Institute of African Studies - Carleton University

November 6 2015


African Studies Newsletter

EASAC presents: Suspense

East African Students Association at Carleton University will be have annual Suspense clubbing event on a Thursday November 12th , 2015. We are inviting you all to come and have fun time dancing. Also drinks will be cheap and Shisha will cost $ 10 only. So don’t miss out. 
Tickets will be sold in the atrium on November 3, 6, 9, 11, and on the 12th.
arly bird tickets are $10
Regular tickets are $12
At the door tickets are $15
130 George Street, Ottawa
For booths, you must pre-book them with a purchase of a bottle per booth.

East African Students Association at Carleton University

Carleton University Students’ Association
426 University Centre

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6

Femmes en marche : la solidarité en action pour changer le monde du local à l’international

Mardi 10 novembre de 11h30 à 12h30

Espace Robert-Renault du Pavillon Alexandre-Taché, UQO
283 boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau, Québec.

Miriam NobreL’OREGAND etInter Pares vous invitent à une conférence de la militante féministe brésilienne Miriam Nobre. L’invitée internationale de la 19e édition des Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale(JQSI) parlera du défi que représente l’arrimage d’une approche participative locale à un mouvement global.

Miriam Nobre a été coordonnatrice du Secrétariat international de laMarche mondiale des femmes de 2006 à 2013, dont l’action internationale de 2010 a permis de mettre en lumière les enjeux de paix et de militarisation touchant localement les femmes, notamment en Colombie et en République démocratique du Congo. Elle a maintenant repris son travail à la Sempreviva Organização Feminista (Organisation féministe toujours vivante) en développant des activités d’éducation populaire, une assistance technique aux groupes d’autonomisation économique des femmes et la construction des politiques publiques dans les domaines de l’agroécologie et de l’économie féministe et solidaire.


De Matane à Bamako en passant par Ayacucho et Granby, ce sont aux femmes elles-mêmes qu’il revient de déterminer leurs besoins, de proposer des solutions et de réaliser des actions. Sous la forme d’un épilogue complémentaire à la Marche mondiale des femmes, les JQSI vous convient cette année à découvrir les liens de solidarité internationale qui permettent de renforcer cet « empowerment » dans une relation basée sur l’estime et le respect. Organisées par l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) en collaboration avec des organismes de coopération internationale de partout au Québec, les activités des 12 programmations régionales des JQSI sont autant d’occasions d’échanger sur ces enjeux.

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Haiti Art Exhibiton 2015

“Haiti Art Exhibition 2015”

In Memory of Vertières November 18th 1803

The Embassy of Haiti in Canada  request the pleasure of your company at the Opening of  “Haiti Art Exhibiton 2015”

   This exhibition will present the works of five renowned Haitian artists:

Pascal Smarth, Yvon Villarceau, Hervé Lebreton, 

 Myrtelle Chéry & Monique Paultre 


Wednesday, November, 18th @ 6pm to 9:00pm

Ottawa City Hall – Jean Pigott Room – 110 Laurier Av. West


Open to the public free of charge


Gallery Hours:  Thur.19 & Fri. 20, from 10pm-9pm.


Works will be on display until Nov. 20th, 2015


Hope to see you there!

Sponsored By:

Embassy of Haiti

Moscow TeaRoom

Terra Art

Art World One

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Lilia Faulkner Lilia Faulkner promotes visual artists as well as organizes, manages and curates Latin American art exhibits in Canada and other countries since 2009.
Read more
  Phone: +1-613-293-7060


“Migrants: A Different Perspective – Grassroots Solutions”

Presented by: Kaleidoscope World – A Network of People Helping People

Monday, November 23, 2015

7pm to 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Ottawa City Hall, Colonel By Rm

110 Laurier Ave., West

FREE Admission

(donations gratefully accepted at the door)


The tragedy of migrants has been happening for years, in many countries, for many

different reasons. But no one paid much attention until the recent death of a Syrian

toddler. Now the world fluctuates between welcoming floods of refugees or angrily

turning them away.

Still, immigration is only a Band-Aid solution and is ultimately not sustainable in the long

run for any country. Although there may be limited benefits to both the host country and

the country of origin, we believe that the best solution is to try to solve the underlying

issues forcing migrants to flee in the first place.

Our forum will consist of a four part discussion 1) Who are the migrants? 2) What are

the underlying causes of migration? 3) What can be done to enable citizens to remain

safely in their country of origin? and 4) How can we in the western world help?

Our speakers consist of those who have worked in the field for many years and come

from various countries and ethnic backgrounds. Speakers include Rev Majed El Shafie,

President and Founder of One Free World International, Hilda Joyce Portilla, P/T

Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Feminist and Gender Studies, representing

Latin America, a Representatives from Amnesty International, and a representative from

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

The first 45 minutes is intended to be speaker oriented incorporated with slide shows as

necessary. The second segment will be conversation/debate between the speakers

with inclusions from members of Kaleidoscope World Network. We anticipate a half-
hour space at the end of the forum for questions and answers from the audience.

Information and goods for sale from various charities and organizations will be available at the

end of the evening. Donations for the furtherance of Kaleidoscope World Networks goals and

ambitions will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Organizational Background Info:

Kaleidoscope World Network is an evolving network of dedicated individuals and

humanitarian organizations working collaboratively to inspire and empower each other to be

more effective in nurturing quality of life in the communities they serve.

The Grand Marketplace

Nov 14 poster
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – The GRAND Marketplace, a sensational shopping experience!

From cheap and cheerful to Coach and Prada … that is what you’ll get at the GRAND Marketplace on November 14 at the Churchill Seniors’ Centre, 345 Richmond Rd (near Churchill) from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. And you’ll love the ridiculously low prices!


Eleven grandmother groups will have amazing wares on sale including original art, unique pottery, textiles, beautiful crafts, food, plants AND handmade beds and clothing for your favorite dog. You can enjoy a homemade lunch, have your tarot cards read by Grandmother Moon and of course, shop ‘till you drop.


All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to provide African grandmothers and the children in their care with income generation activities, bereavement counseling, HIV awareness training and testing, home visits, support groups, school fees, housing, seeds for gardens and more.

Job Opportunity @ CCIC- Policy Officer

Policy Officer

Canadian Council for International Co-operation


Title:   Policy Officer
Supervisor:  Senior Policy Analyst
Location:  Ottawa
Classification:  Level 5 (unionized)
Salary:    $56,889 (plus a generous benefits package)
Start Date:  As soon as possible



The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is the national coalition of Canadian voluntary sector organizations working globally to achieve sustainable human development.  CCIC seeks to end global poverty, and to promote social justice and human dignity for all.

The Policy Officer is responsible for providing research and analysis on CCIC policy priority areas, reflected in CCIC’s 10-Point Agenda to End Global Poverty and Injustice.  The Policy Officer also develops activities designed to promote policy development and learning among CCIC members.

Under the direction of and in close collaboration with the Senior Policy Analyst, the Policy Officer will work with the CCIC team to set priorities and carry out CCIC’s policy agenda with the membership.  The Policy Officer will bring expertise in policy analysis, development and dialogue to shape CCIC’s programs designed to improve Canadian civil society organization (CSO) collaborative policy capacities and policy goals. The Policy Officer will monitor Canadian aid, development and humanitarian policies, conduct original research, and support members’ collaborative initiatives in the areas of aid and international cooperation, including Canadian international assistance policies and finance, the implementation of the ODA Accountability Act, and international initiatives to reform global development cooperation (including promoting civil society organizations (CSOs) as independent development actors), taking into account the perspectives of developing country CSOs.  This position will also engage in various coalitions in which CCIC is active.


1. Monitor and analyse priority development and humanitarian issues and liaise with policy actors and the public on these:

  • Prepare original analysis on aid, development cooperation and humanitarian policies and trends;
  • Analyse and synthesize relevant reports and information for the CCIC team, CCIC members or the broader CSO community;
  • Identify emerging policy issues and trends and communicate these to the CCIC team, CCIC members and the broader CSO community;
  • Help CCIC liaise with civil society, government, parliament, academic, media, the public and other policy constituencies around this policy agenda.

