Spring 2012 Events
Baraza lecture series
Friday, April 6, 4-5pm (208 EPB)
“Long Walk to Freedom: South African Cinema and the Trauma of Apartheid”
Presented by Marie Krüger, Associate Professor, UI Department of English
Monday, April 9, 4-5pm (302 SH)
“Where’s the search box, duuude?”: Digital Natives and African Studies in the New(er) Research Environment. Presented by Edward A. Miner, Bibliographer for African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Studies, UI Libraries
Monday, April 16, 4-5pm (UCC 2390, Executive Board Room)
“The Art of Satire: African Newspaper Cartoon Re-presentations of African First Ladies in the Post-Cold War Era”
Presented by Lyombe Eko, Associate Professor, UI School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Africa by Africans: The Real Problems of Africa - Through African Eyes
Muna B. Ndulo: Is Foreign Aids Working in Africa?
Lyombe Eko: Explaining the Real Causes of Communication Problems in Africa
Denford Madenyika: ICT Infrastructure in Africa: What do We Need in African Schools?
Bell F. Ouelega: Insurance Industry and Africa’s Development
Etse Sikanku: Press Freedom in Africa
Sunday Goshit: African perspectives on environmental issues
Gbenga Ajiboye: The Impact of Corruption on African Youth Development – Case Study- Nigeria
Henri J. Nkuepo: The Real Causes of Food Insecurity in Africa
Date: Monday, Feb. 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 2520D University Capitol Centre
Fall 2012 Events
African Studies Program fall reception
Date: Thursday, Oct. 4
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Executive board room, 2390 UCC
There will be no formal presentation, just a relaxed opportunity to meet and socialize with scholars and community members interested in Africa. Special guests are African writers and current IWP residents TJ (Tjawangwa) Dema and Christopher Mlalazi. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. More Information