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University of Witwatersrand – School of International Relations: Professor Amy Niang

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Amy Niang, from the School of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Niang is a political scientist with an interest in the history of state formation and related ideas of sovereignty, statehood, community and order. We discuss some aspects of her research and the School’s goal to develop its students teaching concepts like cosmopolitanism and multilateralism. We debate mechanisms to accelerate gender equality, highlighting legislative instruments and note that many activists tend to be female. We remark on the importance of mentoring young women to aid their advancement. Tune in for more…

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