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LSE-UCT July School 25 June - 6 July 2018

Wed, 2018-01-17 13:45 -- 01401366

This innovative and prestigious two-week 'summer school' style programme, run in Cape Town by staff from both the London School of Economics and UCT, provides the highest calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across diverse subject areas.Click here to apply for the 2018 school.

The deterrence myth

Sat, 2018-01-13 14:04 -- 01401366

Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will, writes David P. Barash in Aeon magazine. Learn more about nuclear weapons and current threats in our Summer School course The Hydrogen Bomb.

Two books that tell the unsettling tale of South Africa’s descent

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:38 -- 01401366

South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner. Jacques Pauw’s “The President’s Keepers”has, within a week, become a global best seller. Less well-known, but as important to those who want to understand what is happening in the country, is consultant and activist Crispian Olver’senticingly-titled “How to Steal a City”. Hear these authors speak at Summer School.

Trending and topical

Fri, 2017-12-15 16:22 -- 01401366

Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.

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