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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


December 2010

State of Anxiety: Ongoing research on security and sovereign practices in Indonesia.
Dr Laurens Bakker (Radboud University Nijmegen; University of Leiden); co-author, Dr Lee Wilson (Cambridge)

November 2010

Reordering South African Townships.
Dr Laurent Fourchard (Researcher, Sciences Po)

Preventing violent attacks on education in Afghanistan: Considering the role of community-based schools.
Professor Dana Burde (Assistant Professor of international education, New York University)

October 2010

New Media Alternative Politics: Communication technologies and political change in the Middle East and Africa.
A two-day international conference convened by CGHR and CRASSH. Convenors: Dr Anne Alexander, Sharath Srinivasan.

June 2010

Health in Africa workshop, panel on 'Health and new Information and Communication Technologies'.
Sharath Srinivasan (Chair) with contributions from Professor Geoff Walsham and Dr Mark Thompson (Judge Business School), and Isaac Holeman (FrontlineSMS:Medic)

May 2010

Domestic violence and international law.
Professor Bonita Meyersfeld (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

What explains diverging paths of genocidal violence? Evidence from Rwanda, Sudan, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Chad and Senegal.
Scott Straus, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Point of no return: Kabila, Rwanda and the internal dynamics of Africa's Great War.
Dr Philip Roessler and Mr Harry Verhoeven, University of Oxford

April 2010

Scholars at risk: Human rights and academic freedom.
Ms Leila Alikarami (Iranian lawyer, human rights scholar and defender of women’s and children’s rights); Ms Mina Al-Lami (An Iraqi Visiting Fellow under the LSE Scholars at Risk scheme); Mr Gladston Chikwa (PhD student, University of Sheffield; formerly a lecturer in the Faculty of Reproductive Health and Family Sciences at Women's University in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe); Chaired by Sir Martin Harris (President, Clare Hall)

March 2010

The return of the state in post-war Angola.
Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (Oxford)

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights violations in Africa.
Vuyelwa Kuuya (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge)

February 2010

SMS Uprising: How mobile communications are changing the public sphere in Africa.
Sokari Ekine ( and Ken Banks (

Truth be Told? Debating the human rights records of exiled liberation movements in Southern Africa.
Prof Jocelyn Alexander (Oxford), Prof Saul Dubow (Sussex) and Prof Stephen Ellis (African Studies Centre, Leiden & Free University Amsterdam) with Paul Trewhela, author of Inside Quatro: Uncovering the Exile History of the ANC and SWAPO.

Struggles for citizenship in Africa.
Bronwen Manby (AfriMAP and Open Society Foundation)

Transitional Justice in Rwanda: Assessing Gacaca.
Dr Phil Clark (Oxford)

A matter of life and death: The struggle for Ugandan gay rights.
David Kato, Advocacy/Litigation officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

January 2010

Democracy in Post-Colonial Africa.
Professor John Dunn (Cambridge)




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