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2014/2015 EVENTS CALENDAR
| Archives | University Academic Calendar |
Last Updated September 12, 2014


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FALL 2014
SEPTEMBER
September 15
Monday
12:35pm-3:35pm
Hickman Hall Room 119
DOUGLASS CAMPUS

CAS, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Department of French present a talk by French Visiting Professor Véronique Tadjo (journalist, painter, and award-winning author of numberous volumes of fiction, poetry, and children's literature) entitled, entitled, "Art and Activism? Lessons From Rwanda."

Reading: selections from her book The Shadow of Imana: Travels in the Heart of Rwanda (ps 3-17, 39-48, 102-118) available upon request to Renee DeLancey (rdelance@rutgers.edu).

Special thanks to Abena P. A. Busia, Chair, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, for hosting this talk in her Social Justice course 01:904:399:01.

September 17
Wednesday
4:30pm-6pm (Reception will follow lecture)
Alexander Library
4th Floor Teleconference Lecture Hall
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS
flyer

The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages' Distinguished Lecture Series presents a lecture by Aamir Mufti (Comparative Literature, UCLA) entitled, "The Ghazal Among the Nations."
The sponsors include CAS, the School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, the Program in Comparative Literature, the Program in South Asian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

September 18
Thursday
9am-4:30pm
Cook Campus Center, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room
59 Biel Road
COOK CAMPUS
Register here
Agenda

Dr. Carl Pray (Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics)invites you to attend the symposium, "Genetically Modified Food Crops in Asia and Africa: Opportunities, Barriers and Constraints." Sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, this symposium will be the first day of a two day conference which will present the results of a multi-year, multi-institution research program that has examined how current policy making regarding GM agriculture in China, India, Kenya and Uganda is influenced by consumer, economic and environmental interest groups and the expected benefits or losses from the adoption of GM maize and rice. The goal of this research is to provide policy makers in these four countries, and beyond, with information and policy alternatives that could make safe and sustainable GM food and seed technology available to small farmers in developing countries.

The symposium will include invited presentations on agricultural biotechnology advances which could increase yields, reduce the impact of drought, and improve nutrition in developing countries. Confirmed speakers include Josette Lewis, Associate Director, World Food Center, University of California-Davis; Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa, Monsanto; Marc Albertson Senior Research Fellow, DuPont-Pioneer; and Gary Toenniessen, member of the Humanitarian Board of the Golden Rice Project. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on the state of GM technology and policy in China, India, East Africa and Brazil with panelists Jikun Huang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; Jose Maria da Silveira, University of Campinas, Brazil; Bharat Ramaswami, Indian Statistical Institute; and Hugo de Groote, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Nairobi.

September 24
Wednesday
8pm
Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS

The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series is pleased to present a reading by Chris Abani
(Nigerian novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright).
September 26
Friday
11am-12pm
Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room
126 College Avenue
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS
Parking: Visitors may park without a permit in Lots 26 and 30, and in the College Avenue Deck.

Made possible by the GAIA Centers and CAS, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania will deliver a public lecture on on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11 a.m.-Noon at the College Ave Student Center in New Brunswick.

During his 60-minute lecture, Kikwete will discuss the role that partnerships between academia, business, and government agencies have in finding solutions to today's global challenges.

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is the fourth and current president of the United Republic of Tanzania. Previously, Kikwete was the minister for finance in 1994; he served as minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation from 1995 until 2005--the year he was elected president. He was chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) for 2010-2011, the chairperson of the East African Community (EAC), the chairperson of the African Union (AU) in 2008, and co-chair of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy in 2004. President Kikwete graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1975.

The winner of several international awards and honors, Kikwete was recognized by the United Nations Foundation during the Social Good Summit in 2011 for his commitment to social media and technology.

We hope you will join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event. To better accommodate our attendees, please take a moment to register for this free event.

