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2nd Institute of African Studies Undergraduate Conference
Sat, 15 October 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
The Institute of African Studies Students Association (IASSA) is proud to present the 2nd Institute of African Studies Undergraduate Research Conference.
This Year Theme is: "Africa after Africa Rising: Politics, Development, Youth and Innovation in an Era of Globalization: seeks to encourage interdisciplinary engagement with a new generation of continental and diasporic Africans confronting questions such as: Is Africa really rising? What is the future of the continent—politically, economically, and culturally? Are “Afropolitans” the new face of the Diaspora? In what ways are African youth using technology and innovation? What are the new directions for political participation and development? In a time of political, developmental and innovative transition, we ask: Which Way Africa? This conference encourages students not to simply replicate the usual discourses of victimhood or reproduce information obtained from a variety of sources, but to generate new and innovative ideas that address the challenges and opportunities for the new generation as well as provoke further research.
POSSIBLE TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Globalization, Popular and Youth Culture
- Population, Displacement, Migration and Land
- Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality
- Critiques of Imperialism, Colonialism and the Slave Trade
- Natural Resources and International Development
- Race, Identity, and Diaspora
- Crime, Security, and Political Leadership
- Environment and Conservation
- The International criminal court of Justice
Students are not limited to these themes, however papers must remain within the scope of African Studies.
For all those participating, the IASSA plans to make this a memorable experience for students by incorporating guest-speakers, cultural components, and an environment that fosters the kind of support and encouragement that undergraduate students treasure. Note that lunch and coffee breaks will be provided throughout the day.
The conference will take place in the Carleton University's Discover Centre on the fourth floor of the MacOdrum Library. For further directions, here is a link to the campus map: http://carleton.ca/campus/map/
We would like to thank the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and all other individuals within Carleton University for their generous and continuous support in this conference. Without them, this event would not be able to happen.
We hope to see you there!