Call for papers for presentation: IFAA Sunday Forum

Deadline: 20 February 2015 - 12:00am


Where: 16th floor Plein Park, Plein Street, Cape Town

Conveners: IFAA

The IFAA Sunday Forum is a weekly discussion group facilitating the democratization of socially relevant ideas and discourses. The IFAA Sunday Forum aims to connect local postgraduate students pursuing degrees in the social sciences with each other and with a public audience. Presentations and discussions are primarily based on topics in political philosophy, political economy and development economics and are given in a conversational and non-technical style as far as the subject permits.

The IFAA Sunday Forum provides an open space for the free exchange of critical ideas. Attendance and participation is open to all who wish to engage in stimulating and interesting conversation.

Student submissions:

Students (or members of the public) who would like to present at the Sunday Forum must send an abstract of no more than 250 words to [email protected] We encourage presentations based on the following themes:

Economic Development in South Africa/Africa
Development Theory
South African Political History
The History of South African/African Political Thought
Contemporary issues in South African/African Political Economy
Contemporary issues in Critical Theory (gender, race and class issues)

*Topics outside of these themes will be considered.

If your abstract submission is successful you will be contacted by us to arrange a presentation slot. We are currently looking to fill our calendar for the months of March and April 2015. Deadline for March presentations is the 20th February and 20th March 2015 for April presentations.

*Papers of high quality will be considered for publication in New Agenda. Papers should be between 3,500 and 4000 words.


Each session will last 1 hour and consist of a 20 to 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. Audience engagement is strongly encouraged.

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