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2020 Nov 30

Walter Rodney Seminar: “Freedom in the Political Thought of Steve Biko”

12:15pm

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A lecture by Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí of the European University Institute. A one-time registration is required to attend any or as many of this semester's Rodney Seminars as you would like. Register at https://tinyurl.com/RODNEYFALL20. If you have questions, please email ascinfo@bu.edu.

The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The...

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2020 Dec 01

African Economic Conference 2020

Tue Dec 1 (All day) to Thu Dec 3 (All day)

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The 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference, jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is planned to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1 to 3 December 2020.

Alternatively, if it is decided that, owing to the status of the coronavirus pandemic, that gathering in Addis Ababa at that time would not be feasible, then the conference will instead take place in an online platform.

Since its inception in 2006, the conference has...

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2020 Dec 01

Policy for Recovery in Africa: Rethinking Energy Solutions for Universal Electricity Access

9:30am

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African countries face an uphill battle as they confront the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic, seeking recovery in the context of global socio-economic difficulty and fragmented geopolitics. With deficits in terms of governance, public health systems, social protection, and basic service delivery presenting challenges even before the outbreak, careful analysis and creative evidence-based policy solutions, as well as emphasis on implementation, will be crucial if Africa is to progress towards the SDGs and Agenda 2063. The Policy for Recovery in Africa series will bring together expert...

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2020 Dec 01

2020 - 2021 African American Workshop and Lecture Series feat. Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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The University of Oregon African American Workshop and Lecture series connects national experts with UO thought leaders and change agents.  It is focused on helping our campus to better understand the most promising practices in this area and utilizing their expertise to institutionalize more effective environments, practices and policies.  

While some of the speakers will deliver large campus addresses, many of them will work with smaller groups of our campus community including advisors, deans, student leaders, faculty, staff, vice presidents...

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2020 Dec 02

Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: The Impact on Women

10:00am to 11:00am

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December 2nd - The Impact on Women

Women have been disproportionately impacted by the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and the economy. Facing the dual burden of an economic crisis and a healthcare crisis, women face increased expectations and demands as caregivers, diminished wages from government-imposed lockdown measures, and threats of gender-based violence. Women likewise are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, from serving in roles as community health workers to contact tracers to leading government and regional response efforts. The panel will explore the...

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2020 Dec 02

Priorities for Future UK-Africa Relations

12:00pm

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Relations between the UK and African countries are at an important juncture, with the recent creation of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) signalling comprehensive reform in the UK’s post-Brexit foreign and development policy. The coronavirus pandemic has also highlighted the importance of international cooperation at a time when the UK is reshaping its trade and investment relationships with African countries, who are also engaged in post-Cotonou ACP-EU negotiations and intra-African regional integration processes. The impact of these developments in realising...

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