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Rhodes Professor of Race Relations

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA STUDIES in association with St Antony’s College

Start date: 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to the Rhodes Professorship in Race Relations. The appointment will be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the African Studies Centre, in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College.

Events

Sir Stephen Sedley sheds new light on the death of Dag Hammarskjold: Contested Decolonisation and the Dilemmas of Intervention. The United Nations and Nation-making along the Congolese-Northern Rhodesian border, 1960-1964

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 14:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St. Antony’s College

Eminent lawyer Sir Stephen Sedley will discuss the findings of the international inquiry he chaired into the death of UN Secrerary General Dag Hammarskjold in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961.

Speaker(s): 
Sir Stephen Sedley
Miles Larmer
Michael Kennedy
Reuben Loffman