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This year we had an amazing set of applications from 10 students. We wished we could support all of their projects! This year’s winners are: Bridget Adarkwa (’17) and Nailah Hines (’17) Their project supports the Girl’s Education Initiative of Ghana, in Ghana’s Ashanti and Greater Accra regions. GEIG is dedicated to the professional and…

One on One Talk & Tea with Dr. Mouanodji Mbaissouroum Monday, April 17, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (ET) Exley Science Center (Not Tower) ESC 184 (Woodhead Lounge)  The African Studies minor is proud to announce the launch of a new series: “Migrant Stories” People sharing their stories of how and why they ended…

Congratulations to our very own Claudia Kahindi ’18, named the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. For more information: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/04/07/kahindi18newmanfellow/?gaclick=newsitem1

Lunch Talk: The Jewish Community of Madagascar
By Elysha Netsarh
Tuesday, November 29, 12 Noon, @ USDAN 108
Lunch is provided.

From ENGAGE and the Allbritton Center. Link to Full Calendar of Events: Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election | ENGAGE – Wesleyan University In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that civic engagement — in its many forms — is more important than ever. To that end, we will maintain this…

Come learn about African Studies and Study Abroad at Wesleyan
November 3 @ 12 Noon
Free Pizza!
Fisk Hall, Center for Global Studies Commons

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00pm Crowell Concert Hall South African musician Derek Gripper conjures anew a centuries-old musical heritage, interpreting kora (21 string harp) compositions for solo classical guitar. He has created a repertoire of arrangements of African music, based on transcriptions of works by Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, and others. Event Info:…

What motivated you to work on/write this thesis? The African history class I took while studying abroad in Paris. My professor was very understanding of my hesitant French and my classmates were super engaged. Also, Negritude is very much the marriage of my interests: African politics, French language, and poetry. I walked out of the…

Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
Mark Sanders, Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU
in discussion with Joseph Fitzpatrick, College of Letters, and Lily Saint, English
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.
Downey House L…

From Aleta Brady (Wesleyan ’15): “Midriver states have an important position and role to play in transboundary river basins as they intimately understand the needs and concerns of both their upriver and downriver neighbors. Midriver states also have a more complex perspective of their “rights” based on their combined upstream/downstream interests. This aspect is being…

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