Eighth Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop

"Unfinished Business: Africa in the New Millennium"

Friday, October 27, 2000
Amado Recital Hall
Irvine Auditorium (34th and Spruce)
The University of Pennsylvania Campus 

8:30-9:15 amFree Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15-9:30 am Opening Remarks
Lee Cassanelli, Director, African Studies Center

Panel I"War and the Prospects for Peace in Central Africa"
"Grassroots Women's Associations and Ethnic Conflict Management in Burundi" Rose M. Kadende-Kaiser, Mississippi State University (Women's Studies and Anthropology)

"The Causes of the Crises in Central Africa"
Gilbert Khadiagala, The School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (African Studies)

"War in Central Africa: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?"
Tom Callaghy, University of Pennsylvania (Political Science)

Chair: Steve O'Connell, Swarthmore College (Economics)

Panel II "Health and Disease in Africa Today"

 Roundtable discussion will address current health problems in Africa, including the resurgence of infectious disease, the impact of the AIDS/HIV and Malaria epidemics, and the ethics of health research on the continent.

Sandra Barnes, University of Pennsylvania (Anthropology)
Steven Feierman, University of Pennsylvania (History and the Sociology of Science)
12:30-1:30 pmLunch

1:45-3:15 pm
Panel III" The Condition of Africa's Youth"

"Street Children in Kenya: Boys and Girls Compared"
Philip Kilbride, Bryn Mawr (Anthropology)

"Post Apartheid, South Africa and Post Velvet Revolution, Czech Republic: Some
Consequences for Youth"
Peter Skalnik, Charles University, Prague

"The Social Costs of Adjustment and Economic Crisis: Consequences for Low-Income Youth in Urban Zimbabwe"
Mary Osirim, Bryn Mawr (Sociology)

 Chair: Philip Kilbride, Bryn Mawr (Anthropology)
Discussant: Zolani Ngwane, Haverford (Anthropology)

Panel IV"An African Cultural Renaissance?": A Debate With Writer and Artist Breyten Breytenbach

Presentation by Breyten Breytenbach, New York University (Writer and Artist)

Chair: Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania (Romance Languages)
Commentaries by:Koffi Anyinefa, Haverford (French)
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania (English)
Wambui Mwangi, University of Pennsylvania, (Political Science)

4:45-6:00 pm:

Celebratory Launch of LATITUDES (an international, interdisciplinary forum on literature, culture, and human geography) and the PENN POST-COLONIAL READING GROUP

Reception Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and the African Studies Center


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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