OCTOBER
October 1
Wednesday
4:30pm-6pm
Brower Commons Rooms A, B, and C
145 College Avenue
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS
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The
Department of English, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, the Program in Comparative Literature, the Department of French, and CAS present "A Reading and Conversation with Keorapetse Kgositsile (South Africa's Poet Laureate) and Véronique Tadjo (journalist, painter, and award-winning author of numberous volumes of fiction, poetry, and children's literature; and Fall 2014 Visiting Scholar in the RU Department of French)." Please join us for a joint-reading with two world-renowned African writers. The authors, from South Africa and France/Côte d'Ivoire respectively, will follow their reading with a discussion of their writing in the context of contemporary developments in literature.
October 15
Wednesday
11am
Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
360 Martin Luther King Blvd.
703 Hill Hall
NEWARK CAMPUS

The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (Divsion of Global Affairs, RU-Newark) presents a talk by Lee Ann Fuji (Political Science, University of Toronto, and Ford Fellow hosted by Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers-NB) entitled, "Putting on a show: The logic of violent display in Bosnia, Rwanda, and the U.S." for the weekly CGHR colloquium, "Pathways to Perpetration: Local and Global Intersections."
October 20
Monday
12:35pm-3:35pm
Hickman Hall Room 119
DOUGLASS CAMPUS

CAS, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages present a talk by Ousseina Alidou (Center for African Studies Director and AMESALL Professor) entitled, "Contextualizing Boko Haram."

Special thanks to Abena P. A. Busia, Chair, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, for screening this talk in her Social Justice course 01:904:399:01.
NOVEMBER
November 3
Monday
12:35pm-3:35pm
Hickman Hall Room 119
DOUGLASS CAMPUS

CAS, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Department of Africana Studies present the Fall 2014 installment of the An African Movie and Dialogue Series: "Miners Shot Down" (a film by Rehad Desai, South Africa, 2014, 85 min). Edward Ramsamy, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, will present the film and moderate the post discussion.

Special thanks to Abena P. A. Busia, Chair, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, for screening this film in her Social Justice course 01:904:399:01.
November 14
Friday
12pm-5pm
Alexander Library
4th floor, Teleconference Lecture Hall
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS
flyer

The Rutgers working group "Zoonosis and Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of
Animal-to-Human Disease" presents an ebola forum that will provide information on all of the dimensions of the outbreak. Sponsored by the
Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs "Global Health!" series.
November 20-23
Thursday-Sunday
JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Indianapolis, Indiana

The African Studies Association will hold its 57th Annual Meeting, "Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation."
SAVE THESE DATES
November 24-25

Monday-Tuesday

CAS, the Department of English, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures are organizing a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God.
DECEMBER
December 2
Tuesday
5:30pm-7:10pm
Comparative Literature Office Building
195 College Avenue
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS
abstract and bio

CAS, Comparative Literature, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Women's and Gender Studies proudly present a talk by Wendy Belcher (Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University) entitled, "Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672)."


Web: A story about Prof. Belcher’s work on this text appeared in http://discovery.princeton.edu/2012/12/02/the-life-of-an-ethiopian-saint/

Special thanks to CAS Director Ousseina Alidou for holding this talk in her "Women Writers of Africa" course ( 01:013:401:01, 16:730:660:01, 16:195:504:01, 16:016:502:01).
SPRING 2015
JANUARY
SAVE THESE DATES
January 12-18

Senegal

The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures is co-organizing with Harvard University's Department of Comparative Literature the inaugural session of the Institute of World Literature. For more information please contact AMESALL Professor E. Efe.
FEBRUARY
Date
day
time
venue
CAMPUS
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MARCH
Women's History Month
March 27
Friday
8am-5pm (to be confirmed)
Alexander Library
4th Floor Teleconference Lecture Hall
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS

CAS and the Department of History present the 9th Greater New York Area Africa Historians Annual Workshop. For more information please contact graduate student organizers Moyagaye Bedward and Taylor Moore. Special thanks to our African Studies librarian Melissa Gasparotto and Alexander Library for their support of this workshop.
APRIL
Date
day
time
venue
CAMPUS
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