In a rapidly changing continent in which the states often act insufficiently to meet the needs of their populations, the association of civil society movements are critically important. African governors act like despotic rulers, usually abusing of concentration of power, using violence as an instrument of social control and denying fundamental rights for their citizens and persons under their jurisdiction. In such adverse situation, social activism movements act as demanding movements and so as a resistance to the state action.
41st Annual Conference of the New York African(a) Studies Association at The City College (CUNY) and Columbia University, 1-2 April 2016
Call for Proposals/Abstracts (Final Deadline: 12 February 2016)
NYASA’S 41st conference is historic on all levels. It is the first time we will present the theme of Music and the Arts and a first time collaboration between The City College (CUNY), Columbia University, and the organization. It is also the first time the conference will present live performances, film screenings, and exhibitions.
With more than 2,000 professional and student participants, the Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.
Join WWB contributors Naivo and Allison Charette as they read from Naivo’s stories and discuss Beyond the Rice Fields, the first novel from Madagascar ever translated into English, followed by a discussion of Naivo’s work moderated by editor Eric M. B. Becker. More information on their website: http://frenchculture.org/books/events/conspiracists-new-writing-madagascar
IAS Director, Brian Larkin, lead a research masterclass jointly organized by Sciences Po, Columbia University, the University of Ibadan and IFRA Nigeria that was held in June 2017 and again in June 2018. It brought junior doctoral students from all over Nigeria to the University of Ibadan and Kano for an intensive workshop designed to train students in the intellectual questions, methods, and writing strategies relevant for their future careers.
Morenikeji Akinade is a third year JD student at Columbia Law School. She was born in Philadelphia but raised largely in Lagos, Nigeria. As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, she had the opportunity to intern at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos, a joint venture between the Nigerian and Chinese governments.