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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.

Spring 2021  Schedule

February 11 – A Holistic Approach to the Design and Management of Public Health Policy in Africa: Necessity and Effectiveness of a Multi-Sectorial Synergy  - N’Dri Assie-Lumumba, IAD Director; Professor, Africana Studies                     Register

February 18 – Student Health In COVID-19: Challenges and Prospects of Supply Chain Management in Africa   -  Dr. Olga Makhubela – Nkondo, Professor, Former Dean of Students, University of South Africa (UNISA)         Register

February 25 – Importance de l’eau potable et la place de la femme Africaine en situation de crise sanitaire: cas de la COVID-19 /The Importance of Clean Water and the Role of African Woman in Situation of Health CrisesLéontine Kouassi Brou Koffi, Regional Director Abidjan Sud and member of the AAE women's network, SODECI s.a. /(Mme KOFFI KOUASSI BROU Léontine, Directrice Régionale Abidjan Sud et membre du réseau des femmes AAE)   Register

March 04 – TBA   - Gregory Jenkins, Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography, and African Studies, Penn State University  Register

March 11 – Surviving the Pandemic: An Exploration of the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Ghanaians  - Akosua K. Darkwah, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, Legon            Register 

March 18 – Cultural Logic & Health Promotion Practices in the Age of COVID-19: Engaging Communities in Public Health Agenda  - Titilayo Okoror, Associate Professor of Public Health; Chair, Africana Studies Department, SUNY Binghamton       Register

March 25 – The COVID wake-up call:  Health, the Social Contract and Food Systems Transformation in Africa  - Andrew Mude, Lead, Agri-SME Development and Innovative Finance, Department of Agricultural Development and Rural Finance, African Development Bank        Register

April 01 - An African Anomaly? The Geography of Covid-19 Dilemma in West Africa and in Nigeria        Ibipo Johnston, Professor, Department of Geography, State University of New York -  Cortland and Tolulope Osayomi, Lecturer/Medical Geographer, Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, Nigeria  Register

April 08 - Public health and its others: Exploring the politics and culture of AIDS and Ebola in West Africa       Adia Benton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University  Register

April 15 -  African States, the World Health Organization, and Global Health Policy in the Time of Pandemics       Cosmas Emeziem, Doctor of the Science of Law, (JSD) International & Comparative Law, Cornell University     Register

April 22 - Women Access to Health Care in Africa    Onyinye Balogun, Assistant Professor of Radiation, Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine    Register     

April 29 - Liberia: Responding to the Shocks (Direct and Indirect) of COVID-19 Slowdown   Samuel Wai Johnson, Jr. Instructional Professor of Economics,  Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Delaware State University  Register

May 06 - Covid and Indigenous people        Lucy Thairu Assistant Professor of Public Health, Mercyhurst University, Mercyhurst Institute for Public Health      Register

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