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What do we wish to change with regard to race, racism and racialism? Fellows' Seminar by the 'Effects of Race' group

What do we wish to change with regard to race, racism and racialism? Fellows’ Seminar by the ‘Effects of Race’ group

“The project faces a daunting challenge. What can we possibly say that is new about race in South Africa and will make a difference in the lives of people?” said Nina Jablonski, project leader of the STIAS Effects of Race (EoR) Group. Jablonski and members of the EoR core group were updating STIAS fellows on … [Read more]

Hearing the 'hidden voices' - Fellows' seminar by John Ganle

Hearing the ‘hidden voices’ – Fellows’ seminar by John Ganle

“The project will seek to enquire into the reproductive, sexual and maternal healthcare needs and challenges of women with disabilities in Ghana; challenge assumptions about disability and asexuality; and, ask how the issue of disability in contexts such as Ghana could be better theorised and studied,” said John Ganle, STIAS Iso Lomso Fellow from the … [Read more]

Thinking not just selecting genes - Fellows' seminar by Scott Turner

Thinking not just selecting genes – Fellows’ seminar by Scott Turner

“If adaptation is a cognitive process and adaptation is an evolutionary process and adaptation is an intentionally driven process – does this mean evolution is a cognitive and intentional process?” “We’ve been getting evolution wrong for a century. Darwin’s successors lost the deep understanding of adaptation that Darwin himself had.” STIAS Fellow Scott Turner during … [Read more]

Prof Enos Njeru

PANGeA and STIAS launch early career fellowship programmes

The Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics – PANGeA – has launched an early career fellowship programme with the aim of identifying future African academic leaders and providing them with access to specific training in university management and administration. The network will award 50 fellowships over the next four years to candidates who have … [Read more]

Is a legal order that can include without excluding possible? Fellows' seminar by Hans Lindahl

Is a legal order that can include without excluding possible? Fellows’ seminar by Hans Lindahl

“Is an all-inclusive legal order possible? A global order of human rights, which would include without excluding, and offer leverage for taming exclusionary processes?” asked Hans Lindahl of the Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. “Should we be postulating the gradual emergence of one legal world that all humans could share as their own … [Read more]

Seeking reasons for why we are where we are - Fellow's seminar by Christopher Hope

Seeking reasons for why we are where we are – Fellow’s seminar by Christopher Hope

“Nearly twenty five years after the fall of apartheid and skin colour has moved to the fore and is more viciously pointed out than ever. No one could have predicted this,” said author Christopher Hope. “There was a conspiracy of silence in the period immediately following 1994. The past was embarrassing so talking about it … [Read more]

Is Ubuntu part of the solution to the values crisis? Fellows' seminar by Bo Stråth

Is Ubuntu part of the solution to the values crisis? Fellows’ seminar by Bo Stråth

“What relevance can Ubuntu have as a global value resource?” This was the question posed by Bo Stråth and Tom Bennett in their recent STIAS seminar.  STIAS Fellow Bo Stråth during his seminar presentation on 23 February 2017 “The ongoing values crisis can be epitomised as an economic crisis that became a political crisis that … [Read more]

Roundtable participants

Implementing image-based mobile technology for diagnostics and treatment to improve access and equity in health care – STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable on mHealth

View video showing roundtable highlights.   The fifth STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable held from 20 to 21 February 2017 focused on image-based mobile technologies to improve health care (see announcement). The event attracted over 60 participants and provided a unique opportunity for cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary discussions and networking.  The Roundtable brought together representatives from the clinical, research, policy, … [Read more]

Circuiting to the future: electricity for medical use and a greener society - Fellows' seminar by Magnus Berggren

Circuiting to the future: electricity for medical use and a greener society – Fellows’ seminar by Magnus Berggren

Band aids that monitor body functions and assist in diagnosis; medical packaging that measures temperature; electronic pain killers and devices that stop epileptic seizures; and, plants and paper that can conduct and store electricity. It sounds vaguely like science fiction but these are the challenging areas that electronic engineers and material scientists are working on … [Read more]

Lucie Laflamme and Lee Walls, members of the CC

mHealth – using technology to improve access and equity in health care – Fellows’ seminar by Lucie Laflamme and Lee Wallis

No longer only in the realm of science fiction, mobile technology is increasingly being used to diagnose and recommend treatment options for a variety of disease conditions. “The hand-held diagnostic devices seen on Star Trek and similar programmes are inspiring a host of medical add-ons for smartphones,” said Lucie Laflamme quoting an article from the … [Read more]