Mapungubwe Annual Lecture 2019

4 September 2019

UJ Bunting Road Campus, FADA Auditorium

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will be hosting the Mapungubwe Annual Lecture 2019 on the 4th September 2019. Prof Giorgio Romano Schutte will deliver the lecture themed: The age of unreason and ignominy – can we judge the people’s judgement?

The Mapungubwe Annual Lecture 2019 theme will cover such sub-themes as:
  • The apparent decline in global humanist and Left politics and the character of current trends in Latin America
  • The domestic political and social dynamics that influenced the outcome of Brazil’s 2018 electoral outcomes
  • The impact of ethics as well as safety and security on electoral choices and how the Left is perceived on these measures
  • Democracy in the era of fraught American (USA) politics and implications for global economic relations and geo-politics
  • Possibilities for the poor to protect and advance their socio-economic interests beyond formal political platforms
  • The strategic underpinning of the BRICS partnership and whether it can outlive the volatility of politics in the partner-countries and across the globe.
Prof Giorgio Romano Schutte is an associate professor of International Relations and Economics and member of the post-graduate courses in World Political Economy and International Relations. He has been proffessor at the Federal University of São Paulo (Universidade Federal do ABC – UFABC) since March 2010. He holds a Master´s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Amsterdam (1987) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of São Paulo (2003).​