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CODESRIA Postpones International Colloquium in Honour of Thandika Mkandawire

12 Apr 2011



Amid ongoing protest against suppression of academic freedom in Malawi, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has postponed a colloquium in celebration of the life and work of Thandika Mkandawire.

The event, in recognition of Mkandawire’s contribution to the advancement of knowledge production in Africa and around the world (and in celebration of his 70th birthday last October) was being organized by CODESRIA in collaboration with the University of Malawi and the South Africa–based Intellectual Heritage Project. It was scheduled to take place in his home country, Malawi, on 2-4 May 2011.

Mkandawire is currently a professor at the London School of Economics. He was previously Director of UNRISD (1998-2009) and Executive Secretary of CODESRIA (1985-1996).

Read the statement issued by CODESRIA on 8 April 2011 for further information on the circumstances that have led to postponement of the colloquium.