Professor Jansen is a powerhouse in education in this country and a champion of intellectual freedom. Former Vice Chancellor of Free State University, he has a reputation for transformation and a deep commitment to education.
His new book, AS BY FIRE, examines the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with eleven of the Vice Chancellors affected by the protests, he looks at the forces at work, why the protests descended into chaos and what is driving and angering our youth. What are the real roots of the 2015 and 2016 student protest? Where is the government? How do the protests end? What is the future of our universities?
This is a rare chance to hear the answers to these important questions and to listen to the pertinent and fascinating views of one of our most esteemed educationists.
Date: Monday, 24 July 2017
Time: 18:30 for 19:00