Posts tagged ‘The British Institute in Eastern Africa’

Book Launch: Kenya-A History since Independence by Charles Hornsby, Aug. 1 2012 @ BIEA

Date: August 1, 2012
Venue: British Institute of East Africa
Time: 7-8pm
RSVP to attend at: seminars@biea.ac.uk

To understand events like the 2007-08 post-election violence in Kenya one needs to go back in history.

This effort requires the following of the Kenyan State from the colonial but most importantly from its post-colonial trajectory. This is the focus of Charles Hornsby’s latest book, “Kenya: a history since independence.” Traversing key features of the Kenya post-colony, Hornsby looks at issues such as the politics of redistribution, the saliency of ethnicity and the operation of corruption in Kenya since independence.
The book offers fresh evidence and as such new insights on Kenya’s post-colonial history and will surely remain a widely referenced title in years to come.
The launch will be accompanied by a short discussion on the debates that the book tries to raise or tackle.

Copies of the book will be on sale and Hornsby will gladly be present to autograph sold copies as well.

July 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: Policing Contemporary Kenya-Trends, Innovations & Projections, Jul. 19 2012 @ BIEA


Date: July 19, 2012
Venue: British Institute for East Africa (BIEA), Kileleshwa
Time: 8.30am-4pm
Entry: Prior reservation & confirmation [seminars@biea.ac.uk]

Abstract
Discussions on police reforms have been part of the public, official and academic discourses on democratization and change in Kenya for over a decade. Going back to the 1990s, the conduct of the police force has been the subject of numerous policy and academic reviews. Over the years, new actors such as private security agencies have emerged, new subjects of policing have also emerged and ideas on policing of these subjects have also evolved. However, these important changes in policing in Kenya have not received sufficient scholarly attention, leaving practitioners and researchers alike with limited optics with which to view the process of police reforms and security sector reform in general.
The one day workshop will bring together leading researchers on policing and security to share their ongoing research and to take stock of the key theoretical developments in the policing of contemporary Kenya.

The workshop is jointly convened by Mutuma Ruteere – The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, Nairobi and Ambreena Manji – The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi

July 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment


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