Public Lectures

The Graduate School Public Lectures

Visionary academics discuss timely topics, from the ways our health is affected by our most intimate environments to charting a more open, just and sustainable future in African cities.

All lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kane Hall.

March 31

People-Place Interactions, Mobility Patterns and Metabolic Health

Basile Chaix, research director, National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, France
Walker Ames Lecturer

By integrating methodologies from epidemiology and public health, geography and transport sciences, Professor Chaix explores the ways our health is affected by our most intimate environments, from where we live to the modes of transportation we use.

About Basile Chaix

April 12

Towards a Speculative Politics for African Cities

Edgar Pieterse, South African research chair in urban policy, director of ACC, University of Cape Town
Walker Ames Lecturer, Cities Collaboratory Series

Professor Pieterse breaks down how preconceived modes of thinking on urban Africa must be reconsidered so the global South can chart a more open, just and sustainable future.

About Edgar Pieterse

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