Event Archive from 1997-2001

Listings of quarterly lecture series held at the African Studies Center







Winter 2001

January 26 James G. Kamusikiri, Zimbabwe Educational Initiative, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, "Zimbabwe's Land Redistribution Issue: Historical Legacy and Prospects for Resolution"

February 2 Allen F. Roberts, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, "Visual Culture in Urban Senegal"

February 9 Anthony Sanfield Ginsberg, Director, Barclays Bank, Southern Africa, "South Africa's Future: From Crisis to Prosperity"

February 16 Jennifer Vest, UC Presidential Fellow, UCLA, "Perverse and Necessary Dialogues: Recent Debates in African Philosophy "

March 2 Terezinha da Silva, Director, Department of Social Sciences Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, "Abuse of Older Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Mozambique"

March 9 Amandina Lihamba, Head Department of Theater Arts, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, "Theatre for Development: Possibilities and Challenges"

Spring 2001

April 27 Edith Mukudi, UCLA School of Education and Information Sciences, "The Challenges of Funding Primary Education: The Elusive Goal of Universal Primary Education for African Countries with Particular Reference to Kenya"

May 4 Nwando Achebe, UCLA History Department / African Studies Center, "Igo Ma Ogo: Adoro Goddess and her Wives - Influences on the Reconstruction of Alor-Uno, Northern Igboland"

May 11 Edmond Keller, UCLA African Studies Center / Department of Political Science, "Ethnic Federalism and Democracy in Ethiopia"

May 18 Dominic Thomas, UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, "Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa Diasporic & Immigrant Identities in Contemporary France"

June 1 Ghislaine Lydon, UCLA History Department, "Thus Ruled the Qadi of St. Louis: Civil Litigation in a Senegalese Musulman Tribunal, 1885-1931"

Fall 2001

October 19 Jacques Colom, Universite De La Reunion,Faculte de Driot et d’Economie, "Women’s Rights in Mauritius"

November 2, Edith Mukudi, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Sciences, "Public University Sector Response to Globalization in Kenya: The Case of The University of Nairobi"

November 9, Florence Wambugu, AfriCenter (International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotechnology Application), Will discuss her book: "Modifying Africa: How Biotechnology Can Help Alleviate Hunger & Poverty in Africa"

November 30 Gibril Cole, UCLA Department of History, "Islam and Christianity in a British Colony: The Muslim Krios in Sierra Leone in the Nineteenth Century"

December 7 Susanna Wing, UCLA Department of Political Science, "Dialogue and Democracy: The Role of Deliberation in Mali’s Constitutional Development"


Winter 2000

February 4 Lisa Bohmer, Pacific Institute for Women's Health, "Linking the Socio-Economic Environment and the Sexual Behavior of Young People in Several Ugandan Communities"

February 18 Dr. Matthew Turner, Geography Department, University of Wisconsin, "Environmental Change and Gender Conflicts in Sahelian West Africa"

February 25 Dr. Thomas Bassett, Geography Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Spaces of Gender Politics: The Scales of Contestation over Women's Cotton Growing in Northern Cote d'Ivoire"

March 10 Bridget Teboh, "Environmental issues and Cameroonian Women: The Case of the Grassfields' Moghamo"

March 17 Richard Shroeder, Geography Department, Rutgers University, "Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in the Gambia"

Spring 2000

April 10 Andrea Bartoli, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, "Third Party Involvement in Brokering Peace Agreements: The Case of St. Egidio in Mozambique"

May 12 Daniel Posner, Department of Political Science, UCLA, "Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth in Africa"

May 19 Pierre Englebert, Politics Coordinator, PPE Program, Pomona College, "State Formation in Buganda"

May 26 Richard Sklar, Department of Political Science, UCLA, "Nigeria: The Quest for Unity"

June 9 C. R. D. Halisi, Department of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, "Black Political Thought in the Making of South African Democracy"

Fall 2000

October 13 Françoise Lionnet, UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies, "The Mirror & The Tomb: Africa, Museums, & Memory from Michel Tournier to Belize"

October 20 Michael Clough, Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, "The Clinton Administration's Record in Africa: A Balance Sheet"

October 27 Johan Lilliehook, School of International Relations, USC, General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of the EU, "Eu Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa"

November 3 Muadi Mukenge, Pacific Institute for Women's Health, "How New Technologies & Communication Strategies Can Enhance Women's Health & Empowerment in Africa"

December 1 Nwando Achebe, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, "Ochichi Gi Agafego Oke (You are Governing too Much!!) King Ahebi Ugbabe Versus the Community: A Case Study of Female Clout, Excess and Conflict in Engugu Eskie"


Winter 1999

January 13 Sani Umar, Department of Religious Studies, Arizona State University, "British Colonial Policy on Christian Missions in the Muslim Areas of Northern Nigeria"

January 29 Akinwumi Adesokan, Journalist, and Visiting Scholar, JSCASC, "The Media and Political Change in Nigeria" 

February 12 Stephan Miescher, Department of History, UCSB, "Defining Opanyin: Representations of Elders and Masculinities in Twentieth Century Ghana" 

