pews, & Politics: Religious Pedagogies of Political Socialisation in Kenya, Jul. 7 2016 @ BIEA

BIEA Event
Date: July 7, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entry: RSVP
By Steven Lichty, University of Florida

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/pastors-pulpits-pews-and-politics-religious-pedagogies-of-political-socialisation-in-kenya/

July 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: New explorations into South Sudanese museum collections in Europe, Apr. 14 2016 @ BIEA

New explorations into South Sudanese museum collections in Europe
Date: 14 April 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 11 am

April 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

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