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Events

    Apr
    21
    Mon
    4:00 pm Lecture: New Developments in African Cinema @ M126, Memorial Library
    Lecture: New Developments in Afr… @ M126, Memorial Library
    Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
    Lecture: New Developments in African Cinema @ M126, Memorial Library
    New Developments in African Cinema Manthia Diawara Professor Comparative Literature and Africana Studies New York University Co-sponsored by the Mellon Global South Workshop, the Department [...]
    6:00 pm Film Screening: “Without A Fight” @ L140 Elvehjem Building
    Film Screening: “Without A Fight” @ L140 Elvehjem Building
    Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
    Film Screening: "Without A Fight" @ L140 Elvehjem Building | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Without A Fight Beth-Ann Kutchma, producer Center for Global Initiatives University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Come to watch a feature-length documentary film that explores how [...]
    Apr
    22
    Tue
    10:00 am Film Discussion: “Without A Fight” @ 336 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
    Film Discussion: “Without A Fight” @ 336 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
    Apr 22 @ 10:00 am
    Film Discussion: "Without A Fight" @ 336 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
    Conversation with Filmmakers of “Without a Fight” Beth-Ann Kutchma, producer Center for Global Initiatives University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenyan Filmmakers (TBD) by Skype “Without [...]
    Apr
    23
    Wed
    12:00 pm Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Africa at Noon: Bert Ingelaere @ 206 Ingraham Hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Burning Truth. Testimony, Transition and Gacaca Trials in Rwanda Bert Ingelaere Postdoctoral Research Fellow-FWO University of Antwerp/KU Leuven, Belgium More details

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