Schedule of Presentations
  8:30-9:00am - Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
  I. Entangled Histories
Highlights the long history of the movement of African peoples, ideas and goods in the world, challenging narratives of “globalization” that seem to begin and end with slavery, colonialism and conquest
  9:00-9:30am – François-Xavier Fauvelle (CNRS/University of Toulouse), Africa’s “Golden Age” (8th-15th century) (Discussant ~ McDougall)
  9:30-10:00am – Paul Lovejoy (York University), Mohammed Ali Nicholas Sa'id - Civil War Veteran (Discussant ~ Proctor)
10:00-10:30am ~ Coffee Break
  10:30-11:00am – Benedict Carton (George Mason University) & Robert Trent Vinson (William & Mary), The “Ethiopian Shall Stretch Forth His Hands” from Roosevelt’s America to Rhodes’s Africa: The Pan-African Crusade of Charles Morris (Discussant ~ Modi)
  11:00-11:30am – E. Ann McDougall (University of Alberta), The Sahara in Africa: 'connectivities' and 'challenges' across time and space (Discussant ~ Babou)
  11:30-12:00pm– Renu Modi (University of Mumbai), Global Africans: An Indian Response (Discussant ~ Chachage)
12:00-1:00pm ~ Lunch
  1:00-1:30pm – Frank Trey Proctor (Denison University), Slavery, Marriage and African Diasporic Ethnicities in Mexico City to 1650 (Discussant ~ Lovejoy)

1:30-2:00pm – Leo Garofalo (Connecticut College), Africans in Latin America (Discussant ~ Vinson)

  II. Power and Its Challenges
Explores sites and sources of intellectual, economic and political power and conflict on the continent that have shaped global policies and practices
  2:00-2:30pm – Hakim Adi (University of Chichester), Pan Africanism (Discussant ~ Fauvelle)
  2:30-3:00pm – Chambi Chachage (Harvard University), Mwalimu Nyerere as Global Conscience (Discussant ~ Adi)
3:00-3:30pm ~ Coffee Break
  III. Circulations of Communities & Cultures
Examines the complicated circulations, connections and conjunctures of African people, arts and ideas that demonstrate their global importance and challenge easy understandings of “Africa” and “Africans”
  3:30-4:00pm – Heidi Haugen (University of Oslo), Sending Forth the Best: African Missions in China (Discussant ~ Garofalo)
  4:00-4:30pm – Victoria Rovine (UNC – Chapel Hill), Networks of Threads: Africa, Textiles and Routes of Exchange (Discussant ~ Okome)
  4:30-5:00pm – Zakia Salime (Rutgers University), "I Vote I Sing" The Hip Hop Scene in Morocco (Discussant ~ Ndaba)

5:00-6:00pm ~ Reception, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building Lobby

  IV. Science, Technology, Health
Explores key innovations and issues in the fields of science, technology and health that have had global ramifications
  9:00-9:30am – Dillon Mahoney (University of South Florida), M-PESA and Mobile Money in Kenya (Discussant ~ Matashane-Marite)
  9:30-10:00am – Siad Darwish (Rutgers University), Of Waste and Revolutions: Environmental Legacies of Authoritarianism in Tunisia (Discussant ~ Tafirenyika)
  V. Africa In The World Today
Presents examples of unique contemporary contributions of African people and ideas that are shaping global conversations
  10:00am-10:30am – Cheikh Babou (University of Pennsylvania), Faith, Business and Mobility among the Murid Trading Diaspora: Gabon as Example (Discussant ~ Mahoney)
  10:30-11:00am – Obadias Ndaba (Afrique Libre/Huffington Post) Afropolitanism and Its Discontents (Discussant ~ Salime)
  11:00-11:30am - Onookome Okome (University of Alberta), Nollywood in Africa, Africa in Nollywood (Discussant ~ Rovine)
  11:30-12:00pm – Keiso Matashane-Marite (UN Economic Commission on Africa), The Continent Wide Initiative for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (Discussant ~ Darwish)
  12:00-12:30pm - Masimba Tafirenyika (Editor, Africa Renewal) Illicit Financial Flows and Africa’s “Net Creditor” Status (Discussant ~ Haugen)
12:30-1:30pm ~ Lunch
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