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The Politics of Life in a time of AIDS: A view from South Africa

March 4, 2010

Steven Robins is an anthropologist from Stellenbosch University in South Africa whose research covers issues of governance, citizenship, and social mobilization in post-conflict societies.

Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization

February 26, 2010

The lecture is preceded by a workshop at 10am in the same location. For additional information please access the DLCL site listing here.

Zuma's South Africa: wild & free; crushing challenges

February 18, 2010

Anthony Heard was the Editor of the Cape Times during the apartheid struggle and was arrested and charged under security laws for defying the white Nationalist government and publishing a full-page...

The Challenges of Using New Media to Support Social Justice Movements in Africa

February 18, 2010

Fahamu is committed to using ICTs to support the development and growth of a powerful social justice movement that is committed to self determination in Africa.

Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor?

February 11, 2010

Albie Sach’s career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student at the University of Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign....

Global Justice, Individual Autonomy and Institutional Legitimacy

October 9, 2009

Nicole Hassoun (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is an assistant professor in philosophy and international relations at Carnegie Mellon University.

Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Transitions: A Cross-National, Longitudinal Approach

May 26, 2009

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.

Explaining Vote Choice in Africa's Emerging Democracies

May 5, 2009

In this paper, we study the voting behavior of Africans in seven countries currently ranked as "free" by Freedom House International.

Cross-Coupling of International and National Law. Gender Labor Market Non-Discrimination Legislation 1958 - 2005

April 22, 2008

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Caring About Systemic Military Atrocity in Iraq and Afghanistan

February 22, 2008

Neta C. Crawford is Professor of Political Science and African American Studies where her teaching focuses on international ethics and normative change.

The Ethical and the Political: Reflections on Peace and Non-Violence

May 18, 2007

Uday Mehta is the Clarence Francis Professor in the Social Sciences at Amherst College.

Local Government in South Africa

April 4, 2007

Barak Hoffman recently defended his doctoral dissertation at UCLA.

More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

February 15, 2006

Lyman and Morrison will discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the US and Africa.

Assessing the Implications of Transitional Justice Processes: Empirical Evidence from South Africa

January 18, 2006

David Backer is a CDDRL post-doctoral fellow in the academic year 2005-2006. He is also an Assistant Professor of Politics at the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D.

Political Reform in the Middle East: How Far Is It Going?

April 27, 2005

Marina S. Ottaway specializes in democracy and post-conflict reconstruction issues.