Professor Tim Allen presents dinner and lunchtime lectures

01 July 2016

In association with UCT’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative, Professor Tim Allen, the director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and head of the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be presenting an evening lecture on Tuesday, 5 July and a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday, 6 July.

Deworming Delusions:
Mass Treatment for African Parasites in a Biosocial Perspective

Recent debates about deworming school-aged children in East Africa have been described as “The Worm Wars” and deworming has become one of the top priorities in the fight against infectious diseases. Leading economists and epidemiologists have vigorously promoted the idea, but biosocial research in Uganda and Tanzania suggest that things are not as straightforward as has been claimed.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 18:15–19:45
(light dinner served from 17:45)
Lecture Theatre 1A
Neville Alexander Building

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Humanitarian Impunity, Criminal Justice and Invisible Children:
Social Consequences of the War with the Lord’s Resistance Army

Acholiland in central northern Uganda has been affected by conflict for decades, with more than 30 000 young people being abducted into or joining the Lord’s Resistance Army. Many of these young people subsequently escaped and passed through reception centres supported by international humanitarian agencies on their way home. But no-one knows what subsequently happened to most of them. Where do humanitarians fit into the upheavals that have occurred?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 13:00–14:00
(lunch served from 12:30)
Seminar Room, 4th Floor
New Economics Building

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