Western Michigan University’s Center for African Development Policy Research sponsors and organizes lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops and other special events that enhance global awareness and contribute to the understanding of cultural, political and socio-economic development in Africa.
Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16
Conference—eighth International Conference on African Development, “The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States,” 2028 Brown Hall, Western Michigan University. Registration required.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Lecture—Dr. Federica De Sisto, "Doing Sensitive Research Cross-Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Fieldwork,” 1115 Moore Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Lecture—David Spurret, “Sacred Value, Rule-Based Choice and the Brain,” 1920 Sangren Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, April 3
Lecture—Dr. Mo Hunsen, “Sustainable Chemistry and Business in the United States and Africa,” 1220 Chemistry Building, 3 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Lecture—Dr. Howard Stein, “Africa and the Perversities of International Capital Flows,” 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Friday through Sunday, July 27-29
Conference—seventh International Conference on African Development, “Challenges and Opportunities for Democratic Good Governance for Sustainable Development through Global and Diaspora Partnerships with African States,” Western Michigan University. Registration required.
Thursday, April 12
Lecture—Dr. David Wiley, “Africa After 9/11: Rethinking U.S. Definitions and Policies,” 2028 Brown Hall, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, March 28
Lecture—Dr. Theodore Vestal, “Ethiopian-American Relations During the Reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, 1930-1974” 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Monday, March 12
Lecture—Dr. Bilinda Straight, “Health Outcomes of Inter-Community Violence in Three Northern Kenyan Pastoralist Communities,” 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Lecture—Dr. Chuck Schaefer, “Authoritarianism and Economic Development: Ethiopia's Investment Gamble,” 1025 of Brown Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Lecture—Dr. Assefa Mehretu, “Partners for Progress and Modernization: American-Ethiopian Relations,” 2028 Brown Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Friday, Sept. 30
Lecture—Dr. David Shinn, “U.S. Policy Towards the Horn of Africa,” 2028 Brown Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Thursday through Saturday, June 2-4
Conference—sixth International Conference on International Development Studies, “Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Peace in Africa in The 21st Century,” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Registration required.