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Understanding and promoting cities as drivers of economic development - Fellows' seminar by Gulelat Kebede

Understanding and promoting cities as drivers of economic development – Fellows’ seminar by Gulelat Kebede

“Many African cities are underperforming, and the link between urbanisation and development, ubiquitous elsewhere, has not been automatic or strong for Africa. Africa’s cities are growing in population, often without strong job creation in formal, high-productivity and tradable sectors, resulting in urban poverty and lost opportunities for development,” said Gulelat Kebede of the Milano School … [Read more]

Deadline for second semester 2019 STIAS applications extended

Deadline for second semester 2019 STIAS applications extended

In response to numerous enquiries the deadline for applications for the second semester of 2019 has been extended to Tuesday 22nd May 2018; applications received after this deadline will be considered subject to availability in the STIAS programme, as indicated before. See Application to the Stias programme  for full details.

Need for active citizens to combat corruption

Need for active citizens to combat corruption

The need for citizens to actively fight corruption was strongly highlighted by speakers at a seminar[i] on Combatting Corruption held at STIAS. “Fighting corruption requires a combined effort and should be a shared objective. We need active citizenship. Don’t wait for the next election. Corrupt leaders take advantage of our silence and ignorance. You can’t … [Read more]

Joseph E. Stiglitz to be in residence at STIAS in November

Joseph E. Stiglitz to be in residence at STIAS in November

  Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University and recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, will be in residence at STIAS in November as a Donald Gordon fellow. On 14 November he will present a public lecture at STIAS with the title:    The Revolution of Information Economics: … [Read more]

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows' seminar by Jacob Dlamini

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows’ seminar by Jacob Dlamini

“Student protestors since 2015 have made demands for the decolonisation of knowledge production and the Africanisation of universities – what does this mean for a black historian?” asked Jacob Dlamini. “Implicit in these demands is the idea of an archive of black history that is yet to be tapped. And, that if this archive is … [Read more]

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

The versatility of smartphones and the increasing availability of wireless networks worldwide have sparked the development of various digital approaches to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. Image-based diagnostic support, the focus of this special issue of Global Health Action, is promoted as a means to significantly increase the readiness of healthcare services to deal with … [Read more]

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]

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]