February 19 Daniel Posner, UCLA Department of Political Science, "The Colonial Era Origins of Post-Colonial Identities in Zambia" 

February 26 Dominic Kanza, UCSD Regent's Lecturer, "A Musical Journey: African and African Diaspora Musical Forms in Comparative Perspective" 

March 5 Chipasha Luchembe of University of Zambia, currently Visiting Professor with Department of History, UCLA, "Cultural Policy and Development in Southern Africa: A Historical Perspective"

March 15 Kwesi Yankah, Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, "African Norms of Communication and the Crisis of a Global Order"

Spring 1999

April 9 Richard Sklar, UCLA, "Nigeria: Toward a Fourth Republic"

April 23 Nicolas van de Walle, Michigan State University, "Emerging Party Systems in Africa's Illiberal Democracies"

April 30 Gerald Bender, USC, "The Angolan Conflict from A to Z"

May 14 Michael Kevane, Santa Clara University, "African Trade and Corruption"

May 21 Roy Pateman, Department of Political Science, UCLA, "Eritrea Today: Coping with War and Deportation"

June 4 Conerly Casey, Department of Anthropology, UCLA, "Struggles for the Souls, Bodies and Spirits of Muslim Hausa: New Forms of Evangelical Islamic Medicine in an Era of Globalization."


Winter 1998 - Promise and Peril: Contemporary Issues in Public Health on the African Continent

January 23 Marcel van Soest, Doctors Without Borders/MSF, "Kabila's Congo: The Humanitarian Crisis Continues"

January 30 Alfred Neumann, "Building a Public Health Program in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: An Initiative of the Eastern Seaboard Association of Tertiary Institutions (SA) with the Assistance of the University of California"

February 13 Helaine Hatter, "The Socio-cultural Aspects of AIDS: A Study of Women in Siaya, Kenya"

February 20 Ted Tulchinsky, UCLA/Hebrew University (Jerusalem), "Israeli-Palestinian Health Cooperation, 1967-1997: Potential Lessons for Africa?" *Co-sponsored by von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies

February 27 Nikki Tesfai, African Community Resource Center, "Gender and Refugee Health in Africa: Implications for Immigration"

March 6 Jok M. Jok, Loyola Marymount University, "Gender and Sexual Violence in the Sudan: Implications for Women's Health"

March 13 Lisa Bohmer, Pacific Institute for Women's Health, "Unsafe Abortion and Adolescent Sexual Health: Neglected Aspects of Public Health in Africa"


Spring 1998 - Understanding the African Environment: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Series Co-Sponsorship by UCLA's Institute of the Environment

April 24 Salome Misana, University of Dar es Salaam/UCLA, "Social and Economic, "Aspects of Deforestation in Tanzania"

May 1 Clark Gibson, Indiana University, "Politicians and Poachers: The Politics of Wildlife Conservation in Africa"

May 8 Robert Wayne, UCLA Department of Biology, "Genetic Issues in the Conservation of African Biodiversity"

May 15 Philip Rundel, UCLA Department of Biology, "Namaqualand, South Africa - Biodiversity and Conservation Priorities in a Unique Winter-Rainfall Desert Ecosystem"

May 29 Donald Crummey,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Farmers and Environmental Change in Wallo Province, Ethiopia: 1937-1997." Co-sponsored by the Department of History 

June 5 Truman Young, University of California, Davis, Department of Environmental Horticulture, "Livestock and Biodiversity in East Africa: The Changing Landscape"

Fall 1998 - Africa and the African Diaspora

October 14 Tekle Woldemikael, University of Redlands, "Patterns of Adaptation on Eritrean and Ethiopian Refugees who Arrived in the United States between 1980 to 1991"

October 23 Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair, Department of Black Studies, California State University, Long Beach, "The Odu Ifa, Kawaida Philosophy and the Good Society: An African American Dialog with Youruba Ethical Tradition"

November 6 Edward A. Alpers, Department of History, UCLA, "Recollecting Africa: Diasporic Memory in the Indian Ocean World"

November 13 Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, "Black Paris: Identity Discourses and the New Universalism"

December 4 Joseph Holloway, Department of Pan African Studies, California State University, Northridge, "The African Diaspora in the New World"


Fall 1997 - Conflict and Conflict Management in Africa

October 24 Ruth Iyob, University of Missouri, "The Eritrean Experiment: Inherent Conflicts in the Pursuit of Democracy"

October 31 Tekle Woldemikael, University of Redlands, "Unresolved Conflicts: The Language Question in Contemporary Eritrea"

November 7 Lako Tongun, Pitzer College, "The Political Economy of Arabization: Conflicts in the Construction of Islamic Hegemony in the Sudan"

November 21 Richard Sklar, UCLA, Department of Political Science, "Bullets to Ballots and Beyond in Liberia"

December 3 Donald Rothchild, UC Davis 12, "Ethnic Fears and Security Dilemmas: Managing Uncertainty in Africa"

Published: Thursday, December 15, 2005