The University of Iowa

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:00-6:30 p.m.
Shambaugh Auditorium (UI Main Library)

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

African Studies Meet-and-Greet

Date: Monday, Feb. 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 2520D University Capitol Centre

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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