Beyond Great Power Competition: Africa-Ukraine Relations in a Fragmented World

What is the past, present, and future of Africa-Ukraine relations? And how do Ukrainian and African state and non-state actors articulate and pursue transnational solidarity through both formal and informal avenues? The events of the Russian-Ukrainian war led Ukrainian diplomats and observers to view the current moment as the renaissance of African-Ukrainian relations. African diplomats, for their part, aimed to enhance their international positions by presenting themselves as neutral peace brokers between Ukraine and Russia.

Nature's Sanctuary: Ethiopian Church Forests Photo Exhibit

This exhibit will feature the photography of Kieran Dodds, whose work on the Church Forests in Ethiopia has received recognition and acclaim from prestigious outlets such as National Geographic (UK) and the journal Nature. These “church forests” are crucial to protecting Ethiopia’s fragile landscapes, and Dodds’ photography beautifully captures the essence of these unique ecosystems.

"Structural Change & Declining Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," the 33rd Kuznets Memorial Lecture

Christopher Udry will return to Yale to deliver the 2024 Kuznets lecture, “Structural Change and Declining Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.” The event will take place in Kline Tower (219 Prospect St., 14th Floor) and online. Registration is required. Seating is limited to 115 and will be first come, first serve. Overflow space with livestreaming will be set up at 87 Trumbull, Room B120.

The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora: On the Contents of Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Trunk

About this program
In recognition of Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, 2023, this talk will examine the history of neoliberalism and neocolonialism in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well as the history of Black queer art and activism through a series of visits to a make-believe Black queer bookshop and gallery. While the visits are fictional, the objects in the bookshop and their histories are real. The trunk owned by the Nigerian-born British photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955–1989) will be a focus of this talk.

An Islamic Commons? Reflections on environmental, economic, and social stewardship from an indigenous apiary in Morocco

Dr. Salah Chafik’s research is inspired by the age-old question and notion of ‘living and doing good’ or السعادة القصوى (eudaimonia). He studies the pursuit & understanding of public value creation beyond a global Western paradigm, focusing on purpose-driven indigenous institutions rooted in Islam. In particular, he is interested in the role of these institutions in delivering public services to, taking on challenges for, and shaping the business and wider socio-economic environment of their communities.

Book Series: The Ideological Scramble for Africa with Frank Gerits

Join Professor Paul Kennedy for a conversation with Frank Gerits on his book, The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the Pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity Shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945–1966. The book examines how African leaders in the 1950s and 1960s crafted an anticolonial modernization project. Rather than choose Cold War sides between East and West, anticolonial nationalists worked to reverse the psychological and cultural destruction of colonialism.

Sarah Osterhoudt: Vigilant Fields: Self-Surveillance in the Vanilla Boom

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.
This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.

PRFDHR Seminar: AI, Digital Identities, Biometrics, Blockchain: How the Use of Technology is Changing Migration Globally, Dr. Raphaela Schweiger

The seminar led by Dr. Raphaela Schweiger will delve into the profound impacts of digitalization and technological advancements on migration and refugee policies. In a world shaped by rapid technological change, this seminar offers an exploration of the evolving landscape, both globally and in some specific cases in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Technology has already begun reshaping the experiences of migrants, refugees, and those on the move.

From scars of war to diplomatic leadership: a talk with the Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone

The International Leadership Center and the MacMillan Center Council on African Studies will host a conversation with Timothy Musa Kabba who will discuss his personal journey from child soldier to Minister of Foreign Affairs, leading his country’s efforts in the UN Security Council as it navigates global food and energy shocks and regional coups. Also a former Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, he will discuss the role of natural resources in Sierra Leone’s development agenda.

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