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Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent.

Spring 2018 Speaker Schedule (PDF)
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.*

Seminars are also live-streamed at

*(Please confirm as individual dates and times may change)
International Center, Room 201

Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

Upcoming Speaker(s)

February 15

Joseph Bradshaw , PhD Candidate in History (MSU).

"Warfare, Politics and the Changing Role of Race and Ethnicity in the 19th Century Middle Niger”

February 22

Dr. Elizabeth Edna Wangui,  Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Ohio University. Ohio University

“Gendered barriers to participating in a payment for ecosystem services project in Githambara micro-catchment of the Upper Tana Basin, Kenya”

March 1

Shoonie Hartwig,  Kitereza Biographer

“Aniceti Kitereza: A Tanzanian Epic"

Past Episodes

View all of the Eye on Africa past episodes and past speakers.