Extremism, Conflict, Security, and the State in Africa Symposium( October 21-22, 2016)
The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) is holding a symposium on the theme, “Extremism, Conflict, Security, and the State in Africa,” October 21‐22, 2016 on the Cornell University campus. The symposium will explore the complex and multidimensional issues of development and security in their broadest sense as well as the fundamental underpinnings of conflict through an inter‐ disciplinary approach.
40th ANNUAL MEETING of the NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION3-4 April 2015CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 01 December 2014
A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and Albany Law School will host “Africa, Its Diaspora, and Laws.” For this conference, “laws” will be defined in the broadest sense that includes in addition to the usual definitions of statutory, common, indigenous, religious, and constitutional law, laws of science, “social Darwinism,” economic laws (Adam Smith, neoliberalism, trade laws, etc.), literary canon law, biological “laws” of health, the court of public opinion and “social laws.” NYASA 2015 welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, posters, and roundtables that address topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, nationalism, health, religion, spirituality, politics, arts, economics, science, performance, and other pertinent topics.
NYASA, founded in 1967 as the SUNY African Studies Faculty Association, is a nonprofit membership association, incorporated as NYASA in 1975, dedicated to advancing the discipline of Africana Studies. NYASA is open to all with an interest in Africa and the Diaspora. As a regional organization, the New York African Studies Association promotes the visibility and advancement of the discipline in New York State and surrounding areas, offers opportunities for scholarly and professional development of educators, and provides enhanced education for community members, leaders, and activists. Other topics for papers will be considered, as will proposals to organize panels and to promote student participation. By 1 December 2014 please send abstracts of not more than 150 words to the Local Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please contact Kevin Hickey at Kevin.Hickey@acphs.edu or (518)694-7359.