This profile of African Studies Center Director Françoise Lionnet looks at her upcoming presentation on historical and present-day migration and draws attention to the current phenomenon of African "boat people" — individuals from northern and western Africa in search of a better life who try to make the dangerous trip between the two continents in small boats. Lionnet delivers UCLA’s 114th Faculty Research Lecture in Schoenberg Hall on April 15, 2013, at 3 pm.
A $1 million grant has been awarded to the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC) for a capacity-building partnership with the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) of Rwanda.
Do Catholics See Things Differently? On Photographs and Museum Objects in Missionary Representations of Africa
A podcast of a public lecture by Professor Peter Pels, Leiden University
Due to unexpected last minute changes on the United Nations General Assembly program, President Paul Kagame regrets that he is unable to visit UCLA on September 28, 2012, and deliver his planned lecture. His visit to UCLA may take place at a future date, though no further details are available at this point.
With a land mass only about 1.5 times that of Los Angeles, this island nation packs a real punch when it comes to the creation of art, literature, music and culture, says Professor Françoise Lionnet
A lecture by Sung Choi, UCLA
Fred Lawson, Mills College
Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review
Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"
International development student among recipients
A lecture by Farah Chaudhry and Chip Duncan
Mamadou Diouf delivers the James S. Coleman Memorial Lecture: Islam and the Making of the Public Space
Mamadou Diouf is Leitner Family Professor of African Studies. He leads Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs.
UCLA Professor Alain Mabanckou will celebrate the American debut of his award-winning and recently translated book "Memoirs of a Porcupine" with a reading at the Hammer Museum on May 1, 2012.
Manthia Diawara will provide an analysis of the films of Abderrhamane Sissako and Haroun Mahat Saleh
Manthia Diawara, NYU.
Dr. Amina Mama, University of California, Davis
A lecture by filmmaker Leelai Demoz
A Podcast by Jude G. Akudinobi, UC Santa Barbara.
Dr. Akinwumi Adesokan, Indiana University
The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Lecture by Sussan Tahmasebi, recipient of the Human Rights Watch’s 2011 Alison Des Forges Human Rights Award for Extraordinary Activism.
Bosco Ntaganda unexpectedly spotted in the town of Goma
UCLA revives annual International Women’s Day lecture
Meja Shoba is a recipient of one of four 2011 Fulbright-mtvU awards
John Wooden's impact felt halfway around the world
Hazem Kandil, UCLA
Joel Beinin, Stanford University
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