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The situation in Palestine, 8 October
PRESENTER: Diana Buttu
DATE: Wednesday, 8 October
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: L2, 2nd floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus (note new venue)
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Stefan Cramer CCS Seminar on Karoo fracking, 7 October
Title:Six Reasons Why the Karoo Will Not Be Fracked ... if reasons prevails
Date: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Time: 12:00-1pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Dr. Stefan Cramer
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Thinking through ISIS, with Omar Shaukat, 1 October
Presenter: Omar Shaukat Wednesday
Date: 1 October, 2-3:30pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on student protests at UKZN 5 September
Date: Friday, 5 September 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th floor, Memorial Tower Building, Howard College
Presenters: Mnikeni Phakathi & Asha Moodley
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Durban water and sanitation policies, projects and politics, 1 September
Date: Monday, 1 September 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Gcina Makoba and Patrick Bond
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Southern African people's solidarity dynamics, 28 August
Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: China Ngubane and Sizwe Shiba
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Climate change and global policy battles, 15 August
Date: Friday, 15 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Mithika Mwenda
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BRICS after Fortaleza 14 August
Date: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Niall Reddy
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Climate, oil and activism in South Africa, 31 July
Date: Thursday, 31 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Loraine Dongo and Patrick Bond
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Contesting Water Privatisation through an Efficiency Narrative, 23 July
Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Susan Spronk
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The State of the Art in Non-violent Civil Disobedience, 22 July
Date: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: Room 300 in Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College (NEW VENUE)
Presenter: Matt Meyer
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Southern African civil society, 7 July
Date: Monday, 7 July 2014
Time: 2-3:30pm (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Bhekinkosi Moyo
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The economic consequences of Durban's port expansion, 20 June 2014
Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Time: 12:30-2:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Jack Dyer
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Protests in India, South Africa & Brazil, 17 June
Protests in India, South Africa & Brazil. The issues participants & tactics
Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014
Time: 12:30-2:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room
Presenter: John Devenish
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BRICS from above, the middle and below, 16 May
Speakers: China Ngubane and Patrick Bond
Date: Friday, 16 May 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Food Sovereignty Discourses, Land and Labour in Southern Africa, 30 April
Speaker: Admos Chimhowu
Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Time: 14:00-16:30pm (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Social Media and the Political Economy of Conservation, 25 April
‘I Nature’: Web 2.0, Social Media and the Political Economy of Conservation
PRESENTER: Bram Buscher
DATE: Friday, 25 April
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE:CCS Seminar Room 6th floor MTB, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Remembering and Disremembering Africa, 16 April
Speaker: Ken Walibora Waliaula
Date: Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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An insider account of the ANC in power, 15 April
Speaker: Ben Turok
Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014
Time: 13:00-14:30
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Brazil, the World Cup and BRICS, 10 April
TOPIC: Brazilian civil society contests the World Cup, economic injustice and BRICS
PRESENTER: Thando Manzi
DATE: Thursday, 10 April
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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The fall of the ANC, 28 March
PRESENTER: Prince Mashele
DATE: Friday, 28 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm,
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Identity formation amongst immigrant traditional healers, 27 March
PRESENTER: Waldemar Diener
DATE: Thursday, 27 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Who rules Zimbabwe - and what should civil society do now? 25 March
PRESENTER: Charles Mangongera & Toendepi Shonhe
DATE: Tuesday, 25 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm,
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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UKZN student woes and freedom of expression, 20 March
PRESENTERS: Lukhona Mnguni and Molaudi Sekake
DATE: Thursday, 20 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Cato Manor Between hope and Possibility, 13 March
Presenter: Peter McKenzie
Date: Thursday , 13 March , 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00 Venue: CCS Venue:Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Brazil-Russia-India-China-SA, 25 February
BRICS down, but not out
Presenter: Sreeram Chaulia
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Protest and participation in Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentworth, 15 January
Paper: Protest and participation in Durban: A focus on Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentworth
Speaker: Shauna Mottiar
Date:15 January 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room
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Report-back from Warsaw climate summit, 6 December
Topic: PanAfrican Climate Justice strategies after Warsaw's walk-out
Speaker: Mithika Mwenda
Date: Friday 6 December 2013
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on land grabs by SA agribusiness, 28 November
CCS Seminar: Dispossession and resistance to SA agribusiness in the new scramble for Southern and Eastern African land
Speaker: Giuliano Martinello
Date: Thursday 28 November
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on the Financial crises, 6 November
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Financial crises and social resistance, from household to global scales

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on recycling, 31 October 2013
Mapping Waste From Cradle to Grave: the Inkanyezi Community Recyclers and Global Zero-Waste Movement

Speakers: Gcina Makoba and Muna Lakhani
Date: Thursday 31 October, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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The Anatomy of a Cato Manor 'Popcorn Protest', 24 October
Speaker: Faith Manzi
Date: Thursday 24 October, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Cartooning race and class after Marikana, 10 October
More Than A Joke: Race and Class Inequalities in South African Political Cartoons after the Marikana Massacre

Speaker: Waldemar Diener
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Commoning as an antidote to uneven development in Southern Africa, , 9 October
(a report-back on a Maputo workshop)
Speakers: Molaudi Sekake, Christelle Terreblanche and China Ngubane
Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Film Screening - On the Art of War, 20 September
Producer: Margherita di Paola
Date: Friday, 20 September, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Nonviolence in social-change strategy and tactics, 30 August
Speakers: Geoff Harris and Sylvia Kaye
Date: Friday, 30 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Regional and Zimbabwean civil society challenged, 22 August
Speakers: China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge and Tafadzwa Maguchu
Date: Thursday, 22 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Neoliberal water, neoliberal trade, 19 August
Speakers: Simphiwe Nojiyeza and Richard Kamidza
Date: Monday, 19 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Cato Manor politics, 15 August
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Cato Manor's ongoing socio-economic conflict

Speakers: Simphiwe Magwaza, Simangele Manzi, Thando Manzi, Niki Moore, Knut Nustad, Jabulile Wanda and Philani Zulu
Date: Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Work, unemployment and blame, 6 August
Social conceptualizations of work, unemployment, and blame in KwaZulu-Natal

Speaker: Christine Jeske
Date: Tuesday 6 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on water resource conflicts, 1 August
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Managing resource conflicts through people, policies and institutions

Speaker: Larry Swatuk
Date: Thursday 1 August, 2013
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Time: 12:30-14:00
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Gross Domestic Problem, 18 July
Speaker: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Date: Thursday, 18 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Durban protest hotspots, 10 July
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Durban hotspots - Cato Manor service nondelivery, and South Durban privatised wastewater and port/petrochem expansion
Speakers: Faith ka-Manzi, Anne-Marie Debbané and Patrick Bond
Date: Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Participatory video as a tool for social transformation, 4 July, 2013
Video Makers: Thamsanqa Mthembu and Hylton Alcock
Date: Thursday 4 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Southern Africa and the Challenge of the Congo, 27 June
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Southern Africa and the Challenge of the Congo
Speaker: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Date: Thursday 27 June, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on eco-social justice campaigning, 18 June 2013
The state of eco-social justice campaigning in East Asia and the Americas

Speakers: China Ngubane and Patrick Bond
Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Geographies of Justice: experiences from three continents, 3 June
Speakers: Amanda Huron, Amanda Thomas and Victoria Habermehl
Date: Monday, 3 June 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Migration and the Struggle for Urban Space, 28 May 2013
Speakers: Nik Theodore and China Ngubane
Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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A Political Ecology of TB and the Body, 24 May
Topic: Local Biologies, and ART Protocols: A Political Ecology of Tuberculosis and the Body
Speaker: Abby Neely
Date: Friday 24 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Transformations in Trade Politics - Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa, 23 May
Speaker: Silke Trommer
Date: Thursday 23 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Water/Sanitation Services in KwaNyuswa, Valley of 1000 Hills, 21 May
Speaker: Thuli Hlela
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Youth empowerment on South Africa's Wild Coast, 14 May
Speaker: Maia Green
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Zimbabwe's Election Preparations and Civil Society Politics, 10 May
Speaker: China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge and Tafadzwa Maguchu
Date: Friday, 10 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Government Clumsiness in Rural Entrepreneurial and Coop Support, 30 April
Speaker: Blessing Karumbidza
Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Assessing BRICS-from-above and brics-from-below, 19 April
Speakers: Patrick Bond, Des D'Sa, Megan Lewis, China Ngubane and Bobby Peek
Date: Friday, 19 April 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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UMkhumbane (Cato Manor) ilokishi elithuthuka ngamandla kodwa elibhekene nezingqinamba ezahlukahlukene

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The depoliticisation of civil society in post-communism, 28 March
Speaker: Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň
Date: Thursday, 28 March 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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BRICS seen from Rio, 13 March 2013
Speaker: Candido Grzybowski
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Time: 14:00-16:00 (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Zimbabwe's future, from inside and out, 7 March
Speakers: Choice Mharidzo, China Ngubane and Toendepi Shone
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Inanda rubbish and Valley of 1000 Hills sanitation,21 February
Speakers: Gcina Makoba and Thuli Hlela
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Cato Manor and an Umlazi update, 13 February
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Mapping Cato Manor sewage, animals and protest; and an Umlazi update
Speakers: Thandokuhle Manzi and China Ngubane
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping AIDS, from body to city, 11 February
Seminar: Mapping AIDS, from body to city
Speaker: Faith ka-Manzi
Date: Monday, 11 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Skypecast option: please email pbond@mail.ngo.za to join
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A recent spatial history of Durban student unrest, 7 February
Speaker: Delwyn Pillay
Date: Thursday 7 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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BRICS as Pretoria's next site to 'talk left, walk right', 31 January
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: Thursday 31 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Social conflict mapping in Durban, 22 January
Speakers: China Ngubane, Patrick Bond and the Brutus Community Scholars
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Global corporate power and a new transnational capitalist class? 17 January
Topic: Global corporate power and a new transnational capitalist class?
Speaker: Bill Carroll
Date: Thursday 17 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Smart growth, urban equality and environmental justice, 16 January
Speaker: Don Chen
Topic:Smart growth, urban equality and environmental justice
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Research institutes dedicated to social justice - a global survey, 15 January
Topic: Research institutes dedicated to social justice - a global survey
Speaker: Bill Carroll
Date: Tuesday 15 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Unitary urbanism, towards maximal difference, 8 January
Centre for Civil Society Seminar - all welcome!
Topic: Unitary urbanism, towards maximal difference
Speakers: Guillermo Delgado and Phillip Lühl
Date: Tuesday 8 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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