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CDS launches an annual collaborative research workshop in Kigali, Rwanda

last modified Jun 13, 2016 12:13 PM

In July 2016 CDS researchers will launch an annual collaborative research workshop in Kigali, Rwanda, with colleagues from the University of Rwanda. Covering topics from Gender to Law in Development, the workshop will also be open to up to 50 students from the University of Rwanda. This initiative is funded by the Gatsby Foundation, and has developed from Jane Lichtenstein’s long-standing links with Rwanda and the work there supported by the Gatsby Foundation. Dr Shailaja Fennell, Jolly Dusabe (Cambridge Rwanda scholar), Christine van Hooft, Dr Sophie Chapman and Jane Lichtenstein will make up the team from CDS.

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.