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Public Lecture

The Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi Twenty Years Later: Why We Must Not Forget

The Rwanda High Commission in Kenya in partnership with the University of Nairobi invites you to a Public Lecture.
 
Date:  April 15, 2014.
 
Theme: Remember, Unite & Renew
 
Speakers: H.E Yamina Karitanyi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Kenya
       H.E. Amb Dr. Martin Kimani – Ambassador, Kenya Mission to UNON
 
Topic: The Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi Twenty Years Later: Why We Must Not Forget
 
Venue: Nairobi University, Main Campus, Education 213 (ED 213)
 
Time: 1400 hrs – 1600 hrs
 
In a hundred days of Rwanda’s darkest history, over one million Rwandans perished in the genocide against the Tutsi. 2014 marks the twentieth commemoration of those events, and is an important occasion to remember the lives lost, show solidarity with survivors and unite to ensure it never happens again in Rwanda or elsewhere. As Rwanda looks forward to the future, it has a vision of hope, dignity and prosperity for her citizens. During this commemoration period, Rwanda is honoured to share her experiences and learn from others.
 

Invitation to a public lecture by Dr. Deqo Mohamed

 
Lecture: Dr. Deqo Mohamed, CEO of the Dr Hawa Abdi Foundation
Columbia Global Centers, Africa in Nairobi and the University of Nairobi invite you to a lecture in
Date: Thursday 27th March, 2014
Time: 1600 hrs- 1730 hrs
Followed by book signing
Location: Education Theatre 1, University of Nairobi, Kenya
 
Dr. Deqo Mohamed is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), and daughter of Dr. Hawa Abdi. Dr. Abdi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. In 1983, Dr. Abdi began providing free obstetrician services to around 24 rural women per day, from a one-room clinic on family owned land in the Lower Shebelle region in Somalia; since then- in the midst of the Somali civil war- her and her family and Foundation have provided care to some 2 million people, and their compound now includes a hospital, school, nutritional center and agricultural activities.
 
Dr. Mohamed will speak on the challenges her family faced over the past three decades, and their plans for the future, and then take question from the audience. She will then sign copies of her mother’s book Keeping Hope Alive, which will be available for sale.
 
This lecture is free and open to all on a first-come, first-served basis, but you must pre=register to attend (See below), and please bring your photo ID (national ID card or similar) with you on that day. Please note that this even will commence at 1600hrs sharp, with minimal introductions; late comers may not be admitted.
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Here's a clip (just over 8 minutes) from "TEDWomen 2010":
 
Here's Nicholas Kristof's article on Dr Abdi from December 2010:
 
Glamour magazine has named Dr Abdi a "woman of the year", calling her "equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo".
 

Former Israeli Supreme Court judge gives public lecture at UoN

In keeping with its tradition of hosting international discourse, the University of Nairobi, yesterday interacted with Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court on the  interesting topic  “Facing Special Challenges: The Supreme Court of Israel” held at at the University of Nairobi’s 8-4-4 auditorium. Justice Rivlin tracked the history of the Israeli constitution and pointed out some of the constitutional changes and challenges the country has gone through.

During the presentation, Justice Rivlin, took a thought-provoking approach where he compared and contrasted Israel’s and Kenya’s legal systems.  He commended Kenya for doing away with the independence constitution and bringing into realization a new constitution; something that the state of Israel has been unable to realize.

Invitation to a public lecture by Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi invites you to a public lecture by the Hon. Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, who will cover the topic “Facing Special Challenges: The Supreme Court of Israel.”

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3.00 pm in 8-4-4 (Multi-purpose hall), Main Campus.

The Chief Justice/President, Supreme Court of Kenya, the Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga will also give a commentary.

Guests to be seated by 2.30 pm

Welcome.

Nobel Laureate, Sir John Sulston interacts with the UoN community

Sir John Sulston, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology/ Medicine 2002, yesterday gave a moving lecture dubbed ‘People and the Planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite earth?’ at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

In his presentation, Sir John looked at the links between global population, consumption and the environment, and the implications for sustainable development. He said that the impact of the growing population and the growing consumption of resources by the richer countries is bringing us to the limits of what the earth can sustain. He said that population and consumption should be considered together as it is the combination of the two that determine the impact on a finite planet.

He called on different stakeholders to look into practical and sustainable solutions that will see the current population and consumption trend improve. He made reference to the recommendations made in the People and the Planet April 2012 report.

The event was joint venture by the UoN’s Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), African Institute for development policy (AFIDEP), Network of African Science Academics (NASAC) and the Royal Society.

Invitation to Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002, Sir John Sulston FRS

The  Population Studies and Research Institute invites you to a public lecture by  Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002, Sir John Sulston FRS on Monday, 10th December, 2012 at the University of Nairobi, 8-4-4 Auditorium.

 

Topic: People and the planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite Earth?

 

Organized by University of Nairobi, (UoN), Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in conjunction with The Royal Society, UK

RSVP to events@afidep.org or contact Emma on 0707 208 649

Guests to be seated by 2.00 PM

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Invitation to a Public Lecture

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi invites all students and members of staff to a public lecture by Ford Foundation President Luis A. Ubiñas who will be reflecting on ‘Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy in Kenya.’

The lecture will be held on Monday, November 12 2012 at 2.00 pm in Taifa Hall, Main Campus.

Guests to be seated by 2.00 pm.

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Invitation to Public Lecture by Ford Foundation President Luis A. Ubiñas

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi