Part I. Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, SCC 403
9:30am-11:30am: Histories, Causes, and Contexts of the Current Crisis
Chair: Carolyn Brown (Former Director, Center for African Studies; Department of History, RU-NB)
Cristina Lombardi-Diop (Senior Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago)
Presentation title: "The Mediterranean Crisis from Italy's Southern Front"
Ousseina Alidou (Former Director, Center for African Studies; Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South
Asian Languages and Literatures, RU-NB)
Presentation title: "Globalization, Conflicts and African Youth Displacement"
Amadou Kane Sy (Artist and Activist, Portes et Passages-Art et Développement, Mbodiene, Senegal)
Presentation title: "Following the Fish"
Kassahun Checole (Publisher, Africa World Press, Inc. & The Red Sea Press, Inc.)
Presentation title: “When the Risk of Death is Rationalized: Critical Sources and Reasons for Eritrean Migration”
[Break for lunch on your own]
Part II: Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, SCC 403
1:00pm-3:00pm: Contemporary Trajectories
Chair: Rhiannon Noel Welch (Department of Italian, RU-NB)
Cristiana Giordano (University of California, Davis)
Presentation title: "The dark side of Schengen: "migrants" in and out of translation"
Mounkaila Harouna (Abdou Moumouni University, Republic of Niger)
Presentation title: "Sub-saharan Migrations towards North Africa and Europe: Origins and Contemporary Trajectories"
Jean-Baptiste Sourou (Gregorian University in Rome/ St. Augustine University of Tanzania)
Presentation title: "African Contemporary History and the Roots of the Immigration through the Mediterranean Sea"
R. Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, RU-NB)
“The EU and the Refugee Crisis”
Ayten Gündoğdu (Barnard College)
Presentation title: “Borders of Humanity: Migration and the Crisis of Human Rights in Europe”
Part III. New Brunswick Theological Seminary-Hageman Hall
4:00-6:00pm: Video and Film Exhibitions
Discussion and exhibits by:
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen ( Paris-based visual artist and filmmaker) and
Amadou Kane-Sy (Senegalese visual artist and social activist)