2.  Manage CCIC research and reports, in collaboration with other team members:

  • Conduct research and produce briefings, reports, and other written materials on key policy issues for the sector;
  • Write for the CCIC web site, publications, campaign materials and other internal and external publications;
  • Facilitate consultations with members on key CCIC publications and positions, and incorporate member input into these materials;
  • Contribute to strategic external publications;
  • Help disseminate the results of this research through listservs, blogs, op eds and webinars, among other means.

3. Support capacity building in policy, advocacy and learning for the international development sector

  • Develop initiatives and programs to support CCIC members in policy analysis and formulation, as well as collaborative advocacy in priority policy issue areas;
  • Organize workshops, webinars, or other learning activities to promote collaborative learning on policy issues in the sector;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of key CCIC events;
  • Work with member organizations to build capacity and promote enabling conditions to implement core humanitarian and development principles;
  • Participate in the analysis and dissemination of learnings and results of policy processes;
  • Help implement CCIC’s monitoring and evaluation (M & E) Action Plan;
  • Participate in CSO policy coalitions on behalf of CCIC.

4. Other organizational tasks:

  • Contribute to, and review, communications prepared by other staff that relate to key and emerging policy issues;
  • Contribute to funding proposals, narrative reports and other documents, as necessary;
  • Perform other tasks identified as a priority by the Senior Policy Analyst and the President-CEO.


  • Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent;
  • At least two years of relevant work experience including at least one year in policy research, analysis and CSO advocacy;
  • Bilingual in Canada’s official languages (written and spoken);
  • Sound knowledge of international development and humanitarian theory, policy and practice;
  • Familiarity with the Canadian CSO community, including knowledge of international networks and CSO partnership relations;
  • Good knowledge of Canada’s policy making process particularly as it relates to international cooperation and foreign policy;
  • Understanding of gender analysis, the importance of gender equality, and the role of women in development;
  • Understanding of human rights-based approaches to development
  • Strong analysis, research and writing skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good initiative and organizational skills;
  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and to collaborate with others in a team setting;
  • Good computer skills, including data analysis.


  • Knowledge and experience working with networks in Quebec a particular asset;
  • Work experience in a developing country or community development experience.

CCIC is committed to employment equity and is a unionized employer.

Please send resume and letter of interest to byNovember 22, 2015.

Interviews will be held the week of November 30, 2015.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacte

Shifting the Geography of Reason XIII: Theorizing from Small Places Call for Papers

CPA 2016 Annual Meeting

June 16-18, 2016

UCONN, Storrs, CT, USA

To submit a paper abstract, click here

To submit a panel proposal, click here

To submit a roundtable proposal, click here

Submission deadline: December 15th, 2015
Click here to view this CFP in PDF

Shifting the Geography of Reason XIII:Theorizing from Small Places

June 16-18, 2016 UCONN, Storrs, CT, USA


Born on the ten-by-twelve-mile island of Antigua, writer Jamaica Kincaid inaugurated a remarkable literary life with reflections on what it meant to occupy A Small Place presumed to be largely uninhabited by the tourists who came to enjoy its beautiful beaches. In Hispanophone, Lusophone, Francophone, Anglophone and Dutch Caribbean letters, “the archipelago,” a cluster of islands, has been mobilized as a distinctive trope characterizing a unique geopolitical, existential, authorial, and theoretical disposition. Across the Atlantic some centuries earlier, Genevan-born Jean-Jacques Rousseau, upon encountering Paris, reflected that academies were most developed in empires that trained people in rules of civility and predictability that squelched their potential to “follow their own lights.” He suggested that the most important and innovative ideas almost always emerged from people who came of age in more remote stomping grounds, where they could be led by their own curiosities and priorities, undisrupted in pursuing their projects by distractions of narcissism and a public of glaring, monitoring eyes.

This year’s conference theme therefore continues the organization’s exploration of our larger motto of “shifting the geography of reason” through challenging the presumption that historic ideas and theory must emerge from large, metropolitan centers. We particularly invite reflection on the global range of small places from which many have undertaken theoretical endeavors and continue to produce vital ideas of worldly significance, the usefulness of Caribbean reflections on this situation, and more generally about how the scale and nature of the terrains where we work inflect the character of our thinking.

