Seminar: Scarcity, Security and Sustainability: Bottom-up perspectives from rural Rwanda

On the occasion of the defence of her PhD thesis ‘Sharing Scarcity: Land Access and Social Relations in Southeast Rwanda’ on 16 September at VU University Amsterdam, Margot Leegwater organizes the seminar ‘Scarcity, Security and Sustainability: Bottom-up perspectives from rural Rwanda’ on the same day. Short presentations will be given by Dr An Ansoms (Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve), Dr Bert Ingelaere (University of Antwerp), Cora Dekker (PhD student VU University) and Margot Leegwater, in which current themes in contemporary Rwanda studies will be discussed, including post-genocide recovery, social relations, transitional justice, land scarcity and food security, and violence. The seminar will be moderated by Prof. Catherine Newbury (Smith College). After the presentations there will be ample time for questions and debate. 

If you would like to attend this seminar, please send an email to Margot Leegwater before 11 September:

Margot Leegwater studied European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University. She worked as a communications officer at the Ministry of Security and Justice before she started her PhD at the African Studies Centre in 2008. She is currently a programme leader at PAX in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Date, time and location

16 September 2015
9.30 - 12.30
VU University, Main Building (De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam)
Room 06A32