Namibia Scientific Society events 1 + 4 February

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Monday, 1st February 2016 at 19h30:

Presentation by Tycho van der Hoog: Namibia and its beer – a historical perspective


The history of beer in Namibia is a fascinating tale about a centuries´ long tradition of home brewing, the arrival of German knowledge and skills, the turbulent years of drinking during apartheid and the remarkable transformation of Namibia Breweries Limited, making Namibian beer world renowned. The consumption and production of beer in Namibia is closely intertwined with the general history of the country and gives valuable insights into the relationship between market and state. In this talk, the speaker will present the first findings of a six months research project on this topic. Prost!

Tycho van der Hoog (MPhil) studied history and political science at Leiden University, where he conducted a three month field research in Zambia. He is currently affiliated to the African Studies Centre in Leiden and spends six months in Namibia for research. At the core of his research interest is the relationship between states and markets in the development of nationalism.

Thursday, 4th February at 19h30:

Public talk by Ambassador of the European Union H.E. Jana Hybaskova: 2016- Europa in turmoil?


Jana Hybaskova currently serves as the EU Ambassador to Namibia. She just accomplished long tenure as the Head of the EU Delegation to Iraq, where she was responsible for political, humanitarian, stabilization, security, trade and economic coordination of member states. In previous political carrier, she served in the European parliament as the member of AFET, heading parliamentary Delegation for the relations with Israel. As a Czech diplomat Hybaskova served as Ambassador to Kuwait and Qatar till 2004, Ambassador Advisor for enlargement and since 1997 as Ambassador to Slovenia.  Hybaskova is an Arabist, graduated at Cairo University, specialized in Arabic social linguistics.

All events are open for public – everyone welcome!

Venue is Namibia Scientific Society, Robert Mugabe Ave 110, opposite National Theatre. Safe parking in yard – Love street entrance.

Please note: The opinions expressed during any presentations, films or events are not necessarily in accord with ours.

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