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Reinventing CIDA

May 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Launch of a new report by Barry Carin and Gordon Smith, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.

Free. Registration is not required. Presentation of the report will be in English; discussion period in English and French.

What is the …

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Extractive Industries and Security Governance in Africa. Globalised Knowledge – Local Practices

May 4, 2010 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Jana Hönke, Free University Berlin.

Co-sponsor: School of Political Studies.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Jana Hönke is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the DFG Research Centre 700 “Governance in Areas of …

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Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers

April 26, 2010 - 6:00 pm

A talk by the Honorable Gareth Evans, Co-chair, International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

Free. This event will be in English.

Pre-registration is required: RSVP by clicking here.

Gareth Evans is Chancellor of the Australian National University …

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Reception and Book Launch for the Editors of Cultural Political Economy

April 14, 2010 - 4:00 pm

RSVP: [email protected]

Celebrate the launch of Professor Jacqueline Best and Professor Matthew Paterson‘s new co-edited volume, Cultural Political Economy (Routledge, 2010).

About the book: “The global political economy is inescapably cultural. Whether we talk about the economic dimensions of …

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This Time it Really is Different: Europe, the Financial Crisis, and ‘Staying on Top’ in the 21st Century

April 13, 2010 - 10:30 am

A talk by Mark Blyth, Brown University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Mark Blyth is a professor of international political economy in Brown’s Political Science Department and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute …

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The Transformation of Civil Wars, 1800-2010

April 8, 2010 - 10:30 am

A talk by Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Stathis N. Kalyvas is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. He is …

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Breaking Down Barriers: Challenges of Security and Development

March 24, 2010

CIPS Graduate Student Conference.

The second annual CIPS Graduate Student Conference will showcase research by graduate students from across Canada, focusing on the relationship between international security and development. This is a bilingual conference featuring research in both English and …

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Emerging Powers and Global Order

March 19, 2010 - 11:00 am

A talk by Andrew Hurrell, Oxford University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Andrew Hurrell is the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Balliol College, and the director of the Center for International Studies, …

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Negotiating Under Fire: The Impact of Terrorism on the Middle East Peace Process

March 15, 2010 - 6:00 pm

A talk by Matthew Levitt, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute.

Co-sponsor: Canadian Academics for Peace in the Middle East.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Matthew Levitt is a senior fellow …

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Obama’s Foreign Policy: ‘Yes We Can’ or ‘No We Can’t’?

March 11, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A talk by Stephen John Stedman, Stanford University.

Co-sponsor: Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Stephen Stedman
joined the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation CISAC in …

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Ethnic Politics and Armed Conflict in the Post-War World: An Empirical Analysis with Some Notes on Prevention Policies

March 3, 2010 - 9:30 am

A talk by Andreas Wimmer, University of California, Los Angeles.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Andreas Wimmer is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2009-10, he is a Senior …

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Bush’s War, Obama’s Choices?

March 3, 2010 - 11:30 am

A talk by Eliot Cohen, Professor, Johns Hopkins University and SAIS, and Former Counselor, U.S. Department of State.

Co-sponsors: Graduate Scool of Public and International Affairs; Canadian. Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.

Free. Registration is not required. This event …

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The Arab-Israel Conflict: Understanding the Current Impasse

March 1, 2010 - 6:00 pm

A talk by Barry Rubin, Global Research in International Affairs Center, Interdisciplinary Centre.

Co-sponsor: Israel Scholars Network .
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Barry Rubin is the Director of the Global Research in International …

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Fighting Al Qaeda in Yemen: Re-thinking the Islamist Threat

February 26, 2010 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Christina Hellmich, University of Reading.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Christina Hellmich is a specialist in Middle East politics with a particular research …

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Toughing It Out in Afghanistan

February 24, 2010 - 1:30 pm

A talk by Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Michael O’Hanlon, author of the newly published book Toughing It Out in Afghanistan, is director of research and senior fellow in …

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Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes

February 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Book launch featuring Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College.

Co-sponsor: the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Adam Chapnik is deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces …

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The UN Security Council : Can an Elected Member Like Canada Really Hope to Make an Impact?

February 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm

A talk by Colin Keating, Editor in Chief of Security Council Report.

Mr. Keating will be introduced by Mr. Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Ambassador Colin …

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Violences et reconfigurations politiques: Le cas du Caucase du nord

February 10, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Aurélie Campana, Université Laval.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in French.

