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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…

African Studies Open House!






Nov. 6 from 5-6pm in the Zelnick Pavilion (Refreshments Provided) Come Meet the African Studies Faculty Learn How to Build Your Own African Studies Course Concentration Meet the Faculty and Learn About Upcoming Events! All are Welcome! Upcoming Student Events! Nov. 7&8 The African Innovation Summit and Ariya Student Show Check back for more details!…

Upcoming African Studies Talk! 10/27 @ noon






“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…

Ebola: Understanding the Public Health Response 10/23 @ noon






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…