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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 2018 Schedule (PDF)
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.*

Seminars are also live-streamed at

Recent Seminars can be watched at

*(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)

April 12

Fr. Francis Limo Riwa, Children’s Village, Meru, Kenya

Natural Resource Management and Public Health :The Role of Boarding Schools in Meru, Kenya”

April 19

Greg Marinovich, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer

“Confronting the Contradictions of Documentary Photography”

April 26

Tara Mock, Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison College, & Doctoral Candidate

"Manufacturing Sameness: Continuities and Expansions of Community Identity in Africa-China Relations "

Past Episodes

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