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Welcome Reception for Dr. Sylvester Maphosa

Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement in welcoming Dr. Sylvester Maphosa, 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, to the University of Colorado Boulder.Dr. Sylvester Maphosa Official Photo

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:00-5:00PM in UMC 225 (The Gallery). RSVP to by 9/15/2014

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. Dr. Sylvester Maphosa will be the focus of a year-long joint program between Red Rocks Community College and University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Maphosa’s stay will allow both institutions to develop an academic Africa Center as well build both campuses’ sustainable course offerings regarding contemporary Africa.

Dr. Maphosa is the Chief Research Specialist in Governance and Security at the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria, South Africa. He has many years of professional experience and significant field experience in research across violently divided and multi-cultural environments. His current research interests include, but are not limited to: community-based peacebuilding, human security and development, conflict transformation and conflict prevention, evaluating peacebuilding models in fragile contexts, and, African Union peace and security architecture. His most recent fieldwork is on the understanding, interpretation and application of the principle of subsidiarity and protection of civilians in peace support operations in Africa. 

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