Programmes

This consists of WATJCentre Lectures, Roundtable and Podcasts.

Roundtable on Interreligious Dialogue and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from Nigeria at La Nuit Des Idees

On the 27th of January, we facilitated the organisation of the ‘La Nuit des Idees’ https://www.lanuitdesidees.com/en/demandez-le-programme/ at the Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi Lagos which was themed ‘(Re)construire ensemble’ – Rebuilding Together. The event was centred on the organisation of a roundtable with the topic ‘Interreligious Dialogue and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from Nigeria’. This aligns with our …

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Taliban 2.0 and the Search for Legitimacy in Global Politics

Preamble The call by the Taliban-appointed interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mullah Mohammed Hassan Akhund, on the international community to rescind their decision on the withdrwal of aids in order to assuage the sufferings of the Afghan people reiterated the need for collaborative efforts towards averting the looming humanitarian crises in his country. The end …

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The Place of Digital in Political Economies within a Pandemic

Preamble The shift in the operational dynamics of economic sectors globally, since the beginning of the pandemic, has contributed to the popularization of the phrase ‘new normal’ specifically used to depict new guidelines for minimizing physical contacts through physical distancing, crowd control and sanitary habits that, in some cases, resulted in the outright closure of …

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The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible – Prof Rachel Havrelock

Book: The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible Author: Prof Rachel Havrelock, Founder/Director – The Fresh Water Lab; Professor, English Department,   University of Illinois, Chicago, USA Discussants: Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, Lecturer, Leo Baeck College, London, UK Dr Emily Filler, Assistant Professor, Religion Department, Washington and Lee University, USA Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-hDkEAkbw

Pursuing Justice For Mass Atrocities – Sarah McIntosh

Book: Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups Author: Sarah McIntosh, Associate – Ferencz International Justice Initiative, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA Discussant: Fr Arsene Brice Bado, S.J (PhD), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP), …

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Nuclear Energy and Global Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century

June 3, 2021 Preamble The need for alternative sources of energy to fossil fuel towards conserving our world for future generations has led to the search for more sustainable options including wind and solar power, biogas and nuclear energy amongst others. However, the adoption of nuclear energy has been quite controversial in comparison to other …

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African Presence in Western Politics: An Acceptance of Excellence, or Political Correctness?

March 4, 2021 Preamble The recent interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by Oprah Winfrey stimulated discussions around black presence in western politics, with specific focus on the stereotypical comments and reactions based on the projection of the color of their baby – Archie – by members of the Mountbatten-Windsor royal household. Contributors to …

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Kiana Hunter

Kiana Hunter is a Fourth year Political Science Major with a certificate in Human Rights at San Diego State University. She earlier volunteered with the Exodus Refugee Immigration as a Fundraising Coordinator where she helped in raising funds to support comfortable housing for refugee families who were settling into their new apartments. We welcome Kiana …

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