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The use of lethal force by police in Rio

29 April 2015
12:30 - 13:30

Speaker: Dr Ignacio Cano, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chair:   Dr Vanessa Barolsky,  DGSD, HSRC

Date:  Tuesday, 29 April     
Time: 12:30  – 13:30
Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.

Ignacio Cano obtained his joint PH.D in sociology and social psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 he worked in attention to refugees and war-stricken populations in El Salvador, Central America and he was a member of the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador. He later developed  post-doctoral research at the universities of Surrey (UK), Michigan, Arizona (USA) and Lancaster (UK), mainly centred on research methodology and programme evaluation.

From 1996 onwards, he has been based in Rio de Janeiro, carrying out research at NGO´s and at several universities on topics related to violence, human rights, public security and education. Since 2000, he has held a permanent position on research methodology at the department of social sciences of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is now an associate professor. He is a founder and current coordinator of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence (LAV) of the same university. Over the last 15 years, he has published on different issues related to public security and human rights and he has been a consultant and an evaluator for various projects related to these areas in several countries in the region.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

RSVP by 5 May
Cape Town: Carmen August (021) 466 7827,   12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria