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"Eye on Africa" Speakers for Fall 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
09/10 Ryan Klataske
PhD candidate (Anthropology, MSU)
"Wildlife Management Partnerships on Private Land in Namibia: the Political Ecology of Freehold Conservancies"
09/17 Jimga Jimoh Ganiyu PhD candidate & Assistant Lecturer (Creative Arts, Univ. of Lagos, Nigeria) "Cartoons and The Construction of Political Realities: An Analysis of Selected Political Cartoons of Jonathan Shapiro and Mike Asukwo"
09/24 Frances Vavrus
(Room 252 Erickson Hall)
Faculty, Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Ctr for the Study of Global Change (Univ. of Minnesota) "The Cultural Politics of Policy: The 2014 Tanzania Education and Training Policy as Cultural Text"
10/01 Nicolas van de Walle Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government (Cornell University) "Change and Continuity in African Electoral Politics, 1990-2015"
10/07 Film documentary (5-7 pm)
by David Wachanga
Room 303, International Center "Ali Mazrui: a Walking Triple Heritage"
10/08 David Wachanga Faculty, (Media Studies & Information Sci., U. of Wisconsin) "East African Memory Project"
10/15 Susann Baller Lecturer, African History (Univ. of Basel: Visiting Scholar (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) "West African State Visits in the Context of the Cold War in the Early 1960's"
Wed. 10/21 John Aerni-Flessner Faculty, RCAH (MSU) "The Development of Development: Local Responses to Development in Colonial Lesotho, c.1930s-1966"
10/22 Paul Zeleza Malawian historian, literary critic, novelist, short-story writer & blogger "The Changing Contours of Africa's Global Engagement"
10/29 Toyin Falola (Rm 303)
ASA Presidential Lecture
President, African Studies Association (History, U. of Texas) "Decolonization and Creativity in the Late Colonial, Nigeria, 1945-1960"
11/05 Anouk Batard PhD candidate, (Political Sociology - (LaSSP - Research Center of Political Social Sciences - Institute of Political Science, Toulouse, France) "Struggles for Legitimation: Nollywood as a Field of Popular Cultural Production"
11/12 Amber Pearson Faculty (Geography, MSU) "Understanding perceived access to Water in Uganda: Associations with Established Measures of Access and Health"
Abdiqani Ahmed Farah Somali Institute of Environmental Science (ASA Presidential Fellow) TBA
11/19 ASA – No Eye on Africa
11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday – No Eye on Africa
12/03 Bethany Wilinski Faculty (Teacher Education; education sector leader for TPP, MSU) "'Msingi Mzuri': The Development of Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania"
12/10 Caleb Owen Doctoral Candidate (History, MSU) "A Place to Stay or a Place to Play: The Politics of Open Space and Recreation in Urban Kenya"