Aurélie Campana is a professor of Political Science at Laval University and has held the Canada Research Chair in identity conflicts …

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Le processus de paix dans les pays des Grands lacs africains

February 9, 2010 - 12:30 pm

A talk by the Honorable Vital Kamerhe, Former President of the National Assembly, Democratic Republic of Congo

Co-sponsor: the African Study and Research Laboratory .
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in French.

The Honorable Vital Kamerhe …

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State Coercion and Insurgent Violence in Civil Wars: Evidence from Airstrikes in Afghanistan, 2006-09

February 5, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jason Lyall, Yale University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Jason Lyall is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. He is also affiliated …

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Development in a Changing World

February 4, 2010 - 11:00 am

A talk by Margaret Biggs, Canadian International Development Agency.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and French.

Ms. Biggs is President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Prior to her appointment at CIDA, …

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India and China in the World Economy: Conflict, Competition or Collaboration?

February 2, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A talk by Louis Pauly, University of Toronto.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CN-Tellier Chair in Business and Public Policy.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Louis W. Pauly holds …

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Security, Development and the Fragile State: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Policy

January 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy, Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

David Carment is Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School …

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Climate Change: What Does it Mean for Our Security?

January 27, 2010 - 1:30 pm

A talk by Frances Wood, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Frances Wood is the Head of Climate Security in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). She leads a …

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WFP and Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan

January 26, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A talk by Stefano Porretti, World Food Programme.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and in French.

A geologist by profession, Stefano Porretti has worked with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) since 1987 …

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Securing Africa’s Trigger: DRC’s Challenges

January 25, 2010 - 11:30 am

A talk by Caty Clement, Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in French and English.
Caty Clément has worked extensively on conflict and mediation both as an academic and a practitioner …

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Reform of the US Intelligence Community: What Was Intended, and How Well Has It Worked?

January 20, 2010 - 11:00 am

A talk by Margaret Henoch, Former Senior Operations Officer, CIA Clandestine Service.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Following 9/11 and the Iraqi invasion, the American …

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From the Front Line: Canadian Forces in Afghanistan

January 20, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A talk by Brigadier General Jonathan Vance, former Canadian commander in Kandahar.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and in French.

Brigadier General Vance recently returned from Afghanistan where he served as Commander of …

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The Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

January 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Rex Brynen, McGill University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Rex Brynen is Professor of Political Science at McGill University, and coordinator of the Montréal-based Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle …

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The Role of Global NGOs in World Politics: The Case of Relief and Development Organizations

January 7, 2010 - 5:00 pm

A talk by Peter Bell, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and French.
Peter D. Bell has been a senior research fellow at Harvard’s Hauser Center for …

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Iran: Current Challenges, Aspirations and Perceptions *CANCELLED*

January 5, 2010

A talk by Dennis Horak, Canada’s Chargé d’Affaires to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Dennis Horak joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1987. After assignments …

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Iran’s Interests in Afghanistan and their Impact on NATO’s Mission

November 27, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Stephen Carter, University of New Brunswick.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Stephen Carter received his Ph.D. in History from Durham University in 2007 and is currently a Research Affiliate with …

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International Security in Practice: The Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy

November 25, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Vincent Pouliot, McGill University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in French and English.

Vincent Pouliot is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill University. He is the author of the recently …

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The RCMP and Terrorism: Have we Come Full Circle?

November 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Paul Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP.

Co-sponsors: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; Canadian. Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be …

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U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

November 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Anthony Cordesman, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Centre for Strategic …

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Reading the Signs of Islamist Radicalization in Central Asia

November 23, 2009 - 4:30 pm

A talk by John Schoeberlein, Harvard University.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

John Schoeberlein is the Director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus under the Davis Center for Russian and …

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Dangerous Communities: Local Political Milieux and the Persecution of Jews in Occupied Poland

November 20, 2009 - 10:30 am

Dangerous Communities: Local Political Milieux and the Persecution of Jews in Occupied Poland.

A talk by Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto.

Co-sponsor: Department of History.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Jeffrey S. Kopstein …

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Climate Change: A Mainstream Security Issue for Canada?

November 20, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A talk by Margaret Purdy, University of British Columbia.

Co-sponsors: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; Canadian.

Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Margaret Purdy is Research …

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Civil Resistance and Power Politics: Reflections on the Collapse of European Communist Regimes in 1989

November 20, 2009 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Adam Roberts, Oxford University.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Professor Sir Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow …

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Democracy Promotion Under Obama: The Complexities of Reengagement

November 12, 2009 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Among the many foreign policy challenges President Obama inherited from his predecessor, restoring the credibility of U.S. democracy …

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The Migration-Development Insecurity Nexus: What Insecurity, and for Whom?

November 11, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Marianne Marchand, University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico.

Co-sponsor: the School of Political Studies.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Marianne H. Marchand is professor of international relations at the University of …

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Canada and International Mediation at Niagara Falls

November 10, 2009 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Michael Small, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Followed by a discussion facilitated by Peter Jones, University of Ottawa.

Free. This event will be in English.

In the early hours of April 22, …

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Canada’s National Security Challenges

November 5, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Marie-Lucie Morin, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.

Co-sponsors: the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies .

Free. This event will be in English …

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The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights

November 3, 2009 - 4:30 pm

A talk by Irene Khan, Secretary General, Amnesty International.

Co-sponsor: Amnesty International Canada; Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Free. This event will be in English.

Please register online.

Irene Zubaida Khan joined Amnesty International as …

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Israel, the Palestinians and Barack Obama

November 2, 2009 - 5:30 pm

A talk by Asher Susser, Tel Aviv University.

Co-sponsor: the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., 12th floor, Room 12110.

Professor Susser is former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel …

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Rethinking Canada’s International Priorities

November 1, 2009

CIPS workshop

Co-sponsor: Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Full-day event. By invitation only.

For information, please contact [email protected].

The time is ripe for a reconsideration of the priorities of Canadian foreign policy. In this workshop, leading …

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Kandahar After the Elections: The Challenge Ahead

October 27, 2009 - 2:45 pm

A talk by Ben Rowswell, Representative of Canada in Kandahar.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and French.

A foreign service officer, Ben Rowswell was recently appointed Representative of Canada in Kandahar.  Previously he …

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Science and Technology as an International Development Strategy: The Global AIDS Vaccine Effort

October 27, 2009 - 5:30 pm

A talk by Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli, Director General of the Uganda AIDS Commission.

Co-sponsors: the Institute for Population Health, the Canadian AIDS Society, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Free. Registration is …

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Tomorrow’s Navies: The Path Forward for Surface Combatants

October 26, 2009 - 10:00 am

A talk by Captain R. Robinson Harris, Lockheed Martin MS2 Integrated Defense Technologies.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Captain Harris retired from the U. …

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Universities and Public Policy

October 21, 2009

A talk by James B. Steinberg, United States Deputy Secretary of State.

Mr. Steinberg was appointed Deputy Secretary of State in January 2009. He addressed the opening plenary session of the Presidents’ National Dialogue conference on universities and public policy, …

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Is There Any Hope for Global Governance?

October 19, 2009 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Gilles Paquet, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in French and in English.

Gilles Paquet is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Public …

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The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: An Overview of the Methodology and Outputs of the Citizen Lab

October 14, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Ron Deibert, University of Toronto.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Ron Deibert is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, …

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The Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Obama’s Strategy

October 6, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies and CIPS.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be …

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Winning Hearts and Minds? Questioning the Effectiveness of Aid in Promoting Stability in Afghanistan

October 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Andrew Wilder, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Andrew Wilder was born in Pakistan and has spent more than 35 years living, studying and working in Pakistan …

Guerrilla Diplomacy

September 23, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A talk by Daryl Copeland, author of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Daryl Copeland is an analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, foreign policy, global issues and public …

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Visioning the Future of the UN Peacebuilding Commission

September 23, 2009

Authors’ workshop and policy discussion.

Full-day event. By invitation only.
For information, please contact [email protected].

Scholars and practitioners will discuss original papers on the potential future role of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, looking ahead five to ten years …

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Spain, the European Union and Canada

September 18, 2009 - 11:00 am

A lecture by Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Free event, but pre-registration is required: RSVP by clicking here.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
This event will be in English and …

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The Future of the Islamic Republic of Iran

September 17, 2009 - 11:30 am

A lecture by Farhad Kazemi, New York University.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Dr. Kazemi is Professor of Politics and Middle Eastern Studies at New …

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Determining Peace in Burundi: Organizational Rules, Routines and Risk

September 8, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Determining Peace in Burundi: Organizational Rules, Routines and Risk
A lecture by Susanna Campbell, Tufts University.


Co-sponsor: African Study and Research Laboratory.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Ms. Campbell is completing her dissertation entitled …