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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2014

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
02 Sep The Israeli-Palestinian conflict & the future of the Zionist project, by Professor Mottie Tamarkin More... Beit Midrash Kaplan Centre, 15h00 Janine Blumberg
021 650 3062
03 Sep Law & terrorism through the courts of the USA, by Judge Jon O Newman Jon O. Newman is a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He assumed senior status in 1997. Judge Newman was Chief Judge from 1993 to 1997. He holds a B.A. from Princeton & an LL.B. degree from Yale Law School & he was senior law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United Sates Supreme Court from 1957 till 1958. Please RSVP. Faculty Committee Rm, level 4, Kramer Bldg, 12h55 - 14h00 Pauline Alexander
04 Sep Physiology at the Extremes Seminar 2014 Understanding the physiology of humans exposed to extreme situations of immersion and the opposite ends of temperature. More... Garden Court Hotel, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Cape Town, 08h00-17h00 Cindy Maree
04 Sep Whiteman kontri and the enduring allure of modernity among Cameroonian youth, by Francis Nyamnjoh Huma Digital Engagement. Please Note – there will be NO Seminar this week, but you are cordially invited to join us on Huma's Facebook for a digital engagement with Francis Nyamnjoh. His paper will be posted on the site and participants are encouraged to comment. More... Humanities in Africa on Facebook, 13h00-18h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
04 Sep ACDI and SAFCEI presents: The author of Sacred Economics at UCT Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, speaks on the transformation of our economic system and our reliance on the well-being of the planet. Kindly RSVP before August 26. More ... John Day Lecture Theatre, Zoology Building. 17h30 for 18h00 zainab@safcei.org.za
04 Sep Science Symposium 2014 A series of seminars throughout the day, followed by the Popular Science Awards prize giving. More... John Day Zoology Building, LT2, 09h00 - 17h00
(registration 08h30)
Katherine Wilson
021 650 2574
09 Sep The Trigger: Hunting the assassin who brought the world to war, by Tim Butcher In this lecture, bestselling travel writer Tim Butcher will share the discoveries he made while retracing Gavrilo Princip's journey from the feudal frontier village of his birth, through the mountains of the northern Balkans to the great plain city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo. More... LT3, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 18h00-19h00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
09 Sep Law and Global Political Economy, by Prof David Kennedy The Dean of Law, Professor PJ Schwikkard, invites you to the annual Rabinowitz Visitor lecture by the Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. RSVP for event. Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT, 18h30
(Refreshments to be served from 18h00)
Liesel Collins
021 650 2705
09 Sep Linguistic and literary heritage on the East African coast: Towards preserving, digitising and interpreting Swahili manuscripts, by Lutz Marten A seminar in the Philology in Question series hosted by the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project & Huma. More... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 12h30-14h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
10 Sep Dialogues on Peace & Justice with the International Criminal Court & other delegates from the Hague Dialogues with Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, International Court of Justice (representing the President of the Court), Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Theodor Meron, President, United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals & the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Judge Bakone Moloto, ICTY. Hugo Hans Siblesz, Secretary-General, Permanent Court of Arbitration and Dr Christophe, Secretary-General, Hague Conference on Private International Law. Robert Leslie Social Science 2A, Upper Campus, 17h30 - 19h30 Pauline Alexander
11 Sep Insurability & survival of people living with HIV, by Lee Sarkin The understanding of the insurability and survival prognosis of lives living with HIV infection continues to advance. More ... Leslie Social 2B, Leslie Social Science Bldg, 13h00 - 14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
11 Sep Steve Biko Lecture, by Navi Pillay The lecture will be delivered by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More... Jameson Hall, Upper Campus, 18h00 (Doors open 17h00) Sharifa Martin
021 650 5816
12 Sep Smuts Memorial Lecture, by Bill Nasson Wreath laying ceremony and inaugural Smuts Memorial Lecture, followed by a reception, to commemorate the life of South African leader and former UCT Chancellor General Jan Smuts. The lecture titled 'A Different Dominion' will be given by Prof Bill Nasson of Stellenbosch University. Hosted by the Smuts Hall Alumni Association. More...
RSVP for tickets.
