mbnelson

Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University

The 2017 Christopher Brodigan Award Winners






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…

Check out ENGAGE’s Calendar of Post-election Events






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…

Derek Gripper, South African Guitarist, Nov 4






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:…

Oct 20: Mark Sanders on his new book, Learning Zulu






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 Lounge, Room 200