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"Eye on Africa" Speakers for Spring 2016

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 201, International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

Ph: 517-353-1700
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Date Name Affiliation Topic
01/21 Paul Schauert Head of Education (Detroit Institute of Music Edu-DIME)
"Managing Nationalism in Ghana's State Dance Ensembles"
Fenton Sands
(Rm 303- 4pm-5:30pm)
Senior Food Security Officer (USAID/Ghana) "Negotiating Policy Reforms for Development in Ghana: Perspectives & Reflections on Process & Outcomes"
01/28 David Shinn
(Rm 303 – 12pm-1:30pm)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia & Burkina Faso "Security & Development Challenges Facing Africa"
02/04 Mwenda Ntarangwi VP (Development & Communications: Theological Book Network, Grand Rapids, MI) "African Hip Hop, Youth, and Politics of Change in an Era of Rapid Globalization"
02/11 Ben Rawlence
(Rm 303 – 12pm-1:30pm)
Author, and Open Society Foundations Fellow "City of Thorns" (about nine lives in the World's largest refugee camp)
David Doris Faculty (African Art & Visual Culture, Univ. of Michigan) "The Root of Three: Power and Dissemblance in Yorúbá Earth Works"
02/25 Emily Riley Ph.D. Candidate & Instructor, (Anthropology, MSU) TBA
03/03 April Greenwood Ph.D. Candidate & Instructor, (Anthropology, MSU) "If Justin Bieber came to Tanga: Negotiating Youth and Masculinity in a Dying Tanzanian Town"
03/10 SPRING BREAK - (No Presentations)
03/17 TBA
03/24 Thomas Biersteker Professor, Int'l Security & Conflict Studies (Graduate Institute of Int'l Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland)
03/31 Nicholas Kiulia Graduate student? (Fisheries & Wildlife, MSU)
Megan Shutzer
Film (Rm 303 - 5pm-7pm)
Documentary Filmmaker and development consultant (San Francisco, CA) Film: "New Generation Queens: a Zanzibar Soccer Story"
04/07 Megan Shutzer Same as Above "New Generation Queens: Women's Soccer in Muslim Zanzibar"
04/14 Stephen Childress Professional artist (painting, sculpture, filmmaking, theatre/performance) "Important Omissions in Post-Genocide Literature on Rwanda"
04/21 Omolade Adunbi Faculty (Anthropology, Univ. of Michigan) "Hybridizing Governance: Artisanal Refineries, Extractive Industries and the Politics of Oil in Nigeria"