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Engaging with religion in disability and development in southern Africa
Thu 17 December 2015, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
Engaging with religion in disability and development work in southern Africa: provocations or progress?
Thursday 17 December - 5-7pm
Professor Leslie Swartz, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Timings and location
When: Thursday 17 December 2015, 5-7pm (to be followed by a drinks reception)
Where: Room 37-38, 1-19 Torrington Place, UCL London, WC1E 7HB
Leslie Swartz is a distinguished professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He obtained his PhD at University of Cape Town, where he trained as a clinical psychologist. He has a long-standing interest in disability and development issues, and recently co-edited a volume entitled Searching for dignity: Conversations on human dignity, theology and disability. He is editor in chief of African Journal of Disability, and much of his work focusses on questions of capacity building for disability organizations, disabled people, and other marginalised groups in southern Africa. In 2015 he was awarded the Stals Prize for psychology by the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences.