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The Cornell International Fair

August 30th, 2017 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience. It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses with inte...


An Overview of China’s Engagement with Africa

August 31st, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

David Shinn is an Adjunct Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Ambassador Shinn has a PhD from George Washington University and a certificate in African studies from Northwestern University. He served for thirty-seven years in the U.S. Foreign Service, with assignments at embassies in...


Words Matter: Rhetoric vs. Reality in China-Africa Relations

September 7th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Jessica Achberger is African Studies Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. Her PhD research in history focused on the bilateral relationship between Zambia and China during the Cold War. Upon completion of her PhD, Jessica was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the African Studies Center, Leiden, where she completed additional research on Zambia&rsquo...


"Border Walls and the Politics of Becoming Non-Human" by Miriam Ticktin, CMSP Seminar

September 7th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

In this talk I am concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (for example, certain territories), but also to define  -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. I will suggest that border walls -- such as those at the border of (predominantly Christian) Spain and (predominantly Muslim) Morocco, as well as between France and the Uni...


The History of China’s Involvement in Africa: A Reflection of China’s Own Development

September 14th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Jean Kachiga is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science, both from the University of Frankfurt. His research is on understanding international relations through the dynamics of history. He teaches International Relations, International Political Econom...


"Sahelian Muslim Women, Lived Islam, and Ethical Aesthetics" by Ousseina Alidou, CMSP Seminar

September 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Since the 1990s Sahelian African countries with both majority and minority Muslim populations have been experimenting with democratic systems that have resulted in both political pluralism (with a gendered dimension), and a renewed place for Islam in both private and public spheres. This dialogue will highlight the prominent roles Sahelian Muslim women are playing in these democratization struggle...


Chinese Migrants in Africa: Preliminary Social, Political, and Economic Impacts

September 21st, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Yoon Jung Park is an Adjunct Professor in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is one of the leading researchers in the field of China/Africa studies. Her work primarily focuses on Chinese migrants in Africa, African perceptions of and responses to the new Chinese migrants, and preliminary impacts of these migrant communities, particularly in South Africa. Dr. Park is a sociol...


Ports and Fish: What China’s Ocean Policy Means for African Maritime Security

September 28th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Tabitha Grace Mallory is Affiliate Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. She specializes in Chinese foreign and environmental policy. Dr. Mallory consults on China and global ocean governance, conducting research on China’s fisheries and oceans policy. She has consulted for the United Nations Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Worl...

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