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Sawyer Seminar Series

29 March 2010 - 30 June 2011

17h00

WISER - 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, Wits East Campus)

The Sawyer Seminar Series at Wits is pleased to announce the beginning of a cycle of four Advanced Study Groups on the themes

1. Old and New Racial Formations

2. Assets of the Poor, Property and Privatization

3. Old and New Figures of Poverty and Vulnerability

4. Democracy, Justice and the Ethics of Mutuality

The four study groups of six sessions each will take place consecutively over the next 18 months. We will begin with the Study Group on Old and New Racial Formations. For those interested in participating in the first Study Group, an introductory meeting will take place at 5pm on Monday the 29th of March in the WISER Seminar Room - 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, East Campus (preceding the fi rst Fanon lecture).

A Reader will be distributed for the cost of R 100. Please be sure to have this amount of cash with you on the day. The subsequent meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm at the WISER Seminar Room on the provisional dates of 7 April / 14 April / 28 April / 5 May / 19 May / 2 June.

The Sawyer Seminar will be inaugurated by two public lectures: Two Nights with Fanon – Property, Wealth and Racial Nationalism after Decolonisation Professor Achille Mbembe. Chaired by Prof Tawana Kupe Monday 29 th March and Monday 12th of April 2010, 6 - 8pm WISER Seminar Room (6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, East Campus) Drinks and snacks will be served.

The Sawyer Seminar Series at the Faculty of Humanities, Wits University, is coordinated by the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism and the School of Social Sciences with a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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