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Invitation to book launch and reception

Invitation to book launch and reception

A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to atend.


16.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 16.08.2018 kl. 17.00


Closed session with invited participants

9:00 Welcome and introduction/ Inger Lassen and Jens Seeberg
9:15-9:45 Associate Professor Oscar Garcia Agustin/ Invited speaker from DIR (Centre for Development and International Relations).
Title: ’When solidarity matters. Democratic transformations from
below’ (Including questions and answers/10 minutes)

Chair: Inger Lassen

Associate Professor Christian Ydesen/ Invited speaker from Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University.
Title: Testing ‘the other’ in Danish history of education - trajectories of intervention, inclusion and the public good (Including questions and
answers/10 minutes)

Chair: Inger Lassen

10:15-10:30 Coffe and tea

Stability, Democracy and Rights in the aftermath of conflict – implications for higher education and critical research in Kenya, Nepal and Uganda?

Chair: Jens Seeberg


The situation of Kenya:

Associate Professor Florence Indede, Chairperson, Department
of Kiswahili & Other African Languages, Maseno University
(Including questions and answers/10 minutes)


The situation of Nepal:

Professor Lekhnath Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Open
University – the situation of Nepal
(Including questions and answers/10 minutes)


The situation of Uganda:

Associate Professor Charles Okumu, Gulu University – the
situation of Uganda
(Including questions and answers/10 minutes)


General discussion

12:30-13:30 Lunch for invited guests

Open session – book launch and reception


Word of welcome/ Inger Lassen

Presentation of the special issue by Associate Professor Florence Indede, Chairperson of Department of Kiswahili & Other African Languages, Maseno University, Kenya (Chair of Guest Editorial Board)

Brief comments by:
Associate Professor Lise-Lotte Holmgreen, Vice Head of
Department, Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

Professor Jens Seeberg, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University (Director of the MAGAART project) 

Professor Catherine Muhoma, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Maseno University, Kenya (member of the MAGAART steering committee) 

Professor Lekhnath Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Open University (member of the MAGAART steering committee) 

Associate Professor Charles Okumu, Dean of Faculty of Education and Humanities, Gulu University, Uganda (member of Guest Editorial Board)

Professor Inger Lassen, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University (member of Guest Editorial Board)

Please sign up for the event no later than Friday 10 August 2018.

Download the invitation 



Seminar 9:00-12:30 Kroghstræde 3, room 3.104
Book Launch and reception14:00-15:30 Kroghstræde 3, lunch room


Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University


Kroghstræde 3, 9220 Aalborg East, Aalborg University

Registration Deadline

10.08.2018 kl. 12.00

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