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HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND CONTEMPORARY STUDIES

Africa on the rise: growth and development (Professor Robert Rotberg, founding Director, Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Intrastate Conflict, President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation, Inaugural Fulbright Chair in Political Development, Carleton University)
Milestones in the Arab-Zionist conflict (Professor Benny Morris, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Concentration camps of the South African War (Dr Elizabeth van Heyningen, historian, University of Cape Town)
‘The past is unpredictable’: SA constitution (Professor Pierre de Vos, Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town)
Five engineers in southern Africa (Anthony Murray, Chairman of the History and Heritage Panel of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering)
‘Who are we?’ Shifting identities in SA (Coordinated by Emma Arogundade, Human and Social Development unit, Human Sciences Research Council)
The loss of the Left (Dr Kenneth Hughes, formerly Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town)
Men who shaped the South African media (John Matisonn, journalist, author, past editor of THISDAY newspaper)
Five great philosophical questions (Dr Greg Fried, Department of Philosophy, University of Cape Town)
The centenary of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition (Dr Sydney Cullis, semi-retired surgeon and Antarctic history enthusiast)

Lectures
The right to education in SA: the role of civil society (Dmitri Holtzman, Executive Director, Equal Education Law Centre)
Family secrets (Harris Gordon, previously Pricewaterhouse Coopers USA, currently Treasurer for Association Montessori Internationale, USA)

Conversations
In conversation: creative life in South Africa (Judith February and Neo Muyanga)
In conversation: talking transformation (Professor Jonathan Jansen and Professor Crain Soudien)
In conversation: the politics of sex/the sex of politics (Dr Christi van der Westhuizen and Dr Zethu Matebeni)