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African Studies at Oregon

The African Studies Program encourages teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora. The program offers a minor, develops courses related to Africa, promotes study-abroad programs and internships, raises funds to expand African Studies resources, and organizes campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the program supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the African Studies Lecture Series, for faculty and guest presentations, and the Acacia Seminars, for presentations of student research and experiences.


African Studies Lecture Series AY 2016-17

All talks will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room, from 12:00-1:15pm on the date listed.


Theme: Challenges of Development

Wednesday, October 12th

Dr. Anne M. Santiago (Political Science, University of Portland) “Land Use Change in Eastern Africa: Developing a Model of Regime Rhetoric and Framing of the Debate over Land Use”

Friday, October 21st

Dante Paradiso (US Department of State) “The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy in Liberia”

Thursday, October 27th

Dr. Joshua Grace (History, University of South Carolina) “Motoring Out of Time: Histories of Technology and Development in Tanzania”

Thursday, November 17th

Dr. Alfredo Burlando (Economics, University of Oregon) “Financial Savings Groups and the ‘Ultra Poor’: Lessons from East Africa”