Upcoming CS Ubuntu Events
14 May: Symposium- Venezuela Crisis, Regional Disaster?
Study associations Urios and CS Ubuntu have come together in a joint effort to create a symposium to shed light on the crisis in Venezuela. Due to the collapsed economy, hundreds of thousands flee the country as hyperinflation and shortages leave citizens unable to get food or medical attention, affecting the entire region. Protests and riots have become common headlines.
The symposium will provide insight into the socio-economic situation of the country and place it into historical context. It will further take a closer look at the effect this has on geopolitical relations between neighbouring regions, such as Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire. Finally, it will address the upcoming elections and what consequences the election may have on Venezuela’s current situation.
Check out our Facebook event for more detailed information on the event and all guest speaker via this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/441573312966496/
Hope to see you there next week!
Date: 14th of May 2018
Time: 18:15, walk-in starts at 18:00
Location: Janskerkhof 2-3, Room 0.13
28-29 May: Conflict Academy 2018 - South Sudan
This year’s conflict academy takes place in future South Sudan. The South Sudanese government struggles to maintain order across this still new nation and seeks to benefit from their lucrative oil resources. Meanwhile, the Neur White Army carries out revenge attacks under the loose control of the rebel organization SPLM-IO, for governmental for racially motivated discrimination. With natural disasters wreaking havoc among locals and wealthy oil conglomerates lobbying for more lenient land permissions, this is not an easy or safe conflict to resolve. Will this year’s participants manage to do so? We will let you know!
We look forward to welcoming our guest speakers Lauren Gould and Rob Boudewijn. Lauren Gould is assistant professor Conflict Studies at our University, she will introduce the contextual situation in South Sudan through her PhD research on the region's conflict. Rob Boudewijn, Senior Fellow at the Clingendael European Studies Programme and an expert in negotiations, will engage in negotiation training to provide you with the necessary negotiation strategies.
This year’s two-day event looks like it will be an exciting and challenging academy!
11 June: CS Ubuntu Dies Symposium - Trump's Grand Strategy on Afghanistan: "We are not nation-building again"
In the summer of 2016, Trump announced his U.S. strategy on Afghanistan: “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.”
This has led to an upsurge in airstrikes on Afghan soil and a call for more troop-contributions in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan. How do other coalition partners and organization in the international community deal with this shift? What affects does this have on their work, and on the current situation in Afghanistan?
If you are curious to find answers to all of these questions you are more than welcome to join us for the Dies Symposium organized by CS Ubuntu where 4 guest speakers will give their perspective on the topic.
Stay tuned and follow our Facebook page for more upcoming info!
Date: 11th of June 2018
Time: 19:15, walk-in starts at 19:00
Location: Utrecht Academiegebouw (Utrecht University Hall),Domplein 29 3512 JE Utrecht