mbnelson

Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University

LIVE Blogging at The Africa Innovation Summit at Wesleyan, Jasmine Mack ‘ 16






Currently everyone is taking their seats. Introductory Remarks: Olayinka Lawal’15 currently introducing the key note speaker and beginning the summit. Keynote Speaker: No one is useless in this word without burdening another.-to feel useful for someone. (Hirut M’Cleod quoting someone about Thanksgiving) Hirut M’cleod’00 is talking of her experience with a homeless person and being…

A Response to the Ebola Panel, Kevin Winnie ‘16






Attending the Ebola information panel and researching more about the Ebola virus, I have come to an understanding that the American and international response to the widespread outbreak has been nonexistent while Western media perpetuates stereotypes of Africa. As the Ebola virus has become more widespread across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, combatant forces in…

THURSDAY: Panel on “Gender, Islam, and the “Muslim Problem”






Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the “Muslim Problem” Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM CFA Hall •   •   • § Aida Mansoor ¶ President of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut § Leila Buck ’99 ¶ Writer, performer, and teaching artist § Dr. M. Saud Anwar ¶ Mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut § Typhaine Leservot…

Northern Africa, Muslim Women Voices Festival, @ Wesleyan THIS WEEK!






From my colleague, Typhaine Leservot A quick announcement to bring your attention to several events this week involving Northern Africa through the “Muslim Women Voices” festival: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM / Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003) / free: Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat. Alessandra…

Alessandra Ciucci on Women’s Voices in Morocco, this Wednesday!






Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat. Alessandra Ciucci (Northeastern University) 4:15 PM Wednesday, September 17 The Daltrey Room (Rehearsal Hall Room 003) For musicians and audiences in North Africa and the Middle East hearing music means, first and foremost, hearing a poetic text. The Arabic term musiqa (music), in…

Update from Brodigan Award Recipient Esi Quagrainie






Esi (’14) has reported on her “Ghana Writing Project” that commenced this summer: I have had three classes with them so far. It has exceeded all my expectations – the students have been so respectful and extremely eager to learn. They are always very happy to see me and they have done all the reading…