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2017 Institute of African Studies and the African Heads of Mission Conference

A Black Man in the White House: In Conversation with Cornell Belcher

Cornell Belcher on May 10, 2017

On May 10, award-winning pollster and best-selling author Cornell Belcher will be in the Canada 2020 Studio to talk about his new book A Black Man in the White House.

Chronicling the Obama years, Cornell’s new book examines Barack Obama’s presidency and its triggering of America’s racial-aversion crisis.

Cornell will sit down with Brief Remarks host Susan Delacourt, as well as answer audience questions, from 4:00 to 5:15 PM in the Canada 2020 Studio.
Cornell BelcherCornell Belcher is a sought-after political commentator, observer and activist.

An award-winning pollster, his polling was the blueprint for the heralded 50-State Strategy for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) under Chairman Howard Dean.

He was also the first minority to be lead pollster for either national party.

Cornell is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and runs brilliant corners Research & Strategies.

Registration is free and open to the public:

CanUganSpring Brunch

MAY 7th, 2017 @ The Canal Ritz

Join us for a spring brunch! Here what’s going on in Kasese and help us launch our crowdfunding campaign.

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Scholarship in African Studies still faces the challenge of capacity building to enhance ownership by authors and institutions from and on the African continent. It also requires more coordinated efforts to provide the deserved space by African authors in the international domain. This award seeks to strengthen efforts to further promote internationally recognised African scholarship in African Studies.

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IAS Course in May 2017: Migration Lives and Livelihoods in South Africa

The Institute of African Studies is very pleased that its African Studies Abroad course this May, Migration Lives and Livelihoods in South Africa, will be coordinated with a core course at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Starting on May 8th, the students from both courses at Carleton and Wits will be learning about the various social, health, political, and economic dynamics associated with migration in South Africa. Through three weeks of seminar discussions, workshops with leading academic and civil society experts, and site visits in Johannesburg, at the Wits Rural Facility near the Mozambican border and in Musina on the Zimbabwean border. It will be an immersive learning experience for all!

To learn more about the combined course, please visit its blog.