Please submit paper, panel or roundtable proposals by December 15th, 2015. In turn, we will send out acceptance notices by January 30th, 2016. Questions? Write to Jane Gordon at



Founded in 2003 in Mona, Jamaica, the principal goal of the CPA is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but as a trope to investigate dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation aiming to elucidate fundamental questions that emerge with discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Announces Call for Applications

Renewed Grant from Carnegie Corporation aims to support 140 new projects through 2017

NEW YORK, October 13, 2015—Universities in Africa and African-born academics in the United States and Canada can now apply for funding to take part in joint projects as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP). Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced a renewal grant to the Institute of International Education that aims to support 140 collaborative projects in 2016 and 2017, building on the success of the first two years of the program. Project requests from universities and applications from scholars are due by December 8, 2015, and projects can begin as early as May 2016. Interested applicants can find eligibility requirements and instructions on the “How to Apply” section of the program’s website.

Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, stated, “Historically, diaspora communities have been a source of remittances to home countries. But academic diasporas are increasingly serving as valuable resources to universities worldwide, contributing to their teaching, research, and institutional collaboration missions. African institutions of higher learning are expanding their ties with global diasporas and we at Carnegie Corporation strive to encourage these linkages. We view them as critical to advancing higher education in Africa, as well as to internationalizing North American universities. Diaspora linkages are part of the DNA of today’s globalized higher education.”

From 2014 to 2015, the program funded 110 fellows to collaborate with 68 African institutions of higher learning in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa in the areas of research, curriculum development and graduate student teaching, training and mentoring.

The CADFP Advisory Council seeks applications for innovative projects, and specifically encourages projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions or from groups of faculty who are addressing related topics. As a way of solidifying links that have already been developed between host institutions and visiting scholars, the council also plans to award some Fellowships to faculty members who are alumni from the first two years of the program.

New Partner

The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya will be a new partner this year, joining Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Institute of International Education. USIU-Africa will soon be the new academic home of Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Chair of the CADFP Advisory Council. Regarding his decision to return to Africa, Dr. Zeleza commented, “This innovative program has already had a transformative impact on its recipients and the dozens of institutions they have worked with across the continent. In fact, it has contributed to my own decision to return after 25 years in Canada and the United States. The program inspired me to reflect on my own role and contribution as a diaspora academic and administrator, and I’m thrilled to vote with my feet by going back to Kenya as Vice Chancellor of the United States International University-Africa, and by becoming part of the brain circulation that is so crucial for the development and well-being of both the continent and its diasporas.”

How the Projects and Fellowships Work

All projects are collaborations between the host institution and the visiting Fellow. The proposed scholar and project requests are each evaluated by a review committee and are subject to approval by the Advisory Council. The criteria for the new application remain the same as for the previous two years.

Host Institutions: Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda are invited to submit a project request to host a scholar for 14 to 90 days. Prospective hosts are eligible but not required to name a proposed scholar in a project request. Many African institutions and prospective Fellows collaborate on ideas for a project that is then submitted by the institution.

Prospective Fellows: The Institute of International Education maintains a scholar roster to facilitate matches, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request. Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank. When a scholar is successfully matched with a selected project, he or she is awarded a Fellowship to conduct a project visit to the host institution. The Fellowship includes a daily stipend, transportation and visa funds and health insurance coverage during the specified length of the project visit. Scholar applicants are also encouraged to contact universities in to explore collaborative projects.

Please direct all questions related to the application process to

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Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship

fellowships and Grants > Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa
Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development issuesOpen for applications, next deadline is November 13th 2015.

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The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

Proposal development fellowships are intended to support doctoral students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.

The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.


All applicants must:

be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country
residents of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
hold a master’s degree
be either enrolled in a PhD program, or intend to enroll in a PhD program

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

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The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees…

Visiting Research Fellowships 2016-17

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships

from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the

Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in

Preference will be given to early- to mid-career candidates with a distinguished research

profile. They are expected to be permanent residents in Africa. The appointments will take

place from 1 October 2016 – 31 March 2017 and are non-renewable. Each award is worth

up to £14,000; out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and

medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016

The University follows an equal opportunities policy

An application package may be downloaded from our website: or contact the Centre by emailing:

This programme is generously supported by the

A. G. Leventis Foundation

University of Cambridge

Centre of African Studies

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