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Friday, 25 May 2018

Celebrating Africa Day

Fifty-five years ago today, the Organisation of Africa Unity was born. Founded by 32 states, its quest was to bring about freedom and unity on the continent. The body was renamed the African Union in 2004 but its goal remains the same in 2018: a peaceful, prosperous and integrated Africa for all.
Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ignored the views and entreaties of America’s closest European allies, the repeated and uncontested findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran was abiding by the terms of the accord, the similar findings by US intelligence agencies and the advice of his own Secretary of Defense. It also provoked a rare public rebuke from his predecessor Barack Obama, who led the multilateral process that produced the accord.
The South African Institute of International Affairs held a key note address by former Prime Minister of France, Mr Dominique de Villepin, on “The European Union and the new multipolar world order”.
The Embassy of Germany in cooperation with SAIIA held a roundtable discussion on 'South Africa and Germany in the United Nations – joint responsibilities and challenges'
The Report Card on International Cooperation gives a dismal C- to international efforts to mitigate the world’s most pressing problems in 2017, the same grade given for 2016.
The T20 Africa Standing Group (T20 Africa) held its first Annual Meeting “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development between G20 and Africa” from 14 to 15 of April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In recent years discourse on humankind’s relationship with the oceans is marked by two primary themes – on the one hand, there is a growing awareness of the current and potential socio-economic contribution of the marine environment, on the other, there is a growing concern about the role that human activity is playing in undermining marine ecosystems.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) cordially invites you to a Book Launch of Twilight of the Money Gods: economics as a religion and how it all went wrong by John Rapley. 
The South African Institute of International Affairs in collaboration with the European Union cordially invites you to Dialogue on Protecting Human Rights in a changing world: Challenges and best practice from an EU perspective. To be addressed by Mr Stavros Lambrinidis European Union Special Representative for Human Rights.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed on 'Managing Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa: the developmental approach'
In the wake of the impasse in the Doha Development Round (DDR) of multilateral trade talks, a number of countries have been looking at alternative ways to advance their trade agendas ‒ one of which involves the negotiation of plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs).
South African Journal of International Affairs Special Issue African Peace Interventions Seen 'From Below': Politics and Disconnects Vol 25.1 is a special issue produced with guest editor Antonia Witt of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany, is now online.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Robert Jackson on 'The meaning of Brexit' (and the underlying currents in Europe around it).
The South African Journal of International Affairs invites article submissions and special issue proposals for our forthcoming volumes. 
Dear SAIIA friends and colleagues,
Monday, 27 November 2017

An alternative path for Zimbabwe

Our Chief Executive Elizabeth Sidiropolous spoke to China Global Television Network (CGTN) Liu Xin about a possible presidential impeachment process in Zimbabwe and whether SADC-led mediation would be beneficial if civil unrest were to break out.
After eight months in office, US President Donald Trump had issued no policies specifically dealing with Africa, made no senior appointments for African affairs, and showed little interest in, knowledge of, or sympathy with Africa or the future of US–Africa relations.
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of China and Africa: Building Peace and Security on the Continent by Prof Chris Alden. Alden is an Associate Senior Research Fellow on South African Foreign Policy and China-Africa Relations at SAIIA and Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Oliver Reginald Tambo was the face of the ANC in exile.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Prof Tim Hoyt on 'Trends in International Terrorism and the Changing Character of Contemporary Warfare'.
Free-to-view access through October 2017 is available for Vol 24.2 of the South African Journal of International Affairs, a special issue focused on ‘Reviewing the first decade of the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership’, produced with guest editors Lesley Masters and Lara Hierro of the University of Johannesburg.
''If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.''
Each year, the SAIIA-KAS Careers Evenings attract hundreds of students in both Gauteng and Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the evenings provide Humanities students with an introduction to the career opportunities available to them after graduation.
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of 'Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa's Future' by Jakkie Cilliers.
G20 leaders will launch a Compact with Africa as the major new initiative of their 7/8 July summit in Hamburg, Germany.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are delighted to invite you to a Book launch on South African Foreign Policy: Identities, Intentions, and Directions with the support of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Political Science and the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Prof John H. Stanfield II on 'The First 100 days of US President Donald Trump: Unpeeling the Personified Paradoxical Unknown in American and Global Politics'.
Meeting his counterparts in Europe on his first overseas trip in May, President Donald Trump failed to reassure them that the military alliance, which has been the backbone of the Atlantic relationship since the end of the Cold War, will receive the same degree of commitment from the US as in the past.
This statement is supported by renowned scholars from rising powers of the South as well as Germany. The common position demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the Paris Accord and expresses our determination to deepen joint knowledge creation on existential issues for human survival and sustainable development, for global justice and social integration.
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