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Between Hostility and Cosmopolitanism: Somali migrant women in Nairobi and Johannesburg

When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Where: 433 Paterson Hall

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Overview of International Law and Cooperative Agreements on Cross Boundary Rivers: Examples from Africa, Europe and North America

Prof. Tag Elkhazin will briefly highlight the main guidelines, protocols and laws available today. International Law on cross-border rivers and basins for non-navigational purposes is very weak and Enforcement other than by consent remains a global challenge.

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Commitment, Crisis, Capture: Analyzing the Evolution of South Africa’s Refugee Policy

When: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: Discovery Centre Room MacOdrum Library

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Sino-Africa Relationship: Africa-China Reporting Project

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: The Arts Lounge, 2017 Dunton Tower

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Conférence du cerclecad: “l’écriture et l’identité: tentative de réponse”

La troisième  conférence de notre onzième Rentrée scientifique du CERCLECAD 2017/2018, ce samedi le 25 novembre 2017, comme d’habitude à 15H00, dans la salle C 119, du Pavillon Tabaret de l’Université d’Ottawa, située au 550, Cumberland.

La Conférence sera  donnée par le Professeur Abdoulaye GUEYE, de l’École d’Études sociologiques et anthropologiques de l’Université d’Ottawa. Elle sera modérée par le Professeur Benoît AWAZI MBAMBI KUNGUA, Président du CERCLECAD.

Abdoulaye Gueye est professeur à de l’École d’Études sociologiques et anthropologiques de l’université d’Ottawa. Il a beaucoup écrit sur les intellectuels africains de la période postcoloniale en s’appuyant sur le cas de la France.

Un moment de convivialité et de réseautage autour de beignets, de brochettes, de liqueurs et du vin, clôturera dans la joie notre conférence.

Venue: C119 Tabaret Hall, 550 CumberlandUniversity of Ottawa,

Date:    Nov. 25, 2017

Reporting Africa: A Conversation with Globe and Mail Africa correspondent Geoffrey York

Geoffrey York is the Africa correspondent for The Globe and Mail and has been a foreign correspondent for The Globe and Mail since 1994, including seven years as the Moscow Bureau Chief and seven years as the Beijing Bureau Chief.  He has been covering Africa from his base in Johannesburg since 2009. He is a veteran war correspondent who has covered conflicts since 1992 in places such as Somalia, Sudan, Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of three books, including two books on aboriginal issues in Canada. He has received several journalistic awards, including a National Magazine Award and two National Newspaper Awards. He was born in Ottawa and graduated from Carleton’s journalism program.

Adrian Harewood is co-host of

CBC News Ottawa . Harewood attended elementary and high school at Ashbury College, and was involved in community radio at CKCU (Carleton University) and CHUO (University of Ottawa). He has been a guest host on national CBC programs such as As it Happens , Sounds Like Canada and The Current. Before coming to television, Harewood was the host of All In A Day on CBC Radio One in Ottawa.

Monday, Dec. 4th, @7:30 pm

At the offices of iPolitics 17 York St., Suite 201  in the Byward Market

Event is free but please register at Eventbrite

Media and Mass Atrocity: The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond

Roundtable at Carleton University, Dec. 1-3, 2017

As more information about the Rwanda genocide becomes available and as the narrative of those events continues to evolve, we still have much to learn from the important case study of Rwanda about the role of media in stimulating and responding to mass atrocities. In particular, in an era of social media saturation, near-ubiquitous mobile device penetration, and dramatic shifts in traditional news media, it is more important than ever to examine the nexus between media and mass atrocity.

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Apply Now: Funding for Research on Gender and Innovation in Africa

Funding to conduct research on gender and innovation in Africa is now available. Open AIR invites proposals for short-term research projects that address our research questions on African innovation through the lens of gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, and inclusion of marginalized communities. Researchers will conduct their projects while based at one or more of Open AIR’s institutional hubs in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cairo, Lagos, Abuja, and Ottawa.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are identified. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Please download the Call for Applications for detailed instructions on how to apply here

Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program: Ethiopia

The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars will be a diverse set of qualified academics advancing scholarship at leading Ethiopian institutions of higher education with the aim of strengthening Ethiopian universities capacity to teach, research, and manage undergraduate and graduate programs. This program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia,
Bahir Dar University, the University of Gondar, and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Deadline: December 1, 2017

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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Over the past four years, the program has funded 274 Fellowships at 102 African universities. The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.

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GDAI – PhD scholarships

The Centre of African Studies offers 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development.

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER for the PhD by applying directly to the SOAS Doctoral School.

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RBC® Black History Month Student Essay Competition

We’re Giving Away 30 Scholarships

Including Three Grand Prizes

First Prize

$5,000 Scholarship

Second Prize

$2,500 Scholarship

Third Prize

$1,500 Scholarship

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Tribute to the late Fela Kuti

Felabration *A tribute to Fela Kuti *

Come dance the night away! Celebrate the life and legacy of this multi-instrumentalist musician, composer & pioneer of Afro-beat.

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