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]

STIAS Fellow Abdallah Daar to serve on new United Nations Advisory Board

STIAS Fellow Abdallah Daar to serve on new United Nations Advisory Board

Professor Abdallah Daar, STIAS Fellow and Professor of Public Health Sciences of the University of Toronto has been invited by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, BAN Ki-moon, to serve on the newly established United Nations Scientific Advisory Board. The central function of the Board is to provide advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable … [Read more]

Manuel Castells at STIAS

STIAS Fellow Manuel Castells wins Balzan Prize

Manuel Castells, STIAS Fellow and world-renowned sociologist, has won the Balzan Prize for 2013. This prestigious prize is awarded by the International Balzan Prize Foundation to scholars, artists, and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level.  The Foundation was established by Lina Balzan in 1957 memory of her late father, … [Read more]

STIAS Long-Term Project: Being Human Today -- The Effects of Race

STIAS Long-Term Project: Being Human Today — The Effects of Race

Over the next five years, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will fund seven long term STIAS research projects on selected themes. These projects will be fellow driven, i.e. through work primarily done at STIAS by invited fellows who are resident at the Institute for varying periods of time. Concept notes for the various Themes … [Read more]

STIAS Annual Report for 2012 published

STIAS Annual Report for 2012 published

The STIAS Annual Report for 2012 has just been published. Click on the image to view,  or click here to download the pdf version.

Theunis Roux and Laurie Ackermann at the book launch.

Book by Theunis Roux, “The Politics of Principle: The First South African Constitutional Court, 1995 – 2005” is launched at STIAS

18 July 2013, Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, was a most appropriate day for the launch of a book by Cambridge University Press dealing with the first South African Constitutional Court (1995 – 2005) when Justice Arthur Chaskalson was Chief Justice. The book, “The Politics of Principle” by 2012 STIAS Fellow, Theunis Roux (currently Professor of … [Read more]

Trellis Charitable Trust announces significant funding for STIAS

Trellis Charitable Trust announces significant funding for STIAS

When STIAS director Prof Hendrik Geyer received a late afternoon telephone call on 16 May from Genève he was rather unprepared for the good news that Mr Mark McMullen, Executive Director of Stonehage (Geneva) SA,  was about to announce:  “The Trellis Charitable Trust, administered by the Stonehage Group, is pleased to announce a donation to … [Read more]