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March 2022

“The Aural City: Sensory Politics in the Making of Gulu, Uganda”

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

You can join this event on Zoom here, or access the dial-in information here. Time: 12 pm CT, 5 pm UTC Speaker: Joella Bitter Hosted by Vlad Dima Biography Joella Bitter earned a Ph.D. in…

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“The Fabric of Diaspora: Memory, Portraiture, and Empowerment in the Quilts of Bisa Butler”

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has passed. You can access a recording of it here. Speaker: Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi Presentation Description This paper examines the complex photorealist quilting practice of the contemporary African-American artist Bisa Butler by raising questions…

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When “What Works” Doesn’t

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

With Fran Vavrus, Professor and Associate Chair Program, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota In this talk, Frances Vavrus draws on her decades of teaching and research in Tanzania as she explores the…

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“French Military Interventions in Africa: Two Cheers for Multilateralism”

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has passed. You can access a recording of it here. Speaker: Tony Chafer Hosted by Jason Yackee Presentation Description This paper will explore the shift towards multilateralism in French military policy in Africa after…

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April 2022

“Africa, the Great War, and William Kentridge’s “The Head & the Load”: Theatrical Collage and the Color of Memory”

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In-person at 206 Ingraham Hall or via Zoom Speaker: Catherine Cole Presentation Description From left to right, Xolani Dlamini, Gregory Maqoma, and Tulani Chauke in "The Head & the Load" by William Kentridge. Photo: Stella…

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“What Comes After Representation?”

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. Speaker: Sean Jacobs A screenshot of the website's Twitter account on 5 January 2022 Presentation Description Sean Jacobs' presentation focuses on the politics of his research practice, Africa Is a…

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2022 Global Health Symposium & 10th Anniversary Celebration

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With its 2022 Global Health Symposium, “Making Connections: Health, Climate & Equity,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) also marks its 10th anniversary. The April 19 celebration, co-hosted by the Office of Global Health in the…

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“Uncivic Legacies: Wartime Rebel Control And Civil Society In Africa”

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In-person at Ingraham Hall Room 206 or via  Zoom Speaker: Justine Maisha Davis Hosted by John Pevehouse Photo of a local NGO office in former-rebel controlled Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire Presentation Description This book project examines…

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“A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa”

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In-person at Ingraham Hall Room 206 or via Zoom Speaker: Médard Obiang Ebanega Presentation Description This lecture marks our desire to seek ways that will make the African continent more resilient to degradation of the…

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May 2022

Building Youth Resilience through Agriculture

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In-person at Ingraham Hall Room 206 or via Zoom Speaker: Lusayo Mwakatika Presentation Description My presentation is about my work on building youth resilience through Agriculture. I will be In this photo, Lusayo (in red…

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