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Dr Peter Wallenberg visits STIAS

Dr Peter Wallenberg visits STIAS

“International business leader, friend of Africa, benefactor of STIAS” reads the inscription for Dr Peter Wallenberg on a commemorative plaque in the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre which carries the name of the STIAS benefactor. It was for these roles, and many more, that Stellenbosch University honoured Dr Wallenberg with an honorary doctorate at a recent … [Read more]

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: The HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Infant: How Can the Excess Morbidity and Mortality be Explained? (3–5 Nov 2009)

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: The HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Infant: How Can the Excess Morbidity and Mortality be Explained? (3–5 Nov 2009)

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), associated with the University of British Columbia, will hold its first Peter Wall Colloquium Abroad from November 3-5, 2009 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). The colloquium seeks to explain why babies exposed to HIV but uninfected (HEU) by their mothers are at enhanced risk … [Read more]

STIAS Conference on Memory and the Past to be held in Berlin (29–31 Oct 2009)

STIAS Conference on Memory and the Past to be held in Berlin (29–31 Oct 2009)

Research fellows from STIAS (the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) will be participating in an international conference focusing on Historical Memory and Social Transformation to be held in Berlin from 29 to 31 October. The aim of the conference is to scrutinise the role of human memory in the processing of the past and of traumatic events. … [Read more]

Towards a New Humanism: Symposium at STIAS (22-23 July 2009)

Towards a New Humanism: Symposium at STIAS (22-23 July 2009)

On 22 and 23 July a number of deeply rooted issues affecting society will come under the spotlight at a symposium on “Towards a New Humanism” held at the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre. About twenty South African participants have been invited and will be joined by a number of colleagues from abroad. The symposium is … [Read more]

Two renowned international scientists to visit STIAS as first Donald Gordon Fellows

Two renowned international scientists to visit STIAS as first Donald Gordon Fellows

During the month of August the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) will host Profs Manuel Castells and Leonard Susskind as the first two Donald Gordon Fellows. This fellowship was made possible by a generous grant from the Donald Gordon Foundation. Profs Castells and Susskind will be at STIAS from 4 to 14 August and … [Read more]