The Department of French and Italian is holding a panel discussion on the first round of the French elections on Tuesday, April 25th from 4:00PM-5:30PM in Union South.
Speakers will include:
On Wednesday, April 19th at 12:00PM, the African Studies Program is excited to welcome Jeffrey Ahlman to their weekly Wednesday lecture series called Africa at Noon. His lecture is entitled: “The Strange Case of MajorAwhaitey: Conspiracy, Testimonial Evidence, and Narratives of Nation in Ghana’s Postcolonial Democracy.”
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is holding an event, “A Liberal and Conservative Case for the European Union”, on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in the Red Gym. This event will feature Dalibor Rohac, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who studies European political and economic trends. He will be speaking about the liberal and conservative perspectives on the eurozone and the fate of the European Union.
The African Studies Program is very excited to welcome two renowned human rights advocates to campus on April 19th.
Jolly Okot and Jestina Mukoko will explore the role of women in peacebuilding, development, and conflict resolution. Mukoko will speak on “The Dichotomy of Human Rights in Zimbabwe” and Okot will speak on “The Role of Women in Developing Africa.”
On April 13th at 6:45PM in Law School Room 5246, Gerard Alexander, Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, will be coming to speak at an event titled The Rise of Modern Populism and Nationalism. Additionally, John Hall and John Sharpless from the UW-Madison History Department will be speaking.
All interested UW students/staff/faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend. However, in order to attend you must arrange your own transportation to and from the University of Illinois–Chicago campus where the event will be held. L&S Career Services will not be providing transportation to this event.
Next week, the African Studies Program is hosting a special guest: Sean Jacobs, founder and editor Africa is a Country, a site of media criticism, analysis, and new writing.
Sean Jacobs will be joining Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, co-founders of the Sinica Podcast, for a live podcast recording “China and Africa in a Post-Fact World” on Thursday, March 16th at 4:00PM in the Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159) of the Education Building.
Mr. Mullen will briefly summarize the history of American involvement in the region, its importance economically and strategically, the purpose of the US “pivot” or “rebalance” and the TPP, the role of economic, security and financial infrastructure, APEC’s goal of a FTAAP, the rise of China, and other ongoing trade negotiations including RCEP. With TPP off the table for the foreseeable future, he then will consider possible paths forward for the US, the other 11 TPP countries, non-TPP “allies” such as Korea, and influential countries from Indonesia to India, as all weigh the draw of Chinese markets and concerns with Chinese hegemony.
The talk will occur on Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 PM. (Location TBA).
The Center for Russia, East Europe & Central Asia (CREECA) Spring Lecture Series continues next Thursday, March 9th with a talk on contemporary Russian media by journalist and poet Maria Stepanova. Learn more.