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Christof Heyns's STIAS Lecture – Autonomous Weapons Systems: Coming to a theatre near you?

Christof Heyns’s STIAS Lecture – Autonomous Weapons Systems: Coming to a theatre near you?

Christof Heyns delivering the STIAS lecture   “Do we really want to live in a world where robots make decisions over life and death?” ​This was the question Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, posed and examined on … [Read more]

STIAS Fellow Michael Ruse receives Honorary Doctorate from University College London

STIAS Fellow Michael Ruse receives Honorary Doctorate from University College London

Michael Ruse, a current STIAS fellow working on the project Apocalyptic themes in the global warming debate, recently travelled to London where he received an honorary degree  from University College London (UCL). The degree Doctor of Science was conferred on him by President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur at the UCL graduation for the Faculty … [Read more]

Nina Jablonski named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Nina Jablonski named Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS

Nina Jablonski, recently named Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University, has accepted a nomination as Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS; she joins a select group who “have an open invitation to work at STIAS whenever they can”. Nina Jablonski is a co-convener of the long … [Read more]

STIAS and Stellenbosch University sign funding agreement

STIAS and Stellenbosch University sign funding agreement

Author: Alec Basson STIAS and Stellenbosch University (SU) signed a funding agreement on Thursday (28 August 2014) that heralds a new era in the relationship between the two institutions. Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen, acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor of SU, and Mr Desmond Smith, Chairperson of the STIAS Board, signed the agreement on behalf of the University and … [Read more]