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Migrations and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora: Vulnerability, Social Justice, and New Nationalisms
October 14, 2017
The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its third international undergraduate research conference organized by the Institute of African Studies Student’s Association (IASSA).
Theme: Migrations and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora: Vulnerability, Social Justice, and New Nationalisms
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods Inc.
This year’s conference seeks to encourage interdisciplinary engagement with a new generation of continental and diasporic Africans confronting questions such as: How are global and intra-continental migration patterns impacting the continent and its diasporas? What can be learned from migrant’s individual agency and what tools do they use to actualize justice and social change? How have the rise of New Nationalisms and a global politics of fear shaped the migrant experience? What does the securitization and militarization of the border mean for fabricated national boundaries on the continent? In a time of increasing consequences of climate change, terrorist regimes, and refugees flow, how do we realize a vision of mobility as a human right? This conference encourages students not to simply regurgitate information obtained from a variety of sources, but also to bring forth new and innovative ideas, be it problem solving or avenues for further research.
For more information please email the organizing committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.