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Fall 2016 Seminar - Sustainable Development Goals: A Path to Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Development

The Spring 2016 Issues in African Development seminar series will look at issues surrounding land (use and access), climate change, agriculture, and food security. Although some 60 percent of Africa’s labor force is currently employed in the agricultural sector, many African farmers are trapped in subsistence systems and face malnutrition, food insecurity, and soil degradation. Addressing these issues and achieving food security is foremost among the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar series will examine many of these issues.

Megan Shore Analyzes the Role of Religion in the Quest for Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa

Megan Shore, Associate Professor of Social Justice and Peace Studies at King's University College, Western University, Ontario, spoke about the role of Christianity in South Africa's TRC at the Issues in African Development seminar on October 29.

Politics and History in Southern Africa

The course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the history and politics of southern Africa and at the same time get immersed in community engagement, projects, and culture in the host country. The main objective of this program is to enhance and reinforce academic learning by providing students the opportunity to actively engage with institutions related to the politics, history, and social activities of southern Africa.