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The Arusha Declaration @50

To mark the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s Arusha Declaration in February 1967, the Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group at the University of Edinburgh are hosting a one-day workshop on the theme ‘The Arusha Declaration @50’ on Friday 24 February 2017.

The workshop will bring together academics from across the UK and Tanzania providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the broad theme of implications of the Arusha Declaration on contemporary Tanzanian politics, economic development, education and social media. There will also be a historical focus, including personal reflections from those who were involved in the early days of the Arusha Declaration. The workshop features roundtables, hence plenty of opportunity for engagement. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided walk around Nyerere’s Edinburgh, led by Tom Molony, author of Nyerere : The early years. The Tanzanian High Commissioner Her Excellency Dr Asha-Rose Migiro will give a short address and closing remarks followed by wine reception at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL.

A £5 contribution will be required for lunch and refreshments.

Check out the conference programme attached for more details.

Where : 50 George Square Project Room, 1.06, The University of Edinburgh
When : 24 February 2017

Registration : We highly encourage participants to register and to indicate whether they will also be attending the guided tour and wine reception.

Louise McKenzie

Centre of African Studies
School of Social and Politcal Science
University of Edinburgh
Chrystal Macmillan Building (Room 2.12a)
15a George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LD

Telephone : 0131 650 3878