“What counts as disability? Who decides? A socio-cultural examination of disabled students’ experiences at South African universities”
By Oliver Mutanga
University of the Free State, South Africa
Wednesday February 4th, 2015
2:00 to 3:00pm in London
7:30 to 8:30pm in Delhi
9:00 to 10:00am Eastern Standard Time
The Webinar: The webinar will give the results of a qualitative study set out to examine the processes through which disabled students at two South African universities make their educational choices and negotiate structures in higher education. Insights into the lives and experiences of fourteen participants contribute to debates on how disability can be conceptualised. It will be argued that there is a need to reconceptualise disability within an expansive framework instead of the narrow views that are present in South Africa.
Speaker’s Bio: Oliver Mutanga is a final year PhD student at the Centre for Research in Higher Education and Human Development (CRHED), University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is working under the supervision of Prof. Melanie Walker. He is currently at the University of Pavia, Italy on a scholarship of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS) working with Prof. Enrica Chiappero Martinetti.
UK Development Studies Association annual conference
Bath, September 7-8th 2015
Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?
Keynote Speakers: Professor James Ferguson and Professor, Stanford University and Branko Milanovic, City University of New York.
The Call for Papers closes on Monday 5th May.
The theme is the forms of relationship that are valued, enacted and denied through current processes of international development. Ebola, political violence, migration, trade and climate change all assert our global interdependence, while structures of governance still tend to assume the predominance nation state sovereignty. Contemporary growth processes have generated prosperity for many, great wealth for some and exceptional inequality.Their neo-liberal thrust valorises independence and generates increasing populations whose labour appears either surplus or highly insecure, and so rely on forms of social dependence to secure a basic livelihood. Alongside these non-inclusive growth processes new communication technologies have become an important means through which relationships are enacted, reconfiguring notions of nationality, community, neighbourhood, family and personal identity.
For further details please visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/sps/events/news_0094.html
HDCA’s Health & Disability Thematic group invites you to a webinar on:
Different Interpretations of the Capability Approach in a Health Care Context: Why have approaches differed and what should be the focus of future research?
By Philip Kinghorn, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Wednesday April 29th, 2015. 2:00 to 3:00pm in London, 6:30 to 7:30pm in Delhi, 9:00 to 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time
Speaker’s Bio: Philip is a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Unit of the University of Birmingham. His research interests relate to the measurement and valuation of outcomes in economic evaluation. In particular, Philip is interested in the use of the capability approach within health economics in order to capture the broader benefits of health and social care.
Participants must register to participate in this webinar. Details on how to participate will be sent to you a few days before the webinar. To register and for any question about the webinar, please contact Hoolda Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org