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Religion, Education and Economy in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas

June 20, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Britain Zimbabwe Society 2015 Research Day – debate and share perspectives and new research on Zimbabwe with an informed audience of both academics and non-academics. All are welcome, join us and be part of the discussion.

8.30-9.15       Registration in the Nissan Theatre Foyer

9.15-9.30       Welcome and Introduction

9.30-10.45     Panel 1: Education in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas

Chair: Dr Miles Larmer, University of Oxford

Presenters include:  Dr Blessing Miles Tendi, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, The Diaspora Intelligentsia in “Changing” Zimbabwe

Dan Hodgkinson, University of Oxford: The history of the student movement in Zimbabwe

Laura Singer, Makomborero, Empowering young women to access learning

10.45-11.15   Tea/Coffee break – Buttery, Besse Building

11.15-13.00   Panel 2:  Religion and Ethics in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas

Chair: Professor David Maxwell, University of Cambridge

Presenters include:  Professor Ezra Chitando, World Council of Churches and the University of Zimbabwe, Pentecostalism and Masculinity

Dr Stephen Moyo, University of Bolton, Wolves in sheep’s clothing: examining the role of the church and faith based organisations in combating corruption in Zimbabwe

 13.00-14.00   Lunch: St Antony’s cafeteria, Besse Building, or free choice

 14.00-15.15   Panel 3 : Professor Terence Ranger and the study of African history

(Keynote panel organised jointly by BZS & JSAS)

Chair: Professor Diana Jeater, Open University & JSAS Editorial Board

Presenters include:   Professor Diana Jeater, The History of the BZS Research Day

Professor Gerald Mazarire, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, Terence Ranger and the Historiography of Zimbabwe: Some Reflections

Professor William Beinart, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Terence Ranger & the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations

 15.15-15.45   Tea/Coffee break – Buttery, Besse Building

15.45-17.00   Panel 4: Political Economy in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas

Chair:  Dr Beacon Mbiba, Oxford Brookes University

Presenters include:

Father Brian MacGarry, Jesuit Mission in Zimbabwe, The Zimbabwean economy – What prospects for change?

Dr Mbongeni Ngulube, University of Leuven, ZimAsset or Development from Below? Operationalizing bottom-up accumulation

Dr Desné Masie, Client Manager for Southern Africa, Africa Matters Limited, Regional integration in SADC: the Geopolitical Economies of South Africa and Zimbabwe

Summing up: Professor Diana Jeater, BZS


June 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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St Antony’s College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6JF United Kingdom