• 1 October 2015 Dr Peace Medie, Research Fellow in the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana, Women, Security, and Justice: A Study of the Ivorian State’s Response to Violence against Women.
2009 - 2014
  • 1 October 2009 Dr M Masoga, DBSA, Some thoughts and reflections on indigenous knowledge systems. Where are we?
  • 19 October 2009 Dr G Randall, New Zealand High Commissioner to South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, New Zealand and Africa: asymmetry writ large.
  • 16 February 2010 Prof Y Gitay, CAS Research Fellow, Orality: a creative live culture.
  • 16 February 2010 Dr T Gitay, Art Historian, African art as a bridge of cultures.
  • 16 March 2010 Dr M Matlou, CEO, AISA, Developing an African identity: challenges and opportunities.
  • 15 April 2010 Dr LN Mlisa, University of Fort Hare, Alice, Politics of disclosure: the impact of cultural issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS status disclosure.
  • 22 September 2010 Mr W Nel, Farmer and tourism representative, Environmental concerns and sacred sites in the Eastern Free State.
  • 23 September 2010 Mr T Wakase, Director General: Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Assessing the societal, cultural and political benefits of heritage.
  • 8 October 2010 Prof EC Ejiogu, Centre for Innovation, University of Maryland, The roots of political instability in Nigeria.
  • 19 October 2010 Dr O Ntsoane, CAS Research Fellow, Epistemologies, indigenization and the quest for sustainable science in development.
  • 15 February 2011 Dr Sasha Polakow-Suranksy, Senior Editor at Foreign Affairs magazine in New York, Israel and Apartheid: Israel’s Unspoken Alliance with South Africa.
  • 11 October 2012 Prof K King, Professor Emeritus at the School of Education and also of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Revizwing China’s Aid and Soft Power in Africa: The Case of Education.
  • 2 November 2012 Prof S Bekker, Professor Emeritus of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University, Capital Cities in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 2 May 2013 Prof C Mann, Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University, The poetry of belonging: episodic memory and the shades.
  • 20 August 2013 Dr Leonard Suransky, International Relations consultant, co-founder and board member of the Pax Ludens Foundation, The Hague, The slow decline of the US hegemon. What next?
  • 17 September 2013 Dr Fako Likoti (acting Chairperson for the Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission) and Mr Jabulani Mepha (Free State Provincial Electoral Officer), Elections in Africa: Processes and Progress?
  • 3 October 2013 Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana,Legon, Are You the Scholar Africa Needs?
  • 11 September 2014Prof. Locksley Edmondson, Africana Studies and Research Centre, University of Cornell, Revisiting the Afro-Optimism / Afro-Pessimism Debate.
  • 16 October 2014 Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofu, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (Legon), Marrying Research and Activism: Examples from Popular Culture and Domestic Violence Work.


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