Past Events - 2007

Spring 2007 Events

Baraza: African Studies Program Seminar

Location: International Commons, UCC 1117

World Percussion Concert

Date: May 5
Co-sponsored by: Caribbean, Diaspora and Atlantic Studies Program & School of Music
Presenter: Ray Holman, Composer/Performer of Trinidad

Steeldrum Workshop and Presentation

Date: May 2
Co-sponsoredby: Caribbean, Diaspora and Atlantic Studies Program & School of Music
Presenter: Ray Holman, Composer/Performer of Trinidad

Baraza: Tunisia: Gender and the Law -- a Half Century of Progress

Date: April 16
Presenter: Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Development, UI College of Law

Baraza: Move over Boys, the Girls are Here!: Hip Hop and Gendered Identities in East Africa

Date: April 9
Presenter: Mwenda Ntarangwi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Augustana College

Baraza: Film screening on Angola (title TBA)

Date: March 19
Introduction by: Nanette Barkey, Assistant Professor, UI Depts. of Anthropology and Community & Behavioral Health

Public Lecture/Panel Discussion on Human Rights in the Sudan

Date: February 26
Co-sponsored by: Sudanese Community Services, UI Libraries, and the UI Center for Human Rights
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Hutchinson, Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Baraza: Preserving Africa's Orphaned Generation

Date: February 19
Presenter: Alan Brody, Ph.D, (former) UNICEF Representative in Swaziland

Darwin's Nightmare

Date: February 14
Film screening followed by a lecture entitled Death and the Maidens: 22 Reflections on Sauper's Darwin's Nightmare, 10 reflections on Jean-Pierre Bekolo's Les Saignantes
Co-sponsored by: Dept. of French & Italian, Dept. of English, and Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program).
Presenter: Kenneth Harrow, Professor, Dept. of English, Michigan State University

Before and After: the Attempt at a Radical Critique of African Cinema; the Attempt at an Answer Public Lecture

Date: February 13
Co-sponsored by: Dept. of French & Italian, Dept. of English, and Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program)
Presenter: Kenneth Harrow, Professor, Dept. of English, Michigan State University

Baraza: African (Im)migration in/and Postcolonial France

Date: January 29
Presenter: Michele Laronde, Associate Professor, UI Dept. of French & Italian

 

Fall 2007 Events

Baraza: The Special Court for Sierra Leone's Trial of Charles Taylor

Date: October 29, 2007
Presenter: Kimberly Lanegran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Coe College

Iowa City Gulu Walk

Date: Saturday, October 20
Note: Gulu Walk is an international organization that raises awareness and money for programs that support children in northern Uganda, who have been the victims of an ongoing 21-year civil war. Participants walked 7km to raise awareness for their plight.

Co-sponsored by: ASP, UICHR, and the UI Global Health Club.

Baraza: Resuscitating Lost Eden? Colonial Wildlife Policies in a Border Zone in Pafuri, Gaza Province, Mozambique

Date: October 22, 2007
Presenter: Richard Mtisi, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History, Luther College

The Devil Came on Horseback

Date: October 11, 2007
Panel: Jane Wells (co-producer); Abdalla Mohamed Abdalla (former Sudanese journalist); Sandra Barkan (emerita Associate Dean, CLAS), Peter Kimani (IWP writer, Kenya), and Leo Eko (associate professor, Journalism & Mass Communications).
Note: The film documents the Darfur crisis through the eyes of a former US marine.
Co-sponsored by: ASP, IWP, and UICHR.

Creating and Promoting African Literature

Date: Thursday, October 11
Panel: Tom Dreyer (IWP writer, South Africa), Peter Kimani (IWP writer, Kenya), Sandra Barkan (emerita Associate Dean, CLAS), Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure (Rwandan poet & professor of English, UNI), and Peter Nazareth (professor of English), moderator.
Note: This event was part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the International Writing Program.
Co-sponsored by: ASP and IWP.

Uganda Rising

Date: October 9
Panel: Rev. Fr. Richard Okumu, Peter Kimani, Douglas Grane, Edward Miner (moderator).
Note: The film was an overview of the 21 year old conflict in northern Uganda between the Lord's Resistance Army and Ugandan government forces, with a focus on the plight of children.
Co-sponsored by: ASP, UICHR, and the UI Global Health Club.

Explaining Darfur: Why Democratic Transition is Critical and How Current Peace Initiatives are Flawed

Date: September 6
Presenter: Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Ph.D., Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
Co-sponsored by: ASP, Dept. of Economics, and Sudanese Community Services, Inc.

 

Careers for Change Forum

Africa Near and Far: The Changing Nature of Afro-Brazilian Art in the Twentieth Century

Date: October 8
Presenter: Kimberly Cleveland, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief:
Overview of the First Five Years and Update on the Reauthorization for the Next Five Years

Date: October 2
Presenter: Ann Lion Coleman, Global Fund Technical Support Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Co-sponsored by: ASP, GHSP, and UICHR.

Challenges of Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Programs Globally: The U.S. Government Response

Date: October 2
Presenter: Ann Lion Coleman, Global Fund Technical Support Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Co-sponsored by: ASP, ICFRC, GHSP, and UICHR.

A Career in Global Health: Highlights and Lowlights

Date: October 1
Presenter: Ann Lion Coleman, Global Fund Technical Support Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Co-sponsored by: ASP, Global Health Studies Program, and the UI Center for Human Rights

The Great Influenza Epidemic, 1918, and Colonialism: a Nigerian Case Study

Date: September 25
Presenter: Diana Shull, Visiting Assistant Professor, Grinnell College
Co-sponsored by: ASP and Global Health Studies Program.

Baraza: Purging the Ills of the City: Antananarivo in ContemporaryMalagasy Francophone Prose

Date: September 24
Presenter: Fara Rabenarivo, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of French & Italian

Explaining Darfur: Why Democratic Transition is Critical and How Current Peace Initiatives are Flawed

Date: September 7
Presenter: Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Ph.D., Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
Co-sponsored by: ASP and the UI Center for Human Rights