Events between 2006-2010

Past events (co-)organized by the Institute of African Studies, including some before we were established in 2009.

A panel discussion with Tom Torrance author of Dar es Salaam 1963 (November 28, 2010)

“Sudan: What’s Next?” ( November 24, 2010), Poster, Photos

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “The State and State-Society Relations in Pre-Genocide Rwanda” (November 24, 2010).

An “Africa Dialogue Series” talk by Dr. Pius Adesanmi: “Fifty Hearty Cheers for the Habit of Underdevelopment: On the 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Africa” (November 18, 2010) Poster, Video

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Directions of/for Urban Development in Africa: Issues and Challenges for Interventions in the Context of Glocalization (1972-2006)” (October 20, 2010)

Remembering Africa and its Diasporas Workshop (October 6-8, 2010)

Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary (1960-2010) – Celebrating Greatness (September 30, 2010) Poster, Yima Sen’s paper

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Challenges for a Renewed Canadian Development Agenda With Africa” (September 15, 2010)

BECOMING ZIMBABWE with Brian Raftopoulos & Shari Eppel (September 1, 2010)

CAAS Conference  (May 5 -7, 2010)

Sexual Violence Workshop (May 5-6, 2010)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Linking Across Distance and Difference: A Critical Look at Grandmothers’ Mobilizations in South Africa and Canada” (April 6, 2010)

A talk with Bruce Berman, “Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa” (April 1, 2010)

Institute of African Studies Student Association organized panel discussion on Bill C-300, corporate social responsibility and mining (March 25, 2010)

An “Africa Dialogue Series” talk by Dr. David Black: “Canada, the G8, and Africa: The rise and decline of a hegemonic project?” (March 23, 2010)

The 2010 Institute of African Studies annual lecture by its African Visiting Scholar, Dr. Edward Sackey: “What is Africa Doing with the Novel?” (March 3, 2010)

An “Africa Dialogue Series” talk by Dr. Moses Kiggundu: “China and Africa in the Teens: Growing Pains, Challenges and Opportunities” (February 23, 2010)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “The Lumière Africa Corpus: Problems for Theory and History of Early Cinema” (February 10, 2010)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Understanding solutions for African refugees: The case of Burundians in Tanzania” (January 20, 2010)


“An Evening with Nuruddin Farah” (December 12, 2009), article

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Nigerian Literary Awards, Canonicity and a ‘Politics of the Belly’” (December 2, 2009)

A talk by Professor Sheila Meintjes: “Honoured in the Breach? Implementing the law and policing gender violence in South Africa” (November 30, 2009)

An “Africa Dialogue Series” talk by Dr. Simon Carter: “Climate Change in Africa Post-Copenhagen” (November 26, 2009)

“Domestic Violence among Africans in the Gobal Diaspora: Causes, Course and Cure” (November 25, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Migrant, immigrant, diasporant: What’s in a name? Mozambicans in socialist and post-socialist Germany” (November 11, 2009)

African Studies Launch Conference (October 23-24,2009)

A talk by Flora Terah (October 23, 2009)

A talk by Everett Igobwa: “African Regional Localized with Western Construction and Reception of Benga and Zilizopendwa: A Study of Daudi Kabaka Masika’s ‘Western Shilo’ (1966) and Ayub Ogada’s Subsequent Cover Version (1993)”, (October 23, 2009)

A showing of the film “Buud Yam” and discussion with Burkina Faso film-maker Gaston Kaboré (October 22, 2009)

A showing of the film “Zan Boko” and discussion with Burkina Faso film-maker Gaston Kaboré (October 21, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “From The Postcolony to Globalization: “How Can Diasporas be Agents of Development in Africa? The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo” (October 21, 2009)

African Ambassadors’ Colloquium: “New Partners and Possibilities in Africa in a Time of Uncertainty” (October 20, 2009)

Une conférence avec Angèle Bassolé « Porteuses d’Afrique, Porteuses d’Espoirs » (October 7, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Humanitarianism, Communism and Decolonization: Black participants at the Conference on the African Child, Geneva, 1931” (September 23, 2009)

“Can Zimbabwe Recover?” (April 29, 2009)

A talk by Dr. Alan Whitside: “Why HIV/AIDS is still exceptional” (April 2, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Notes on the Rwanda Initiative” (March 19, 2009)

The 2009 Institute of African Studies annual lecture by its African Visiting Scholar, Dr. Amos Mhina: “Faith Based Organizations and the Challenges of Development in Tanzania” (February 24, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Ghanaians in Canada – Canada in Ghanaians: An ethnographic analysis”  (February 12, 2009)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “‘Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity’: Racism, Heteropatriarchy, and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa” (January 15, 2009)


IAS Brownbag Seminar: “The Esthetics of a ‘Literature of Extremity’: Incest in the Caribbean and African Novel in French” (December 11, 2008)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “How Exceptional? Botswana in Comparative Perspective” (November 20, 2008)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Making Claims in Zimbabwe: Citizenship, Resources and Political Violence” (October 16, 2008)

IAS Brownbag Seminar: “Studying Africa in the Age of Post-National Trauma: Preliminary Reflections” (September 18, 2008)

A talk by Lineo Nketu: “Building Governance Capacity and Community Engagement in Lesotho: Youth Against (HIV/AIDS)” (March 11, 2008)

A talk by Franklin Oduro: “Can Ghana’s Upcoming 2008 Elections Go the Kenya Way?” (March 4, 2008)


“African Transitions in a Global Age”: A Conference in Honour of Dr. Doug Anglin (October 24, 2007)

A presentation by Wole Soyinka: “Human Rights and Cultural Claims: Beyond Western Perspectives” (October 29, 2006)

A talk by Archbishop Pius Ncube  & Shari Eppel: “Meltdown – Zimbabwe Today”  (September 22, 2006)