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MAY
11
Year of Global Africa: From Power Politics to Popular Power: honoring Prof Michael Bratton
Date:
Friday, 11 May 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
303-305 International Center
Event Details:

From Power Politics to Popular Power: a conference in recognition of the contributions of Professor Michael Bratton to the study of African politics

Events listed here are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in the International Center (3rd Floor).

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am Welcome & Introductions

9:15-11:00 am Panel One: Power Politics & Authoritarian Resilience in Africa --Leonardo Arriola, Associate Professor of Political Science & Director of the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley --Adrienne LeBas, Associate Professor of Government, American University --Eldred Masunungure, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Zimbabwe --Daniel Posner, James S. Coleman Professor of International Development, University of California, Los Angeles --Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

11:15 am-1:00 pm Panel Two: Accountability Rising: Evidence of Growing Demands for Popular Power --Boniface Dulani, Senior Lecturer & Faculty Coordinator, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Malawi & Afrobarometer Operations Manager --E. Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director, Afrobarometer & Former Executive Director, Ghana Center for Democratic Development --Karen Ferree, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego --Nicholas Kerr, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama --Lauren M. MacLean, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University

1:00-2:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Address --Nicolas van de Walle, Mawell M. Upson Professor of Government, Cornell University

2:45-4:30 pm Panel Three: Uncertain Trajectories: Exploring Recent Transitions from Zambia to Gambia to South Africa --Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy and International Development, University of Birmingham --Richard Klein, Senior Advisor for Election Programs, National Democratic Institute --Danielle Kushner, Assistant Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland --Robert Mattes, Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University & Afrobarometer Co-Founder and Senior Adviser --Nicolas van de Walle, Mawell M. Upson Professor of Government, Cornell University

4:30-4:45 pm Closing Comments

6:00-8:00 pm Reception Alan & Rebecca Ross Education Wing, Broad Art Gallery