Cape Town Club, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
17h30 - 19h30
alumni@smutshall.com
079 771 1406
12 Sep Space Studies at UCT Come and find out more about a new multi-disciplinary postgraduate programme in Space Studies. The programme is aimed at anyone who wishes to enter the space sector, or to deepen his or her knowledge of this sector. Menzies 13, 3rd level Menzies Building, 13h00 to 14h00 Margie Kumalo
021 650 4659
17 Sep Origins of the Space Age, by Prof Scott Madry Professor Scott Madry, Executive Director of the Global Space Institute will talk about the origins of the space age. More... Menzies 9, Level 3, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, 13h00 Margie Kumalo
17 Sep Printmaking and Contemporary Impressions, by Thembinkosi Goniwe Michaelis School of Fine Art lunchtime lecture. Thembinkosi Goniwe is a curator, academic and writer and the head of the department of fine arts at the University of Fort Hare. Commerce Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange St, Gardens, 13h00-14h00 Sharon Werthen
021 480 7111
18 Sep Differential urbanisation in South Africa, by Prof Manie Geyer The differential urbanisation model distinguishes between three clearly identifiable processes in the evolution of urban systems on course towards equilibrium: urbanisation, polarisation reversal and counterurbanisation. More ... Leslie Social 2B, Leslie Social Science Bldg, 13h00 - 14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
18 Sep Words and Freedom: Reflections on Language and Creativity, by Ana Deumert Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
18 Sep USHEPiA Alumni Reunion Colloquium USHEPiA (Universities Science, Humanities, Law and Engineering Partnerships in Africa) celebrates 18 years of disseminating knowledge and building institutional capacity within the partnership. A selection of alumni have been invited to showcase their work at UCT. RSVP by 15 September. More... SAB Seminar room, Level 4, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, 09h00-17h00 Jody Felton or
Hangala Siachiwena
19 Sep Reflections on the USHEPiA journey USHEPiA (Universities Science, Humanities, Law and Engineering Partnerships in Africa) celebrates 18 years of disseminating knowledge and building institutional capacity within the partnership. A selection of alumni have been invited to showcase their work at UCT. RSVP by 15 September. More... SAB Seminar room, Level 4, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, 13h00-16h00 Jody Felton or
Hangala Siachiwena
22 Sep A Man of Good Hope, by Jonny Steinberg Huma Book Lunch. More... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 12h00-14h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
23 Sep Courage in the Face of Death, by Dr Dylan Futter Philosophy Society Meeting. Lecture Theatre 1E, Leslie Social Science Building, 20h00 Liz.Gubb@uct.ac.za
021 650 3316
23 Sep Modelling, Analysis and Computation in Mechanics, by Prof Daya Reddy 3rd Brian Hahn Memorial Lecture. RSVP for catering purposes. More... Lecture Theatre M304, Mathematics Building, Upper Campus, 13h00 Kim Peters
021 650 3191
23 Sep Complex systems and how to analyse them in practice, by Prof John Harte Lecture by Prof John Harte (University of California Berkeley) - physicist turned ecologist. His research interests span ecological field research, the theory of complex systems, and more. Albert Wessels Room, Mech Eng Building, 2nd Floor, 12h20 - 13h30 Harald Winkler
021 650 2100
23 Sep The Thembu King, by Jeff Peires Public Lecture (Summer School extension programme). From the birth of Mandela to the deposition of Dalindyebo, 1918-2014. RSVP for event.
More...
LT3, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 18h00 - 19h00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
25 Sep Are We Star Dust or Nuclear Waste? by Dr Robin Catchpole Lecture by Dr Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University as part of the Astronomy Lecture Series at the UCT Summer School's Extension. This is the story of the birth and death of stars and the origin of everything we see around us, richly illustrated with images from the Hubble Space Telescope. LT2, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 18h00 Claire Kelly
021 650 2610
30 Sep Pink Week: UCT Systemic Approach for Inclusivity of Identities on Campus Higher Education Institutions: Presentation of MSM-LGBQTI data at UCT.
Outzone In: sensitization workshops (16h30-17h30)
More...
Centre for African Studies, Upper Campus Sianne Abrahams
021 650 1006

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