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Lecture - CAS Seminar Series on Eritrea: Panel Discussion

Michela Wrong, Laura Hammond, John Campbell

Monday 17th March 2014

5:00pm, Room V211, SOAS Vernon Square Campus, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW - Public lecture (all welcome)

Part of the CAS Africa Seminars series on Eritrea. In collaboration with Justice Africa. The discussion is expected to finish at 7:00pm.

Free event, all welcome.

Starting at 5:00 pm there will be a Panel Discussion with Michela Wrong, Laura Hammond and John Campbell in room V211, School of Oriental and African Studies, Vernon Square Campus, Vernon Square, London (near Kings Cross). The discussion is expected to finish at 7:00pm.

Michela Wrong is a British journalist and author who spent six years as a foreign correspondent covering events across the African continent for Reuters, the BBC, and the Financial Times. Her second book "I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation" (2005) is the story of Eritrea and its existence through Italian, British, American and Ethiopian occupation. She is a trustee of Human Rights Watch Africa, International Alert and the Partnership for Transparency Fund, an anti-corruption NGO.

Laura Hammond is Head of the Department of Development Studies at SOAS. Laura's research interests include food security, conflict, forced migration and diasporas. She has worked in the Horn of Africa for the past fifteen years, and has done consultancy for a wide range of development and humanitarian organizations, including UNDP, USAID, Oxfam, Medécins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the World Food Programme. She is the author of "This Place Will Become Home: Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia" (2004).

John Campbell is Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Development in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS. Between January 2007 and January 2009 Dr Campbell undertook research funded by an ESRC Grant entitled "Refugees and the Law: An ethnography of the British Asylum System". This research sought to follow refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia who were seeking asylum in the UK.

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