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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

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……

Read more here

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

Concert/Launch: Ni Show Power, May 15 2016 @ Chancellors Court – University of Nairobi

Ni Show Power
Date: May 15, 2016
Venue: Chancellors Court, Graduation Square, University of Nairobi
Time: 12-8 pm
Entry: Free*

Performances by: Juliani, Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo, Sarabi and Sauti Sol

Get your free #nishowpower ticket here (a must for attending the gig)

Find more information here

May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Mapping Party for Cyclists in Nairobi, Aug. 30 2014 @ C4DLab – University of Nairobi [Chiromo Campus]

Mapping Party
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Venue: C4D Lab, University of Nairobi – Chiromo Campus

August 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm 2 comments

Storymoja Celebrates M. G. Vassanji, Jan. 25 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

MG Vassanji program-01
Date: January 25, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Master Class with M. G. Vassanji from 10 am – 1 pm [Pre-register ONLY]
Exploring Inter-cultural Relationships with Drumbeats from 1.30-3 pm
The in-between World of East Africa from 3.15-4.45 pm
Book Launching and Signing from 5-6 pm
Nyef Nyef Stories to Discombobulate the Mind from 6.30-8 pm

Other Scheduled Events
Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture at University of Nairobi – Dept. of Literature
Date: January 27, 2014
Full info here Invitation to the Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture [Word Document]

January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am 2 comments

Kwani at 10 Lecture: On Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Nov. 29 2013 @ University of Nairobi

On Americana
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s public lecture at University of Nairobi

Date: November 29, 2013
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi

Register & find more info here

November 26, 2013 at 10:34 am 1 comment

Thesis Defense: Political identity in Nairobi CBD by Lydia W. Muthuma, Jan. 14 2013 @ IFRA-BIEA

Date: January 14, 2013
Venue: IFRA – BIEA
Time: 2 pm

Jury : B. Calas (supervisor), Université de Bordeaux III ; P.A. Makachia, University of Nairobi ; C. Musambayi Katumbenga

January 4, 2013 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Public Lecture: Facing special Challenges – the Israeli Supreme Court, Dec. 18 2012 @ University of Nairobi

Date: December 18, 2012
Venue: 8-4-4 Hall, University of Nairobi
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Speaker: Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former deputy president Israeli Supreme Court

Commentary: Hon (Dr.) Willy Mutunga – Chief Justice/President – Supreme Court of Kenya

For more info: UoN website

December 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

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