Research Forums

Regular research meetings are held to discuss work in progress and papers written jointly, including the Principal Investigator for the project, post-doctoral fellows and other co-investigators, or by individual members of the research team. Post-graduate students also present chapters of their work as these become drafts that can be shared. The research forums have become an important space for lively intellectual engagement, constructive dialogue and exploration of new avenues of investigation. While the audiences for the symposia/seminars involve more rigorous debate, the Research Forums are conducted in a more intimate setting as they are more about ideas in progress rather than finished work. This component of the project speaks directly to the capacity development goals, which are intricately woven into the very nature of this research initiative.