Posts tagged ‘Dr Ambreena Manji’

Seminar: Military Interventions in a Post-Colonial World by Sir Adam Roberts, Jan. 8 2013 @ BIEA

Date: January 8, 2013
Venue: British Institute of East Africa
Time: 3 pm
Lecture by: Professor Sir Adam Roberts [President of the British Academy]
To reserve a place email:

Lecture to be opened by Dr Ambreena Manji, Director of the BIEA


January 4, 2013 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Seminar: Internationalisation and Higher Education – Perspectives and Challenge, May 29 2012 @ BIEA

The BIEA invites you to their May 2012 seminar titled ‘Internationalisation and Higher Education – Perspectives and Challenges’. The presentation is scheduled for 29 Tuesday, May 2012 at 11.00am to 12.00pm.

The presentation will be given by Professor Nick Foskett, the Vice Chancellor of Keele University, UK. Prior to his appointment at Keele, Professor Foskett had been Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Professor Nick Foskett academic specialism lies in educational leadership and management, with a particular focus on the interaction of policy and practice. His main research contributions have been in the fields of education markets, student choice, the management of institutional partnerships, and processes of internationalisation, particularly in the 14-19 sector and in universities. He has a long standing interest in curriculum design and development in 14-19 and university sectors and in all of these fields, has provided consultancy to institutions and governments both in the UK and internationally.

Professor Foskett was until recently, the joint editor of the Commonwealth’s journal, International Studies in Educational Administration.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Ambreena Manji, the Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Kindly RSVP if you plan on attending by sending an email to

Download programme Tuesday 29 May 2012 Seminar

May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Seminar: Plots for Sale-The Dynamics of Land Transformation in Periurban Kenya, Mar. 21 2012 @ BIEA /IFRA

Date: March 21, 2012
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
Entry: RSVP

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Mbataru, Department of Agribusiness Management and Trade, Kenyatta University

This will be followed by a debate on: The Gains and Challenges on Land Reforms in Kenya with Mr. Ibrahim Mwathane (Director of Land Development and Governance Institute)
This discussion will help open latitude for updating knowledge on key achievements and associated challenges to date to the reform.
Chair: Dr. Ambreena Manji, BIEA Director and Prof. Christian Thibon, IFRA Director

Land subdivision is one of the processes whose aim is to release land to the market. It allows development of infrastructure in an area. Formal processing of land subdivision also act as a deterrent to emerging informal land markets which lead to urban sprawls and blights. But the process is informed by many factors, resulting to either efficient or dysfunctional land markets.
The land market in Nairobi is distorted. The accelerated subdivision of hitherto prime agricultural land in a time of key debate on land and in the wake of a new constitution calling for land reforms calls us to interrogate the dynamics of land mutation around the country.

March 14, 2012 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Seminar: Understanding the Shallowness & Fragility of the Banking Sector in Kenya, Dec. 7 2011 @ BIEA

Date: December 7, 2011
Venue: British Institute of Eastern Africa (BIEA)
Time: 11am -12.30pm
Entry: Prior Reservation with Kerry (

This presentation will be given by Dr Radha Upadhyaya, an economist with extensive teaching experience at the Department of Finance and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London.
In Kenya, Dr Upadhyaya has been involved in policy reform, the restructuring of a failed Kenyan bank, and has also served on the board of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Ambreena Manji who is the Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Download the The Shallowness and Fragility of Kenya’s Banking Sector programme

November 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

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