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USIU-Africa to host major UN Public Lecture

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations His Excellency Jan Eliasson will on Thursday, 26 May 2016 deliver a public lecture to the USIU-Africa community and invited guests at the USIU-Africa auditorium beginning at 3:30pm. The lecture which has been organized by the International Relations program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be on the topic, “The Power of Diplomacy in a Changing Global Landscape.”

The Deputy Secretary General is the senior-most United Nations official second only to the global body’s Secretary-General. H.E. Eliasson has had a long distinguished career in international relations spanning over three decades, where he has served at senior positions in the Swedish government, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations. Mr. Eliasson has also been a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University and Gothenburg University in Sweden, lecturing on mediation, conflict resolution and UN reform. 

Among those expected to attend the lecture will be senior officials from the Kenyan government, and the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), as well as various ambassadors, and students from selected local universities. Members of the University Council led by the Chancellor Dr. Manu Chandaria and the Management Board will also be in attendance.

USIU-Africa to host Next Generation Workshop

 
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced the 2016 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Next Generation Workshop to be held from 1 - 5 August on campus.
The workshop to be hosted in conjunction with SSRC, is targeted at early-career scholars currently enrolled in the SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program, who represent leading emerging voices in African scholarship across the continent, and who offer new insights into issues facing societies across Africa.
The workshop offers the fellows a chance to gather, share insights, devise new research methods, and sharpen analyses. At the same time, the cohort expected to emerge better connected and part of a broader set of debates and discussions.

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Electoral Commission announces SAC by-election

Interested students have been invited to apply for the position of Graduate Representative in the Student Affairs Council (SAC) Senate, following the announcement of a by-election by the USIU-Africa Electoral Commission. Nomination papers are available at the Dean of Students Office and must be returned by Tuesday, May 24.

Thereafter, an electoral college comprised of club chairs and secretaries, as well as SAC Senate officials, will be convened on Friday, May 27 to listen to candidate pitches then pick a representative through a secret ballot.