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Lecture: The Role of the Diaspora in Africa's Resurgence: From Economy to Education

Date: Wednesday 4/8/2015
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Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Organizer: CSI Professors Lynda Pickbourn and Rachel Engmann ( )
Notes: Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Professor of History and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Quinnipiac University, will be giving a talk based on his recently published book 'Africa's Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora Transformations', a collection of essays in which Dr Zeleza explores the social and economic transformations of African societies over the past 50 years; the struggles for democratization and human rights, including, most recently, the Arab Spring; the thickening circuits of regional interconnections, and engagements with the disapora, most poignantly captured by the rise of the Obama phenomenon; and the shifting constructions and representations of Africa in popular and scholarly literature.

Dr. Zeleza's academic work has crossed traditional boundaries, ranging from economic and intellectual history to human rights, gender studies, and diaspora studies. He has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, reviews, short stories and online essays and authored or edited 27 books, several of which have won international awards including Africa's most prestigious book prize, the Noma Award, for his books A Modern Economic History of Africa (1993) and Manufacturing African Studies and Crises (1997). His most recent books include In Search of African Diasporas: Testimonies and Encounters (2012) and Africa's Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora Transformations (2014).
Location: FPH - East Lecture Hall

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