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Annual Conference 2016 - Early bird registrations

Early bird registration ends Friday 18 March so register TODAY to benefit from an attractive discounted rate,

It's time for the annual CAS conference! In partnership with the Global Development Academy, this year's theme is Decolonizing the Academy.  

Please register THIS WEEK for the early bird rate, which includes a tote bag, lunch, tea, and the wine reception.

We have an all-star roster of panelists and keynote speakers, including:

Dr Sean Jacobs, The New School, Founder of "Africa Is A Country" blog and South African media and culture scholar

Dr Shose Kessi, University of Cape Town, Social Psychology specialist on race, consciousness, empowerment and resistance

Dr Elalwani Ragumondo, University of Cape Town, Health scientist and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Transformation

Dr Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, Ugandan Martyr’s University, Specialist in Ethics and Research Methods

Dr Signe Arnfred, Roskilde University, Specialist in Sexuality and Gender in Africa

Ms Zainab Usman, University of Oxford, doctoral candidate in Development and prolific tweeter/political affairs commentator specialising in Nigeria

A roundtable on the state of African Studies in Europe, featuring:

Dr Barbara Bompiani, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Prof Ambreena Manji, Cardiff University, former director of the British Institute in East Africa

Dr Clara Carvalho, CEI-IUL, chair of the AEGIS network

Dr Akinyinka Akinyaode, African Studies Centre Leiden

And many more!

We look forward to having a great turn out from the University’s broader Africa-interested community.


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