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Spring 2021 Walter Rodney Lecture Series
February 8 - Marc Sommers (BU), “Youth, Pop Culture and Terror Warfare in Sierra Leone”

February 16* - Les Kaufman (BU), “Food-Energy-Water Security, Biodiversity, and Climate Change in the Nilotic Great Lakes of Africa”

March 1 - David Frankfurter (BU), “Re-Modeling the Christianization of Egypt”

March 8 - Shingirai Taodzera (Wellesley), “Nations Within a State and the Emerging Hydrocarbons Industry in Uganda”

March 15 - Anima Adjepong (Independent), “Afropolitan Vibes: Race, Class, and Cultural Politics in Accra and Houston”

March 22 - Patricia-Pia Célérier (Vassar), “Can One Talk of a Decolonial Turn in France Today?”

March 29 - Trent Masiki (BU), “The Road to Kampala: African American Ambassadors and Foreign Service Officers in Uganda”

April 5 - Adia Benton (Northwestern), "Spy, Patrol, Police: Black Life and the Production of Epidemiological Knowledge from Atlanta, Georgia to Freetown, Sierra Leone"

April 12 - Tim Weiskel (BU), “Some Troubling Chapters in The Political Ecology and History of West African Agriculture”

April 26 - Abdoulaye Sounaye (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient), “Projecting Life: Boko, Learning and Religiosity on a University Campus in West Africa”

* This date is a Tuesday; BU will be operating on Monday Schedule
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