Symposia & Conferences | 20162015 2013 2012

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22 MARCH 2016

 

Decolonising the University, decolonising the world

 

Join Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres, for his lecture on, Whiteness Must Fall, The Gift of Black Consciousness and the Imperative of Decolonality of the South African University.

 

TIME: 09h00 - 10h45

DISCUSSION:  11h15 - 13h00

Zimitri Erasmus

School of Social Sciences

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

Swop/Politics PhD Fellow, EFF Spokesperson

Moshibudi Motimele

TH!NK Fellow, Politics Department, Doctoral Fellow

 

VENUE:

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, Wits

 

RSVP:

email: makane.phiri@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

 

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2015

 

PUBLIC LECTURES (jointly convened with CUBES)

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11 - 14 AUGUST 2015

 

PUBLIC LECTURE: Urban Marginality - 4 lecture series

Professor Javier Auyero is one of the world’s foremost sociologists of the grey zones of informal politics. His textured analysis of power, domination and the politics of the poor in the urban margins of Argentina resonate across the global South. On his first visit to South Africa, he delivers four lectures based on two decades of ethnographic work. In them, he seeks to sketch an outline of a political sociology of urban marginality through a close inspection of the objective and subjective dimensions of the double life of clientilist politics, insurgent collective action, environmental contamination and interpersonal violence.

 

PRESENTER: Distinguished Visiting Professor Javier Auyero

11 AUG | The Practical Logic of Clientilist Domination

12 AUG | The Gray Zones of Politics

13 AUG | Environmental Suffering in the Americas

14 AUG | In Harm’s Way, Towards a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality

TIME: 16h00 - 18h00

VENUE: Graduate seminar room, South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein Campus East

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13–14 MAY 2015

 

30 Years of SWOP Colloquium

New directions, new collaborations, new generations

 

A Photo Exhibition will be on display throughout the Colloquium to mark 30 Years of SWOP‘s existence.

SPEAKERS: Alberto Arribas (University of Granada, Spain); Ruy Braga (University of Sao Paula, Brazil); Michael Burawoy (University of California, Berkeley); Jacob Dlamini (Harvard University, Cambridge); Alf Nilsen (University

of Bergen, Norway); Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (University of Andes, Colombia)

 

CIVIL SOCIETY:

Geoff Budlender; Koketso Moeti; Khwezi Mabasa and Dinga Sikwebu.

 

VENUE:

Wits Club, West Campus, Wits University

 

RSVP:

email: abnavien.king@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

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2013

 

JOINTLY CONVENED:

SWOP, Ford Foundation, FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)

PRESENTERS:

Raymond Bush (Professor of African Studies and Development Politics at the University of Leeds), T Dunbar Moodie (Lloyd Wright Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Samantha Ashman (an NRF-funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg), Gavin Capps (SWOP Senior Researcher), Dick Forslund (Alternative Development Information Centre), Ben Fine (Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Saliem Fakir (Head of the Living Planet Unit at the World Wildlife Fund South Africa), Miles Larmer (Senior Lecturer, International History, University of Sheffield, UK), Richard Saunders (Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada), César Rodríguez-Garavito (Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes, Colombia), Gavin Capps (SWOP), Sonwabile Mwana (SWOP), Tracy-Lynn Humby (Associate Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand), Kally Forrest (SWOP), Micah Reddy (Wits), Asanda Benya (Wits), Paul Stewart, Gavin Hartford (Esop Shop), Andries Bezuidenhout (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria), Joseph Mujere (SWOP), Andrea Shaw, Crispen Chinguno (SWOP), Luke Sinwell (Wits), Peter Alexander (South Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg), Karl von Holdt (Director, SWOP), May Hermanus (Executive Director of NRE, CSIR). Download the Abstracts & Bios for more detailed information

TITLE: 

Meanings of Marikana Colloquium

The Rise of the SA Platinum mining industry and the nature of the post-apartheid order

 

DATE:

11 - 12 September 2013
 

VENUE:

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, University of the WItwatersrand

2012

JOINTLY CONVENED:

SWOP FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)

PRESENTERS:

Peter Alexander, Franco Barchiesi, Claire Benit-Gbaffou, Ruy Braga, Keith Breckenridge, Michael Burawoy, Crispen Chinguno, Jacklyn Cock, Klaus Doerre, Bernard Dubbeld, Khayaay Fakier, Kelly Gillespie, Sari Hanafi, Elizabeth Jelin, Katherine Joynt, Obvious Katsaura, Bridget Kenny, Loren Landau, Malose Langa, Jacob Mati, Sepetla Molapo, Dunbar Moodie, Prishani Naidoo, Trevor Ngwane, Cesar Rodriquez Garavito, Carin Runciman, Nandini Sundar, Karl von Holdt and Edward Webster

TITLE: 

'Politics of Precarious Society - A comparative perspective on the Global South'

The central problem posed by this colloquium is the precarious nature of social order in some societies of the global South. The nature of social order – particularly how hegemony is secured and reproduced, negotiated, resisted or challenged – is a founding question at the heart of social science. Yet the way we understand this question remains dominated by concepts and theory forged in the history of the West. To what extent does such theory speak to the unsettled, precarious nature of order in a country like South Africa? Or does the project of understanding our southern world enable – and demand – the remaking of theory?

 

DATE:

04 - 06 September 2012
 

VENUE:

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, University of the WItwatersrand

 

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