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China and Africa - LSE Alumni Event, Beijing and Shangahi, May 2014

LSE Alumni and Friends, in Beijing and Shanghai, are invited to participate in a lecture and discussion with one of the world's leading academics in development anthropology, Prof. Tim Allen. Details and registration below.

Prof. Allen is the Head of the Department of International Development at LSE. Much of his research and fieldwork has been conducted in, and on, Africa. At a time when China's economic, political and corporate relations with Africa continue to grow, Prof. Allen will reflect on the development challenges on the African continent, the ethnic, tribal and security issues, which have resulted in conflict and instability. The title of the lecture is:-

War and Justice in Africa

Shanghai, 27 May - 7:30pm, at the Diamond Room, Shanghai Zhongya Grand Mercure, 330 Meiyuan Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai. Details on venue in Chinese and English. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of LSE, from 7:15pm. Registration is required in advance.

Beijing, 29 May - 7:30pm, at the Capital Club, Beijing. Details on venue in English and Chinese. Drinks will be provided courtesy of LSE. Please note that the Capital Club has a dresscode, wearing blue jeans or sports shoes is not permitted in the club. Registration is required in advance.

Note:- If you have trouble registering your details - then email with your name, LSE year and degree, and work position to erd.china@lse.ac.uk. Please state in the subject line of the email "Beijing" or "Shanghai".

Speaker Profile

Tim Allen is Head of Department of International Development (ID) at LSE. He is also Research Director of the Justice and Security Programme. Professor Allen has a broad range of expertise in the fields of complex emergencies, ethnic conflict, forced migration, local conception of health and healing, East Africa (especially Sudan, Uganda and Kenya), development aid and agencies and ethics of aid.

Tim has much experience on research and development projects in Africa. including on projects with the Gates Foundation and the Ministry of Health, Uganda and Ministry of Health, Tanzania on tropical diseases; with the UNDP on funding for recovery in Uganda; and with World Vision on HIV and AIDS in Western Equatoria. He has researched and lectured at a broad range of universities and academies including St. Anne's College, Oxford; United Nations Research Institute for Social Research; University of Manchester; KEMRi, Nairobi; Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda; and Juba University, Southern Sudan.

He has published numerous books, articles and reports on Africa and other topics, including The Lord’s resistance Army: Myth and Reality, edited with Koen Vlassenroot, Zed Books, 2010; Tim Allen and Henry Radice, A Dictionary of Humanitarianism, Routledge, (forthcoming); Tim Allen and Mareike Schomerus, Complex Emergencies and Humanitarian Responses, University of London, 2008; Tim Allen, Trial Justice: the International Criminal Court and the Lords Resistance Army, Zed/ Macmillan/IAI, 2006; Tim Allen and Alan Thomas, eds./authors, Poverty and development into the 21st Century, Oxford University Press, 2000; Tim Allen and John Eade eds., Divided Europeans: Understanding Ethnicities in Conflict, Kluwer, 1999; Tim Allen and Jean Seaton eds., The Media of conflict: war reporting and representations of ethnic violence, Zed Press, 1999; Southern Sudan at Odds with Itself dynamics of conflict and predicaments of peace, PACT Sudan/LSE/DFID, 2010; HIV/AIDS in Zandeland: an analysis of local experiences in Western Equatoria, Southern Sudan, Ministry of Health, Southern Sudan and World Vision, 2006, 80 pages; A Hard Homecoming: Lessons Learned from the reception Centre Process on Effective Interventions for Former ‘Abductees’ in Northern Uganda, USAID & UNICEF, 2005 146 pages (written with Mareike Schomerus); War and Justice in Northern Uganda, Save the Children in Uganda, 2005, 93 pages; Development Effectiveness Report 2003 UNDP, 2003 92 pages (core team author)