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How we learnt to think like humans  - Fellows' seminar by Peter Gärdenfors, Marlize Lombard and Anders Högberg

How we learnt to think like humans – Fellows’ seminar by Peter Gärdenfors, Marlize Lombard and Anders Högberg

STIAS fellows Peter Gärdenfors, Marlize Lombard and Anders Högberg after their seminar on 29 November 2018 “Our expanding knowledge of the hominin tree, in combination with the archaeological record of sub-Saharan Africa and the reconstruction of ancient human genomes change our understanding of human cognitive evolution. Previously, it was thought that the modern human mind … [Read more]

Examining an African perspective on legal, human rights and governance issues - visiting scholars, Nkatha Kabira and Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, highlight their projects

Examining an African perspective on legal, human rights and governance issues – visiting scholars, Nkatha Kabira and Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, highlight their projects

The law of commissions – a comparative study of the place of commissions in law and governance “Commissions have come to occupy a central place in law and governance particularly in Africa. However, they are often seen as an indication that the government has no intention of doing anything about the problem and wishes to … [Read more]

Clear evidence that needs implementation - DOHaD fellows' seminar

Clear evidence that needs implementation – DOHaD fellows’ seminar

“Prevention of cardiovascular and other non-communicable disease starts with a wish for a child. The first 1000 days shape who we are,” said Tessa Roseboom, Professor of Early Development and Health at the University of Amsterdam. “The field has acquired substantial momentum over the last 25 years – now is a good time to operationalise … [Read more]