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Being Human Today — The Effects of Race

Based at Stellenbosch University, a core group of STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) fellows* have met since 2013 to discuss ideas and a planning framework for a project dealing with “The Effects of Race” under the theme Being Human Today. They have explored two interrelated questions: What does it mean to be human? And what is the nature of the world in which we aspire to be human?

Their work has resulted in three volumes: The Effects of Race (2018), Race in Education (2019), and The Persistence of Race (March 2020).

*Members included Nina Jablonski (Penn State) (convener), George Chaplin (Penn State), Norman Duncan (Pretoria), Ian Hacking (Toronto), Mikael Hjerm (Umeå), Chabani Manganyi (Pretoria), Gerhard Mare (KwaZulu-Natal), Njabulo Ndebele (Cape Town), Barney Pityana (College of the Transfiguration; formerly UNISA), Crain Soudien (Cape Town), Göran Therborn (Cambridge & Linnaeus).