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Issues in African Development Special Topic Seminar Series (CRP 4770/6770) - Fall 2020 Theme: Environment, Sustainability and Health Challenges in Africa: Managing Human-Nature Interactions.  Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester. The seminars provide a forum for participants to explore alternative perspectives and exchange ideas. They are also a focal activity for students and faculty interested in African development. In addition, prepares students for higher level courses on African economic, social and political development. The presentations are designed for students who are interested in development, Africa’s place in global studies, want to know about the peoples, cultures and societies that call Africa home, and explore development theories and alternate viewpoints on development.

October 

1             Africa’s Industrialization Prospects: Structural Transformation, Covid-19 Impact and the                   Debate on SustainabilityCarlos Lopes, The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance,                   University of Cape Town

              Registration https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf6hqT8jG9b6CN5bw5720j_EnziMQZRC

 

15           African Cultural Heritage: Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Strategies of

Managing Diseases during Pandemics

Ladislaus Semali, Professor Emeritus of Comparative and International Education,

Penn State University

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkf-Gurz0sHd0WqGZGgl4wpxWqT8nq7oRe

 

22          Industrialization as a Model of Development Revisited

Jean Kachiga, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, SUNY Brockport

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkceqvrTwqHdRMs2ht9eHtRiJbN5L4jyrj

 

29          Tracking Sources of Neurotoxic Mercury Contaminating Tropical African Fisheries

Ryan Lepak, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aquatic Sciences Center,

University of Wisconsin-Madison

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-ysrT4pGN34Z0qoHDWREXgnIKuuw8eW

 

November

05          Agricultural intensification as a pathway to sustainability:

The role of improved seed and fertilizers in transforming

smallholder agriculture in Africa

Edward Mabaya, Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Development

CALS, Cornell University

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucuGgrjMsH9z80l5fcVACjc4S2nkEWk2S

 

12           Utilizing the One Health concept to combat the effects of changing agricultural and

environmental systems.

Jarra Jagne, Senior Associate, Dept. of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences,

Cornell University

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdO2vqzkjHNLNoYiMLxfFZSkyCA3w184D

 

19          The Local Politics of Land Titling: Evidence from Senegal, Zambia, and Malawi

Lauren Honig, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston College

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOmhrjwrHtUu_KNHgfNPL6LNtgNxtU4z

 

December

03           Treating Clinical Patients with COVID in Niger

Dr. Eric Adehossi , Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niger

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcO2vqzsoGNNvKE-IxjjUsqEVAsf4Rqm9

 

10           The Impact of Structural Adjustment on Social Services in Africa Vulnerability Issues

Korka Sall, Research Associate, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center,

Mount Holyoke College

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdu6qrDooGdMdgM5rORTo_RqzQEh6A39i

 

17           Students’ Presentations

                https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkceGsqz4uEtKD0G7x3B-AC7x3G2h4Plol

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