Text of the Inaugural Anthony Low Lecture by Gareth Evans on COMMONWEALTH DIPLOMACY AND THE END OF APARTHEID

Inaugural Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA, Chancellor of The Australian National University, Canberra, 17 November 2016.

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Cho Kabudula awarded the 2017 JC Caldwell Fellowship


Chodziwadziwa (‘Cho’) Kabudula from University of the Witwatersrand has been awarded the 2017 JC Caldwell Fellowship and will be visiting the ANU’s School of Demography sometime next year.

Cho is a Population Health Data Scientist and Researcher affiliated with the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit) at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

The Unit runs the Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) which since 1992 has been collecting detailed longitudinal information on vital events including births, deaths, and migrations, as well as complementary data covering health, social and economic indicators in a rural population in north east South Africa. These data have been utilised to conduct population-based investigations of population and health dynamics and their determinants in this rural population. His research focuses on integrating the population-level socio-demographical, behavioural, disease and risk factor prevalence data from the surveillance population with clinical, treatment and laboratory data and applying demographic, statistical, computational and informatics techniques to study population-level morbidity, mortality and utilisation of health services (i.e. outcomes and selected mediators), and their social and contextual determinants.

He has been working with Dr. Brian Houle from the ANU’s School of Demography and to date they have co-authored with two research articles that have been published in peer-review journals,

Gareth Evans to lecture on Commmonwealth Diplomacy and the End of Apartheid

This inaugural lecture is in honour of former ANU Vice–Chancellor and great Commonwealth of Nations scholar and Africanist the late Professor Anthony Low. The speaker ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC  describes what remains one of the Commonwealth’s proudest achievements: its role in hastening the end of apartheid in South Africa. The lecture will focus — from his his insider’s perspective as Foreign Minister in these crucial years — on the central part in that enterprise played from the beginning by Australia.

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Bell School Public Lecture
Date & time
Thursday 17 November 2016

APCD Lecture Theatre, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC

Bell School

An obituary for Anthony Low was posted on this weblog in February 2015 at http://africanetwork.weblogs.anu.edu.au/page/5/