Fall 2017 African Studies Colloquium

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TUESDAYS, 12:30 - 2:00 PM IN 223 MOSES HALL

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August 29
Splintering and spoilers in peace processes: Lessons from the rise of the Lord's Resistance Army
Chelsea Johnson, Fellow of Comparative Politics
The London School of Economics and Political Science

September 5

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Jeroen Dewulf, Associate Professor in the Department of German, Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies, and the current Director of the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

September 12

Myths and Manuscripts: Rethinking the place of Timbuktu in the intellectual history of Muslim West Africa
Bruce Hall, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

September 19

An African Public-Health Success Story: The Control of River Blindness

Vince Resh, Professor of the Graduate School, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

October 3

MCF Graduate Student Scholars Summer Projects
Monicah Wambugu, MIMS Student 2018, School of Information
Grace Oyenubi, Journalism Student 2018, Graduate School of Journalism

October 10

A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis?
Elsadig ElsheikhHaas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley

October 17

Changing contests for capital: Alternative Metrics of Research Impact at The World Bank
Kate Williams, Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK

October 24

Judicial Strategies of Repression in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Post-Colonial Africa
Fiona Shen-bayh, PhD Candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley

October 31

This is Socialist Ghana Television
Jennifer Blaylock, PhD Candidate, Film and Media Studies, UC Berkeley

November 7

The logistical origins of violence in Central Africa: Roadblock economies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African RepublicPeer Schouten, Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

November 28

Stopping Mass Atrocities: How do International Criminal Courts and Regional Human Rights Systems Compare?
Jamie O'Connell, Lecturer, Law, UC Berkeley

Book cover for The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo
Book cover for Moving Targets, Global Force Migration