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The African Studies Center hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of talks, conferences, symposiums, and seminars by internationally renowned intellectuals, artists, and scholars.

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January

Complexity Galore: Governance and Outcomes of Sustainability Initiatives in Africa
Prof. Stefano Ponte

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30 PM
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-CH

New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in Africa. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, certification agencies and other intermediaries. Yet, we still do not know whether more sophisticated organizational structures, more stakeholders involved, and more advanced participatory processes have delivered better sustainability outcomes, and if so, in what sectors and under what circumstances. The ‘New Partnerships for Sustainability’ (NEPSUS) research project assembles a multidisciplinary team to analyze sustainability partnerships in three key natural resource sectors in Tanzania: forestry, wildlife and coastal resources. In this presentation, Prof. Stefano Ponte, of the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, explores some of the main conceptual issues arising in this effort and presents preliminary results. Ponte is particularly interested in sustainability trajectories, in how sustainability standards, labels and certifications shape agro-food value chains, and in how different forms of partnerships affect sustainability outcomes. He has authored or edited eight books, including, most recently, the monograph Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World (with Lisa Ann Richey, Minnnesota University Press, 2011). This talk is part of the Thursday Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Thursday Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. Light refreshments will be served.   Free.   Please Contact: Stacey Sewall sewall@email.unc.edu for more information.


SERSAS/SEAN 2018 Spring Conference
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Saturday, January 27, 2018, All day.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) & Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN) will hold their Annual Joint Meeting at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The joint SERSAS/SEAN conference prides itself on providing a collegial and welcoming atmosphere, and we are particularly interested in supporting emerging scholars. Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies, University of Florida.   Registration/fee is required.   Please Contact: Todd Leedy tleedy@ufl.edu for more information.



February

Prof. Brigitte Seim
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:30 PM
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-CH

Brigitte Seim is an Asst. Professor of Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on comparative politics and the political economy of development. She examines the relationship between citizens and political officials, with a particular emphasis on accountability in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This talk is part of the Thursday Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Thursday Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. Light refreshments will be served.   Free.   Please Contact: Stacey Sewall sewall@email.unc.edu for more information.



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