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Seminar Speaker Schedule Fall 2016

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Path to Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Development

September 1

September 1

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Why They Matter

Muna Ndulo, Professor, School of Law, Cornell University

September 8

September 8

Knowledge, Voice, and Enterprise: Building Sustainable, Prosperous Communities in North and West Africa

Charles Benjamin, President, Near East Foundation

September 15

September 15

Government, Business, and Communities: Uneasy Partners for Conservation and Rural Development in Tanzania Peter Balint, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government George Mason University

September 22

September 22

Refugees and Migrants in Southern African: How Security has Displaced Development and Humanitarian Goals in Migration Policy  

Roni Amit, Senior Researcher, African Centre for Migration and Society

September 29

September 29

Political Change and Electricity Access in East Africa

Christopher Gore, Associate Professor, Politics and Public Administration Ryerson University

October 13

October 13

Is Southeast Asian Experience Relevant for Agricultural Revolution in Africa?

Seifudein Adem, Associate Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University

October 20

October 20

Promoting Poverty Reduction, Human Health, Gender Equality, and Soil Health: the Role of Grain Legumes in Sustainable Development

Cynthia  Donovan, Associate Professor, International Development and Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics; Deputy Director, Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab, Michigan State University

October 27

October 27

Gender Inequalities in Urban South Africa post-1994: Welfare Policies and Rights as Justice for Women

Allison Goebel, Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

November 3

November 3

Vulnerabilities of Senegalese Agriculture to Climate Change: Enhancing Resilience in Crop & Livestock Sectors

Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Fellow, Environment & Production Technology Division, Int'l Food Policy Research Institute

November 10

November 10

Numeric Technologies of Power: Global Development Goals

James Mittelman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and University Professor Emeritus, School of International Service, American University

November 17

November 17

Role of Farmers’ Organizations in Agricultural Development in Eastern Africa

Mainza Mugoya, Former Program Officer, East African Farmers’ Federation

December 1

December 1

Student Wrap-up