Week 1 with AfriSoc
Welcome to Hilary Term. Those who left UK and come back will have found that the cold is still here, but so is AfriSoc! We'll allow you to settle into your academic stride this week, and starting week 2, there will many opportunities to come together for social, political and academic engagements. There will also be a chance to reflect on the past of our Society, through a look at its foundation, and its future, when we approve the new by-laws as discussed at the end of Michaelmas general meeting. There will be more on this in the next newsletter
- Upcoming Event (NEXT WEEK): Kenya after the 2017 Elections: What next?
Kenya after the 2017 Elections: What Next?
In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again in October. What changed between August and October? What does the 2017 electoral crisis suggest about the state of democracy in Kenya? And what does Kenya's electoral instability say about the state of democracy in the region? In an informal roundtable led by Nanjala Nyabola, participants will learn more about the unprecedented crisis and prospects for Kenya and the region over the next 5 years.
There are limited places at the roundtable. Get a free ticket here.
When: Friday, 26th January 2018 at 14.00 - 15.30
Where: Rhodes House, Oxford
AfriSoc Symposium - Health - Registrations Open
Following the success of the first edition of the AfriSoc Symposium, we are re-proposing the same format for this term. Members of the Society will have the opportunity to present their research in an informal setting. The theme will be 'Health': this can be physical, mental or social and we would like to hear from a wide range of involved parties, from lab researchers to medics, to policymakers.
Register your interest here by submitting an abstract.
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