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The South African Denuclearization Exemplar: Insights for Nonproliferation

February 13, 2012

July 10, 2011 was a milestone in history, marking twenty years since South Africa acceded to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).

Long-Term and Short Term Implications of China's Growing Impact

December 1, 2011

This seminar is jointly hosted by the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and Greater China Business Club (GCBC) at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town 2011

October 24, 2011

This is a 4-day, intensive programme for a small number of high level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a...

A Research Agenda for the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security

April 21, 2011

Stephen Stedman joined CISAC in 1997 as a senior research scholar, and was named a senior fellow at FSI and CISAC and professor of political science (by courtesy) in 2002.

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Workshop #5

March 4, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

Civilians in War Zones

January 21, 2011

Richard Goldstone served on South Africa's Transvaal Supreme Court from 1980 to 1989 and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court from 1990 to 1994.

Survival Migration: Old Institutions, New Challenges

January 13, 2011

Dr Alexander Betts is Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is also Director of the...

Principle, Pragmatism or Prostitution? Speaking Human Rights to Global Finance

November 1, 2010

Professor David Kinley holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at University of Sydney, and is the Law Faculty's Associate-Dean (International).

Film: "War Photographer"

October 15, 2010

Film and Faculty Talk Back

Game Changers for Nuclear Energy

June 3, 2010

Kate Marvel is a CISAC postdoctoral fellow working on energy security and nuclear nonproliferation.  She received a PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates...

16th Annual Coaltrans Asia

May 31, 2010

Richard Morse led a presentation on China's long term coal import/export balance at the 16th Annual Coaltrans Asia 3-day conference in Indonesia.  A few topics he addressed were: Is the world's...

Are Amnesties Acceptable and Durable? The Conditional Support Among Victims in Five African Countries and Its Implications

May 18, 2010

Transitions from conflict raise hard questions about accountability for past violations.  Criminal prosecutions and other sanctions are increasingly prevalent, but amnesties remain common.  Some...

The Politics of Life in a time of AIDS: A view from South Africa

March 4, 2010

Steven Robins is an anthropologist from Stellenbosch University in South Africa whose research covers issues of governance, citizenship, and social mobilization in post-conflict societies.

International Voices Seminar

February 26, 2010

Steven Robins is an anthropologist from Stellenbosch University in South Africa whose research covers issues of governance, citizenship, and social mobilization in post-conflict societies.

Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization

February 26, 2010

The lecture is preceded by a workshop at 10am in the same location. For additional information please access the DLCL site listing here.

Zuma's South Africa: wild & free; crushing challenges

February 18, 2010

Anthony Heard was the Editor of the Cape Times during the apartheid struggle and was arrested and charged under security laws for defying the white Nationalist government and publishing a full-page...

The Challenges of Using New Media to Support Social Justice Movements in Africa

February 18, 2010

Fahamu is committed to using ICTs to support the development and growth of a powerful social justice movement that is committed to self determination in Africa.

Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor?

February 11, 2010

Albie Sach’s career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student at the University of Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign....

Global Justice, Individual Autonomy and Institutional Legitimacy

October 9, 2009

Nicole Hassoun (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is an assistant professor in philosophy and international relations at Carnegie Mellon University.

Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Transitions: A Cross-National, Longitudinal Approach

May 26, 2009

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.

Explaining Vote Choice in Africa's Emerging Democracies

May 5, 2009

In this paper, we study the voting behavior of Africans in seven countries currently ranked as "free" by Freedom House International.