Fall 2006 Events
Baraza: African Studies Program Seminar Opening Lecture
Date: September 18
Presenter: Charles W. Abbott
Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Iowa
Baraza: Festival of the Dhow Countries: Zanzibar's Success as a Transnational Film Festival
Date: September 25
Presenter: Marie Kruger, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, shared observations from her attendance at the Zanzibar Film Festival (July 2006). The Festival of the Dhow Countries² has had increasing success in promoting feature and documentary films from those countries historically involved in the Indian Ocean trade.
Baraza: Theatre in Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities
Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf, Master's Candidate in International Studies and Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield, discussed the results of her research on theatre and theater management in Tanzania. Some in Tanzania envision a strong, but competitive and dynamic cultural sector with the capacity to promote national identity and contribute towards overall national development and poverty reduction (Tanzania Cultural Trust Fund, 2005). But practitioners of live theatre struggle for resources including adequately trained artists, appropriate performance spaces, and financial support.
Darfur: Testing the Effectiveness of International Institutions in Responding to Human Rights Crimes
Date: October 9
Presenter: Dr. Peter Takarimbudde
Careers in the International Human Rights Field
Date: October 10
Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Refugee All-Stars and discussion
Date: October 11
Introduction by: Peter Takarimbudde
Internet diffusion and re-invention in Africa: Moving Beyond the Digital Divide
Date: October 23
Presenter: Lyombe (Leo) Eko, Associate Professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Lambaréné: When Translating a Colonial Mentality Loses its Meaning
Date: October 30
Presenter: Anny D. Curtius, Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian.