The Decoloniality Summer School hosted by the College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) in collaboration with the Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy (AMRI), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) will host a one-week long Summer School on Decoloniality with a focus on Power, Knowledge and Identity.

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Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Provision of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act

University of Johannesburg, Department of Politics and International Relations & Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA invite you to hear Prof Margaret C. Lee speak at the UJ Library.

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The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa

The Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Open Society Foundation South Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, South African Defence & Security Management Network, have the pleasure of inviting YOU to a symposium on The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa...

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Tunisia: 27 Candidates to Run for Presidency

Tunis — The official number of candidates for the presidential election is 27 candidates after the expiry of the deadlines for appeals to the Administrative Court, President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar announced on Friday. The draw to determine the order of candidates on the ballet paper and their appearance on the National Television and...


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America's Edward Snowden problem

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America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


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The ASEAN position on the South China Sea dispute: Quo Vadis?

By Kenny Dlamini Tuesday, 20 May 2014 14:05

dlaminiIn May 14, 2014 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held its 24th summit hosted by Myanmar. It was a historical meeting for the bloc as Myanmar was hosting the summit for the first time, and also considering the fact that the group is preparing for the establishment of ASEAN community by 2015. However, one of the issues that topped the agenda was the South China Sea (SCS) dispute and, as expected, it was a subject of contention.

 

The US-Africa 2014 Leaders Summit: Africa to take centre stage in Washington

By Scott Firsing Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:44

scottfirsinglgMany across the African continent have not always viewed America in a positive light. After years of a non-coherent strategy full of aid and security concerns, and a relative lack of attention from the US policymaker's perspective, we are witnessing a new era in US-Africa relations where Washington truly appears committed for the long haul.

 

Nigeria turns 100 – Reason to celebrate?

By Fritz Nganje Saturday, 03 May 2014 17:10

fritznganjeNigeria kicked off celebrations for its centenary anniversary as a unified country on 27 February 2014 with an international conference that brought together more than 20 heads of state and government, most of them from Africa. The theme of the one-day conference – Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda for 21st Century Africa – was also focused on Africa. This is significant not only because it highlights the exemplary leadership role that once defined Nigeria's image on the continent, but more importantly because in most respects the history of Nigeria embodies the rise and fall of the African dream. A century after the creation of Nigeria, first as a British colony and later as an independent entity, do Nigerians have reason to celebrate?

 

COLD WAR ENDGAME: Ukraine & a Euro-Eurasian future?

By Francis A. Kornegay, Jr. Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:50

COLD WAR_ENDGAME_Ukraine__a_Euro-Eurasian_futureAs asserted previously in my piece There will be no BRICS laid in Ukraine, the Cold War never ended. It went into remission as western triumphalism overwhelmed a prostrate post-Soviet Russia. Fast forward to 2014, one hundred years after the Great War, the first of two European civil wars. Are we on the eve of yet another?

 

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October  2014
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The Decoloniality Summer School hosted by the College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) in collaboration with the Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy (AMRI), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) will host a one-week long Summer School on Decoloniality with a focus on Power, Knowledge and Identity.

Read More... 

Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Provision of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act

University of Johannesburg, Department of Politics and International Relations & Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA invite you to hear Prof Margaret C. Lee speak at the UJ Library.

Read More... 

The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa

The Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Open Society Foundation South Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, South African Defence & Security Management Network, have the pleasure of inviting YOU to a symposium on The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa...

Read More... 

Tunisia: 27 Candidates to Run for Presidency

Tunis — The official number of candidates for the presidential election is 27 candidates after the expiry of the deadlines for appeals to the Administrative Court, President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar announced on Friday. The draw to determine the order of candidates on the ballet paper and their appearance on the National Television and...


Read More...

America's Edward Snowden problem

Page 1 of 2
America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


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