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October 2022

Radiant Matter: The Long Shadow of French Nuclear Imperialism in the Living Sahara

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: October 5th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Jill Jarvis PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION Prof. Jarvis’s talk explores the critical possibilities of aesthetic representation for apprehending and addressing the slow violence of French nuclear imperialism…

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The (Dis)utility of Force: Explaining the Strategic Failure of the French-led Intervention in Mali

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Date/Time: October 5th 2022, @5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Speaker: Tony Chafer BIO Tony Chafer is Professor of French and African Studies. He gained his PhD, on decolonisation in French West Africa, from the University…

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Nikumbuke: Health and the UN Development Goals by Motorbike

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: October 12th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Bendettah Muthina Thomas Presentation Description: In her talk, Bendettah will share her personal and professional stories of engagement with Global Health through her collaboration with…

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West African Roots of Pan-Africanism

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: October 19th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Rebecca Shumway BIO Rebecca Shumway is a historian of 18th and 19th century West Africa and the Atlantic World with a focus on coastal Ghana…

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How Jesus Became Black: Kongo’s Discovery of its Role in the Creation and Nativity Stories (Virtual)

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: October 26th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: John K. Thornton Zoom: To access the event directly, click here. For dial-in information, click here. BIO John Thornton is primarily an Africanist, with a specialty in the history…

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November 2022

Ndau Transnational Spirits, Languages, and Identities in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: November 2nd 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Emmanuel Sithole BIO Emmanuel Sithole is a budding Zimbabwean scholar who is currently pursuing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Northwest University in South Africa. He…

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When Fighting Becomes an End in Itself: Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Virtual)

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date/Time: November 9th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Jason K. Stearns Zoom: To access the event directly, click here. For dial-in information, click here. BIO Jason Stearns is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University…

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Education as a tool for sustainable community development: A Sierra Leone Case Study

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: November 30th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Alhaji Njai  

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December 2022

“What Comes After Representation?”

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: December 7th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Sean Jacobs PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION I will talk about the politics of my research practice, Africa Is a Country, which I founded in 2009 to challenge…

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Meaning-less-ness

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Date/Time: December 14th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Speakers: Vlad Dima Photo: Meaninglessness: Time, Rhythm, and the Undead in in Postcolonial Cinema BIO Vlad Dima is a Professor of African Cultural Studies at the…

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