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“The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria” with Adrienne Lebas (American University) Monday 10/27 @ noon in PAC 004 How do states convince citizens to pay tax? Rather than focusing on enforcement, most accounts emphasize voluntary or “quasi-voluntary” compliance as an essential element in successful tax regimes. There remains, however, limited […]

Mark Your Calendars! The second event on Ebola sponsored by African Studies is coming soon! Ebola: Understanding the Public Health Response Thursday, October 23 at noon in PAC 001 Featuring: Dr. Matt Carter (Wes ’76), the Connecticut State Epidemiologist: What do we need to know about Ebola in C0nnecticut? Prof. Anna Geltzer (SISP) : What […]

Our very own Professor of History, Richard A. Elphick, has been nominated for the African Studies Association’s Melville J. Herskovits Award for his book, The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa (Charlottesville, and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012). The Award honors the most outstanding book published in African […]

Colloquium – Su Zheng, Li Yinbei, Ma Chengcheng, Sun Yan Exploring Music in China’s New African Diaspora—An Innovative U.S.-China Team Research Project This Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Location: Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Time: 4:15 p.m. Since the 1990s, African traders and investors have made their way to China as a result of the […]

African Feminisms The African Studies cluster symposium March 1st, 2013, Allbritton 311 1:30pm: Welcome remarks 1:40pm: Ousseina Alidou, Associate Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for African Studies, Rutgers University. “African Muslim Women’s Agency, Leadership and Contribution to Social Change.” Followed by ten minutes […]

Are you interested in gender and feminist issues in Africa? Did you find the nomination of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leyma Gbowee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 inspiring? If so,  you might be interested in being part of the organizing committee for a spring 2013 symposium on the topic of “African Feminisms.” The […]

Hot Discussion + Pizza Come understand the Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP). A lively discussion with Prof. Jonathan Cutler. Location: PAC 001 Time: Tuesday 4pm. Question to be discussed: Is Structural Adjustment a replacement of colonial administrators in third world? Is SAP the vehicle for integration of the African proletariat into world Market? With […]

From the Africa Book Centre – Clearance Sale The Africa Book Centre will be moving to new, smaller premises in February and to this end, we are  offering over 1000 excess stock items at bargain basement prices (up to 70% off list price). See the  catalogues (arranged by region) here: http://www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/index.html?http% 3A//www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/SALE_BOOKS_-_WAREHOUSE_CLEARANCE.html&Cata logBody If you […]

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