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…

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…

Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective






  Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department and African Studies:   Ebola in the News A Historical and Political Perspective A recent NPR story reported that the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has “Broken All The Rules” (Sept 20, 2014). “Worst Case Scenario: CDC Predicts 1.4 Million Cases in Four Months” (New York…

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…