International Studies & Programs

Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent.

Fall 2017 Speaker Schedule (PDF)
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.*

*(Please confirm as individual dates and times may change)
International Center, Room 201

Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.


Upcoming Speaker(s)

September 21

Akil Cornelius, Doctoral Candidate, History (MSU): "Gun Running, Guerrilla Warfare, and Technological Change in the late nineteenth Century South Africa"

September 28

Sarah Evans and Robert Logan, Assistant Professor and Graduate Assistant (Kellog Biological Station, MSU): "The Microbial Ecology of Namibia's Namib Desert"

October 5

Ann Pitcher,Professor of African Studies and Political Sciences, Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan): "No Place Like Home: The Politics of Urban Residential Development in Luanda, Angola"

Please visit again soon for our complete lineup of speakers for the Fall 2017.


Past Episodes

View all of the Eye on Africa past episodes and past speakers.