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Upcoming Events

Location: 
1313 Sterling Hall
Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

A film screening and conversation with Ghanaian-Italian filmmaker, producer and social activist, Fred Kudjo Kuwornu.

Italian law denies citizenship to young people born in Italy to immigrant parents. This documentary examines the injustice faced by 18 young men and women born in Italy to parents from Africa, Asia, and South America.  Learn more.

Location: 
1418 Van Hise
Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:20pm to 2:00pm

Juan Obarrio is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

He holds a PhD from Columbia University (2007).

Juan Obarrio works in the fields of critical theory and political anthropology, focusing on issues of state, democracy, law, violence, magic; and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Southern Africa and South America.

Location: 
206 Ingraham Hall
Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Aaron Mushengyezi is currently a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University where he is the Dean of the School of Languages, Literature and Communication.

Learn more about him and stay tuned for more information about his lecture.

 

Past Events

Location: 
206 Ingraham Hall
Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by: Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Law School, UW-Madison

This presentation will explain the history of constitutional structures in Muslim lands before the modern period, and explain how insights from these structures could solve some of the biggest political challenges for Muslim-majority countries today. Specifically, Prof. Quraishi-Landes will present a structure for Islamic constitutionalism inspired by Muslim history, yet designed for contemporary realities.

Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join African Studies Program staff, faculty affiliates, and students as we review exciting summer accomplishments and preview upcoming academic year events!

Location: 
Union South
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:30pm

The Graduate School invites all newly admitted graduate students to attend the Fall New Graduate Student Welcome event. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with Graduate School deans and staff and other campus leaders, hear from a panel of current students about grad student life, learn about the many campus and community resources available to you, and meet other new graduate students from across campus. An email invitation with registration link will be sent to each newly admitted grad student at the end of July. 

Location: 
Frank Holt Center, 2nd Floor
Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our annual festival featuring Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu skits, videos, cultural presentations, music, readings, and a fashion show; followed by a dance party with AfroBeatz in the mix. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP