Audio & Video

The African Studies Center (ASC) sponsors lectures, exhibits, film series, and cultural performances throughout the year. View video and audio clips below of speakers addressing topics focused on Africa.

Transnational Vulnerabilities in Governance, Employment, Health and Education: Finding Inclusive Solutions in the US and Africa

 

Science Environments in Africa Conference

Dr. Elinor Ostrom
The Challenges of Combining the Social with the Ecological
Welcoming remarks by:
Lester Monts, Senior Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, U-M
Phil Hanlon, Vice-Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs/Provost Designate, U-M
Ken Kollman, Acting Director, International Institute/Acting Vice-Provost for International Affairs, U-M

Dr. Elinor Ostrom is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. She shared the 2009 Nobel prize in Economics "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons".


Professor Moses Kizza Musaazi
Appropriate Technologies for Africa

Welcoming remarks by:
Kelly Askew, Director, African Studies Center/Associate Professor, Anthropology, U-M
Samuel Mukasa, Chair and Professor, Geological Sciences, U-M

Professor Musaazi is Professor of Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and founder of Technology 4 Tomorrow.

African Studies Launch Symposium: Engaging Africa/Advancing African Studies

Welcome Address
Coleman, Mary Sue - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

President of the University of Michigan

Introduction by Kelly Askew, Director of the African Studies Center, U-M

See the article in the UM Record


Expanding Health Initiatives in Ghana
Woolliscroft, Jim - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Introduction by James Woolliscroft, Dean of the U-M Medical School

Chaired by Rachel Snow, Associate Director of the International Institute and Associate Professor of Public Health, U-M


The Role of the University of Michigan in Health Manpower Development in Ghana
Donkor, Peter - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Peter Donkor is Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana


Engineering Technologies for Global Healthcare
Sienko, Kathleen - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Kathleen Sienko is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, U-M


Health Open Education Resources
Hanss, Theodore - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Ted Hanss is Director of the Office of Enabling Technologies, U-MHealth and Environment in Urban Africa


Health and Environment in Urban Africa
Polverini, Peter - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

introduction by Peter Polverini, Dean of the U-M School of Dentistry

Chaired by Nancy Hunt, Associate Professor of History, U-M

Organized by the African Development and Human Security Project (ADHS)


Environmental Management Challenges of Human Settlements in Ghana: From Health to Human Security and Sustainability
Songsore, Jacob - University of Ghana
2009-03-13 11:02:29-05:00
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery
Duration: 00:20:26

Jacob Songsore is Professor of Geography, University of Ghana


Normalizing Catastrophe: the Metropolitan Hazardscape, Environmental Vulnerability, and the Disposable Urban Poor in Johannesburg after Apartheid
Murray, Martin - SUNY Binghamton
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Martin Murray is Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton


Gender Differences in Perception of Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: The Case of Men and Women in the City of Lilongwe, Malawi
Kalipeni, Ezekiel - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Ezekiel Kalipeni is Associate Professor of Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


African Cities: Challenges to a Human Security Agenda
Freund, William - University of KwaZulu-Natal
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Bill Freund is Professor of Economic History, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Dynamics of Science and Technology in Africa
Munson, David - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Introduction by Dave Munson, Dean of the U-M College of Engineering


The Perfect Storm: Africa at the Precipice of Climate Change, Population Explosion, and Peak Everything
Mukasa, Sam - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Sam Mukasa is Proessor and Chair of Geological Sciences, U-M


Computers, Apartheid, and Information Infrastructure in South Africa 1960-2000
Edwards, Paul - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Paul Edwards is Associate Professor in the School of Information, U-M


Going Beyond Traditional Engagements in Science
Bawa, Ahmed - Hunter College, CUNY
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Ahmed Bawa is Professor and Distinguished Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy, Hunter College, CUNY


U-M Presidential Africa Initiatives: Heritage and Social Research
McDonald, Terrence - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Introduction by Terrence McDonald, Dean of the U-M College of Literature, Science and Arts


U-M Presidential Africa Initiatives: Heritage and Social Research Overview
Herwitz, Daniel - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Overview by Daniel Herwitz, Director of the Institute for the Humanities, U-M


Rethinking Ghana's Heritage from Inside-Out
Gavua, Kodzo - University of Ghana
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Kodzo Gavua is Professor and Chair of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana


Lwandle, Sun City and the Re-Making of Apartheid's Heritage
Witz, Leslie - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Leslie Witz is Professor of History, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


University of Michigan's African Social Research Initiative
Lam, David - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

David Lam is Professor of Economics, U-M


Democratic Citizenship and Governance in Africa
Alence, Rod - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Rod Alence is Associate Professor of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, U-M


Panel Discussion, Q and A
Herwitz, Daniel - University of Michigan
2009-03-13
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Hatcher Library Gallery

Moderated by Daniel Herwitz, Director of the Institute for the Humanities, U-M

Kodzo Gavua, Professor and Chair of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana
Leslie Witz, Professor of History, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
David Lam, Professor of Economics, U-M
Rod Alence, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, U-M