The Annual Teach-In takes the form of a week of public lectures hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies.
We have held these lectures annually ever since 2002. The Teach-In brings a particular issue of interest and concern in the public sphere to the attention of the University and the wider community. The lectures take place over lunch and run for an hour. The public is welcome to attend any of the lectures and to engage with our speakers.
The 2019 Teach-In focused on the question of the opposition in South Africa. We asked if the opposition could be understood as being in crisis. We had four invited guests:
The 2018 Teach-In focused on the land question- a very contentious and topical issue! We had four invited guests:
Our 2017 Teach-In was on the theme ‘The Post-American World’ and aimed at making sense of what is to follow the American world order.
The public lectures specifically examined what a post-American world means for Africa, the Global South and South Africa. The line-up of speakers included:
Our Teach-Ins have been annual events ever since 2002 and have covered a wide range of topics: