Public lecture

Reconceptualising health in cities: less disease care, more healthcare - Public lecture by Tolu Oni

Reconceptualising health in cities: less disease care, more healthcare – Public lecture by Tolu Oni

“What good does it do to treat patients only to send them out to the conditions that made them sick in the first place?” asked Prof. Tolullah Oni. “Health is much more than the absence of disease, instead it encompasses a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing.” STIAS Iso Lomso Fellow Tolullah Oni … [Read more]

Leadership needed for a connected but protected world - STIAS public lecture by Ian Goldin

Leadership needed for a connected but protected world – STIAS public lecture by Ian Goldin

“We live in a world that is hyper-connected – our future is shaped by events that happen elsewhere. The speed of change is accelerating – today is the slowest day you will know for the rest of your life,” said Ian Goldin – Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development; Founding Director of the Oxford … [Read more]

Understanding human reproduction and medical conditions from an evolutionary perspective - Public Lecture by Robert Martin

Understanding human reproduction and medical conditions from an evolutionary perspective – Public Lecture by Robert Martin

“Darwinian Medicine, a relatively new discipline, stems from the conviction that understanding evolutionary history can enhance knowledge of human medical conditions,” said Prof. Robert Martin. “Comparative information, not only from other primates but from other vertebrates generally, yields general principles that, in combination with epidemiological evidence, can throw new light on the origins of human … [Read more]

The future of health care is data driven – public lecture by Michal Linial

The future of health care is data driven – public lecture by Michal Linial

                     Michal Linial presenting a public STIAS lecture STIAS recently hosted Michal Linial and Samuel Jubé, respectively the directors of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies and the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study, to discuss the programmes of the three institutes and explore opportunities for collaboration. During their stay Michal Linial presented a public lecture … [Read more]

Struggle for equality deeply rooted in the lives of women – Shireen Hassim's STIAS lecture

Struggle for equality deeply rooted in the lives of women – Shireen Hassim’s STIAS lecture

Shireen Hassim at STIAS Photo: Christof Pauw “Among the anxieties that plague us is the seeming collapse of social consensus behind one of the centerpieces of South African democracy – the Constitution. The equality clause comes under particular challenge for imposing western individualism and undermining indigenous cultures.” “The refrain is heard that the Constitution is … [Read more]

Mosibudi Mangena: "Educate, eradicate inequality and make people believe in themselves"

Mosibudi Mangena: “Educate, eradicate inequality and make people believe in themselves”

At the STIAS book launch and discussion of Triumphs and Heartaches: Prof. Hendrik Geyer (STIAS Director), Dr Mosibudi Mangena, Prof Marlene van Niekerk, Prof Peter Vale (Chair of the STIAS Academic Advisory Board) and Dr Morné du Plessis (Chair Designate of the STIAS Academic Advisory Board) Photo credit: Hennie Rudman (SSFD) “We have to educate – … [Read more]

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]

Manuel Castells' Public Lecture at STIAS – Rethinking Development

Manuel Castells’ Public Lecture at STIAS – Rethinking Development

After the public lecture: Manuel Castells (in the middle), with (from left) Nico Cloete (Director: CHET), Paul Cluver (Wine producer and former Chair: SU Council), Johann Mouton (Director: CREST and DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy) and Hendrik Geyer (Director: STIAS).   Manuel Castells recently presented a public lecture on his forthcoming book titled … [Read more]

Carol Gilligan and Abdallah Daar in conversation at STIAS

Carol Gilligan’s STIAS Lecture – Moral Injury and the Ethic of Care: Reframing the Conversation about Differences

Carol Gilligan and Abdallah Daar in conversation at STIAS Carol Gilligan recently spent a month at STIAS working on her project Listening. On 10 March 2014 she gave a public STIAS lecture entitled Moral Injury and the Ethic of Care: Reframing the Conversation about Differences.  Louise du Toit from the Department of Philosophy at Stellenbosch … [Read more]

Wolfgang Huber's STIAS  Lecture – Human Rights Promoted by Civil Society Campaigns

Wolfgang Huber’s STIAS Lecture – Human Rights Promoted by Civil Society Campaigns

Global civil society campaigns play an important role in the promotion of human rights for all people. This was one of viewpoints conveyed by Prof Wolfgang Huber, Honorary Professor of Theological Ethics at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Universities of Heidelberg and Stellenbosch, and also a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for … [Read more]

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