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"Eye on Africa" Speakers for Spring 2015

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
01/15 Brennan, Jim Faculty (History, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) "Cosmopolitanism and Intelligence in Postcolonial Tanzania"
01/22 Bill Burke Research Scholar (Ctr for Food Security & the Environment, Stanford Univ) "Agronomy and the Economy: Using Soil Analysis to Understand Fertilizer Use and Effectiveness on Smallholder Farms in Zambia"
01/29 Tian Cai Faculty (Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU) "Participatory Videos for Smallholder Farmer Training in Malawi: an Analysis of Knowledge Gain and Short-term Adoption"
02/05 Comlanvi Sitou Akibode Graduate Student [(Emerging Geo-political Economy of Natural Resources in Africa (EGNRA, MSU)] "Neo-Colonialism Or Foreign Direct Investment: A Scorecard Analysis Of International Land Acquisitions in Africa"
02/12 Mike McGovern Faculty, (Anthropology, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor) "Uncertainty: Managing an Epidemic under Conditions of Precarity"
02/19 Hikabwa Chipande Graduate Student (History, MSU) "Football (soccer) and Post-colonial Politics in Zambia 1964-1984"
02/26 Kenneth Gyang Filmmaker and Director (Nigeria) Film discussion: "Confusion Na Wa"
03/12 S P R I N G B R E A K - (No Presentations)
03/19 Emilie Diouf Graduate Student (African American & African Studies, MSU) "African Women Don't Just Cry: The Politics of Mediating Gendered Narratives of War and Conflict"
03/25 Paul Zeleza (Distinguished Lecture) Vice President, Academic Affairs & Prof. of History (Quinnipiac Univ.) "The Changing Contours of Africa's Global Engagements"
03/26 Isaac Kalumbu Program Manager (The MasterCard Foundation, MSU) "From Gweru to the GRAMMY'S: The Journey of an African Cosmopolitan Musician"
04/02 Judy Bass Faculty (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) TBD
04/9 John Aerni-Flessner Faculty, RCAH (MSU) "The Development of Development: Local Responses to Development in Colonial Lesotho, c.1930s-1966"
04/16 Thom Jayne Faculty (Agriculture, Food & Resource Economics, MSU) "Mega-Trends Affecting Africa's Food Systems"
04/23 Chewe Nkonde chewenkonde@gmail.com PhD Candidate, Dept. of Community Sustainability (MSU) "Farm Structure Change: What are its Effects on Agricultural Productivity, Technology Use and Prospects for Inclusive Agricultural Development in Zambia?"
Special Fri. 04/24 Peter Cole (John Beck speaker) ODWODL History, Western Illinois Univ "On the Waterfront in Durban and San Francisco: Longshoremen and Social Movement Unionism, 1934-1994"