Seminar

Rethinking the perceived conflict between culture and universal human rights in post-colonial societies: women and multi-culturalism in South Africa

Welcome to the open seminar "Rethinking the perceived conflict between culture and universal human rights in post-colonial societies: women and multi-culturalism in South Africa."

Lecturer: Professor Amanda Gouws, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in the USA.  Her specialization is South African Politics, Gender Politics and Political Behavior.  Her co-authored book with James Gibson from Washington University St Louis, Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa: Experiments in Democratic Persuasion. Cambridge University Press 2003 was awarded the Alexander George Book Award for best book in Political Psychology in 2003. In 2004 she received the Rector's Award for Excellence in Research.  She has published widely on issues in South African Politics such as the electoral system, women's representation and the National Gender Machinery for Women and sexual harassment.