Latest Human Rights Consortium publication (published in collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change , edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, will be launched on 26 June in Toronto, Canada, and on 05 July in London (5.30pm, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House). Launch flyer (Toronto)
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The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. The third annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest was scheduled for 25 to 28 April, 2013. Express Publications Editor Deborah John went one-on-one with John Cowley, author of 'Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso - Traditions in the Making', to discuss Lovey's Original Trinidad String Band and its musical significance. To read the Trinidad Express article in full click here.
'The Developmental State Experiment in Africa: the Experiences of Ghana and South Africa', the inaugural lecture of Professor Joseph Ayee , ICwS Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair has been published in The Round Table's Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs. To read the article in full click here.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Director, Professor Phillip Murphy, was consulted by national press both in the UK and further afield following the news that Queen Elizabeth II is set to miss the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka.
Well in advance of today’s meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), the Commonwealth Secretariat was attempting to dampen expectations that the Group would act decisively in response to growing concerns about the internal situation in Sri Lanka, which is due to host the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). On 26 March, Richard Uku, a spokesman for the Commonwealth Secretary General, confirmed that the CHOGM would be held in Sri Lanka, and that the country would not be on the CMAG agenda.
The annual listing of research for higher degrees (MPhil and PhD) in UK universities on Commonwealth topics is now available in the School of Advance Study on-line repository, SAS-Space . Access the publication here .
On the 11th April 2013 the Royal Asiatic Society hosted ICwS fellow Dr Shihan de Silva's talk on 'African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia'. The Introduction on the day was by Professor Peter Robb, President, Royal Asiatic Society. To listen to the audio recording of the discussions click here.
CJA-UK invites you to a media briefing by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu Moni on Friday April 26 at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Bangladesh currently chairs the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) which is meeting earlier that day.
Kenya’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has moved quickly to stress that he will govern on behalf of all Kenyans and that he and his government will try to adopt a new approach in which national resources will be used for development and service delivery rather than supporting a bloated government bureaucracy. His first major move has been to cut the number of cabinet posts from a staggering 44 down to 18. But as he settles in at State House he has something else on his mind, and something that worries other African governments, the Commonwealth and Kenya’s allies and a