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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 attend.


16.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 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 (see abstract) (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 Uganda:

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

11:30-12:00 General discussion


13:00-14:00 Campus walk

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) 

Dr. Betty Ogange, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada (Former Director eCampus, Maseno University and key resource person in eLearning, MAGAART project)

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)

Registration for the event is closed!

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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

Department of Culture and Learning • Kroghstraede 3 • 9220 Aalborg East • Phone: +45 9940 8005 • Email: • VAT no: DK 29102384
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