The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is delighted to present you the first issue of the MISTRA Newsletter for the 2017 calendar year. We do recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter to keep abreast with our research projects and strategic reflections in the form of roundtables, retreats, seminars and annual lectures.

MISTRA is looking forward to releasing four comprehensive publications from our priority research projects this year. Furthermore, the Mapungubwe Annual Lecture will be hosted in May 2017. Several roundtables, seminars, retreats and workshops spanning issues in the political economy, scientific advancement and humanities are also in the pipeline.

MISTRA has hit the ground running this year, having participated in the Armscor Africa Workshop on Conflict ReductionFoundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Global Progressive Construct ConventionSouth Africa-European Union Sustainability Transitions Policy Dialogue and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Economic Research Advisory Network Annual Conference. Further information on these strategic reflections is discussed below.

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