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]

First vintage of the STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage released

First vintage of the STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage released

The first STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage is here! Patience has finally paid off – almost six years after the STIAS Perold Vineyard was planted in October 2008 (Stellenbosch gets a village vineyard) the first bottling of the 2012 harvest has just been released! The wine was received with much enthusiasm and appreciation for its early … [Read more]

STIAS Fellow Nina G Jablonski named Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State

STIAS Fellow Nina G Jablonski named Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State

Nina G. Jablonski, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University, and a fellow at STIAS, is one of three faculty members at that university who have recently been named Evan Pugh Professor, the highest distinction bestowed by Penn State on its faculty. According to a recent announcement … [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]

STIAS publication on xenophobia traces 'how the SA dream faded'

STIAS publication on xenophobia traces ‘how the SA dream faded’

Heribert Adam, Kogila Moodley and Breyten Breytenbach with a copy of Imagined Liberation.   What are the causes of xenophobia, and what does hatred of foreigners in South Africa say about the state of democracy in this country 20 years after its inception in 1994? These questions are at the heart of a new book, … [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]

Leading experts on public mental health at STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable

Leading experts on public mental health at STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable

Some of the world’s leading experts on public mental health will participate in the second STIAS-Wallenberg  Roundtable that takes place at the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre on Monday and Tuesday 24 and 25 February 2014. Among them are Pamela Collins, Abdallah Daar, Mary Ellsberg, James Gilligan, David Ndetei and Shekhar Saxena (for more information, see … [Read more]

African Storybook Project Presented on YouTube

African Storybook Project Presented on YouTube

In October 2013 STIAS and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) co-hosted a Wall Colloquium Abroad at the STIAS Wallenberg Reseach Centre. The focus of the colloquium was the  African Storybook Project,  initiated by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)  – see African Storybook Project at STIAS The goal of the … [Read more]

Njabulo S. Ndebele's revised edition of "The Cry of Winnie Mandela" launched at STIAS

Njabulo S. Ndebele’s revised edition of “The Cry of Winnie Mandela” launched at STIAS

It was a special occasion for STIAS when the revised edition of The Cry of Winnie Mandela was recently launched here, an event where the author Njabulo S. Ndebele (a permanent visiting fellow of STIAS) read from the text and discussed his re-thinking of this highly acclaimed novel — described by Nadine Gordimer as ‘[a … [Read more]

International workshop at STIAS highlights intricacies of knowledge transfer

International workshop at STIAS highlights intricacies of knowledge transfer

STIAS recently hosted an international workshop “The Impact of Foreign Experts on Developing Democracies” which brought together high-level government officials, donor representatives and academics from South Africa and Tanzania to discuss the intricacies of knowledge transfer in developing democracies. The workshop took place on 4th October 2013 and served as an occasion to present findings … [Read more]