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African Studies Palaver Series Archive

  • Rasta Recruiting Soldiers from Near and Far: The Role of Pan-Africanism in the Academy a public lecture with Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot, Institute for African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon. January 22, 2019, 5:00-6:30 PM, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
  • Breaking Bars: Prison Reform in the US & Brazil a panel discussion with Rasheed Van Putten, member of Pan-African Community Action (PACA); Brian Ferguson, Director of the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs; Jaquial Durham, graduate student in the College of Education and social justice activist & organizer. November 15, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Palaver with South African Photographer Gulshan Khan. November 8, 2018, 11:00-12:30 PM Chemistry Building, G-08.
  • Africa and Black Diasporic Engagements a public lecture with renowned Kenyan lawyer, Pan-Africanist and public scholar PLO Lumumba. October 18, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
  • Multilingualism & Hip Hop in South Africa a book talk with with Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Dr. Quentin Williams. September 11, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Hip Hop in the Academy (@HBCUs) a panel discussion with Dr. Greg Carr of Howard University, Prof. Tewodross Melchishua Williams of Bowie State University and Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University. March 20, 2018, 5:00-6:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • African Migration an African Studies Palaver with Dr. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome. February 23, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora with editors Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu and Crystal Whaley. February 2, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, Founders Library Browsing Room
  • Globalization and the Future of African Cultural Values: A Reading of Tsitsi Dangaremba's Nervous Conditions with Dr. Kokouvi Mawule d'Almeida. April 13, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • To Live Freely in this World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa a book talk with Chi Adanna Mgbako. April 12, 2018, 1:00-2:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Violence Against Women in Africa & the US a palaver discussion with activists, scholars and students. November 28, 2017, 5:00-6:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • A Marshall Plan for the Reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of Congo a public lecture with Senior World Bank Economist, Dr. Noel K. Tshiani. March 2, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, Founders Library Browsing Room
  • #BlackLivesMatter and #FeesMustFall a panel discussion on Black Activism in the US and South Africa with Dr. Melina Abdullah professor of Pan African Studies at California State University Los Angeles, Kealeboga Ramaru organizer with #RhodesMustFall and Nana Bantuo fellos with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. November 29, 2016, 5:00-7:30 PM, Founders Library Browsing Room
  • Intersectionality and Durable Solutions for Refugee Women in Africa a public lecture with Dr. Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso of Babcock University in Nigeria. October 17, 2016, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Memories of Madagascar and Slavery in the Black Atlantic a book talk with Dr. Wendy Wilson-Fall, Chair of Africana Studies at Lafayette College. March 23, 2016, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Kuma Malinke Historiography: Sundiata Keita to Almamy Samori Toure a book talk with author, lecturer and poet Nubia Kai. December 2, 2015, 2:100-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Stop the Bleeding Africa: Tax Africa's Wealth for Africa's Needs a panel discussion with Luckystar Miyandazi of ActionAid and Alvin Mosioma of Tax Justice Network-Africa. November 18, 2015, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • En Route to Hell: Dreams of Adventure and Traumatic Experiences among the West African 'Boat People' to Europe a panel discussion with Dr. Papa Sow, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn and Dr. Mischa Thompson, Policy Advisor at the U.S. Helsinki Commission. November 10, 2015, 2:00-3:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Psychology and Organization of Hope-Healing Communities in Contemporary Africa a public lecture with Augustine Nwoye from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. October 29, 2015, 2:00-3:30 PM, Founders Library Browsing Room
  • Miners Shot Down a film showing and discussion with Rehad Desai, Imani Countess and Bill Minter. October 20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 PM, Screening Room West, School of Communications
  • Decade for the People pf African Descent: From Cuba to Brazil--Africans in the Americas. October 15, 2015, 12:00-2:00 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • The African Palaver: A Time-honored Institution for Public Discourse a public lecture with Dr. Gregg Stanton of George Mason University. October 1 , 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Rethinking Migration: Citizenship and Human Rights in a Volatile Era a panel discussion with Drs. Sandra Crewe, Michael Mbanaso and Lorenzo Morris of Howard University. September 22, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • The Present and Future of Education in the African World: Challenges and Perspectives with Drs. Helen Bond of Howard University, Levi Zangai of Grand Bassa Community College in Liberia. September 16, 2015, 12:00-2:00 PM, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Resilience and Hope amidst Conflict and Despair: Civil Society, NGOs, and Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo a lecture with Dr. Patience Kabamba. April 11, 2014, 5:00-6:00, Howard Center Room 412