FALL 2019 AFRICA AT NOON EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 11

Jan Vansina Memorial Lecture: “The Mulele ‘Rebellion’ (the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Bodily Pain and the Politics of Death”
Emery Kalema
Postdoctoral Fellow and Chair in Historical Trauma and Transformation
Stellenbosch University, South Africa


SEPTEMBER 18

“Jimma University (Ethiopia): An Introduction and Opportunities for Collaboration”
(left to right) Dr. Jemal Abafita, President of Jimma University
Kora Tushune, Vice President for Business and Development of Jimma University
Dr. Mohammed Mecha Abafogi, Chief Executive Director of the Jimma University Institute of Health
Dr. Esayas Kebede Gudina, Chief Clinical and Academic Director of the Jimma Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 


SEPTEMBER 25

“Public Health Policy and Implementation in Africa”
Lara Vojnov
Diagnostics Advisor in the HIV and Hepatitis Department 
World Health Organization

 


OCTOBER 2

“Lemi Ghariokwu and Fela Kuti: The master visual artist of a musical genius”
Artist Lemi Ghariokwu in conversation with Professor Tejumola Olaniyan

 

 


OCTOBER 9

“Climate Change Response: Reality versus Development”
Marie Josée Houénou
Legal consultant in environmental law/climate change strategies
LCOY Côte d’Ivoire coordinator

 


*CANCELLED* OCTOBER 16

“Rebuilding a Model Surveillance System after Ebola- The National Public Health Institute of Liberia”
Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah
Deputy Director General, Epidemiologist, Immunologist, Consultant
National Public Health Institute of Liberia

 


OCTOBER 23

“Arms Flows and Conflict in Africa”
Ivor Fung
Team Leader, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), and Chair for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Task Force
UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, New York

 


OCTOBER 30

“The Straightjacket of Authenticity: Black Writers as Bad Folklorists in the Congolese Nervous State”  
Jonathon Repinecz
Assistant Professor
George Mason University

 


NOVEMBER 6

“The Beautiful Skin: Fantasy, Football, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa”  
Vlad Dima
Associate Professor in African Cultural Studies and French & Italian
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 


NOVEMBER 13

“Beyond Ethnicity? The Long Term, Belonging, and Politics in East Africa, 900 to 1900” 
David Schoenbrun
Associate Professor of History
Northwestern University

 


NOVEMBER 18-19

FALL CONFERENCE: “Decolonizing African Studies”

 

 


NOVEMBER 27

THANKSGIVING BREAK — NO AFRICA AT NOON


DECEMBER 4

“Launching development in the era of Empire: Social science research programs in French West Africa after the Second World War”
Louisa Rice
Associate Professor and Department Chair in History
UW-Eau Claire