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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


December 2016

CGHR Salon: Politics of Choice in Eastern and Southern Europe: Dr Marcin Dmietana, Dr Robert Pralat and Dr Katie Dow; Reproductive Sociology Research Group, 01 December 2016

November 2016

CGHR Research Group: "Digital Media as Experimental Governance: Shifting the Accountability Paradigm in International Human Rights?: Matthew S. Mahmoudi (University of Cambridge), Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Discussant, CGRH Director), 28 November 2016

Democracy in Africa: book talk: Dr Nic Cheeseman (Oxford University), 09 November 2016

October 2016

In conversation: Richard Leakey FRS on Kenyean politics, African politics: Professor Richard Leakey (Stony Brook University, Turkana Basin Institute), 25 October 2016

Film screening: Things of the Aimless Wanderer: Kiev Ruhorahoza (film Directr), Piotr Cieplak and Dr Andrea Grant, 22 October 2016

Should human rights be apolitical? A debate: Angela Patrick, Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Dr Stephanie Palmer, Dr Sharath Srinivasan and JUlian Huppert, 17 October 2016

Whither South Sudan? Prospects for war, peace building and politics in the world's newest state: Majak D'Agoot (former Deputy Defence Minister), Peter Biar Ajak (POLIS, PhD),  Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Director, CGHR - Chair), 14 October 2016

Book launch: Why comrades go to war?: Harry Verhoeven (Georgetown), Philip Roessler (College of William and Mary), Christopher Clapham (discussant, Cambridge), 12 October 2016

June 2016

Research Group: 'Governing the slums: Lessons from Kenya and Rwanda': Thomas H. Stubbs (Department of Sociology); Discussant: Dr Graham Denyer Willis, 06 June 2016

May 2016

The Political Sociology of Human Rights: Professor Kate Nash (Goldsmiths, University of London), 31 May 2016

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry: Investigations and Accountability for Right to Life Violations CGHR in conversation with the lead counsel for the Human Rights Commission, Toby Fisher: Toby Fisher (Barrister, Lead Counsel South African  Human Rights Commission - Marikana Commission), Dr Thomas Probert (Research Consultant, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudical, summary or arbitrary executions; CGHR Research Associate), 24 May 2016

POLIS Department Seminar - Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour: Who Creates and Controls the Digital City?: Dr Mark Graham (Oxford Internet Institute), 19 May 2016

Book launch: 'United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics and Pragmatics': Dr Zachary D Kaufman (Harvard University); Adam Branch (respondent, Cambridge), 13 May 2016

Research Group: Convening citizen engagement:why mediation matters for audience participation in interactive broadcast shows: Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes and Sr Sharath Srinivasan (Africa's Voices; CGHR), 09 May 2016

April 2016

Social Media and politic turbulence: Professor Helen Margetts (Oxford Internet Institue), 26 April 2016


March 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: Nadia Kevlin (humanitarian aid worker) and Daniella Ritzau-Reid (humanitarian aid worker), 

Decolonising higher education: from South Africa to the UK
Adam Branch (POLIS, Cambridge) and others

Citizen media research and verification: an analytical framework for human rights
Christoph Koettl, Senior Analyst, Amnesty International

The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights as a yardstick for the domestic law of the member states
Clara Rauchegger (Faculty of Law, Cambridge)

Algorithmic predictions in policing: assumptions, evaluations and accountability
Lyria Bennett Moses (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales)

February 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: The UN from within –Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, MPhil candidate Cambridge, former Associate Programme Officer, UNFCCC; Victoria Stewart-Jolley, PhD candidate, POLIS, formerly UNV, UNDP; Chair: Dr Devon Curtis, POLIS, formerly UN Staff College

Minding the Gap: African conflict management in a time of change
Funmi Olonisakin (Director, African Leadership Centre); Pamela Aall (Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation); Sharath Srinivasan (Director, CGHR). 

CGHR Practitioner Series: Pamela Aall, Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management, US Institute of Peace

Roundtable: Digital publics and counterpublics in Africa
Harri Englund (Cambridge), Florence Brisset-Foucault (Paris-Sorbonne), Duncan Omanga (Moi University, Kenya)

Inter-faith dialogue for the sake of governance and human rights
Arthur J. Keefer (Faculty of Divinity)

January 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: Frederik Galtung, President and Co-founder, Integrity Action

Human Rights PhD Triangle conference