Transnational Vulnerabilities in Governance, Employment, Health and Education: Finding Inclusive Solutions in the US and Africa
African Social Research Initiative (ASRI) Biannual Conference
October 11-12, 2013
The African Studies Center's African Social Research Initiative (ASRI) is holding a conference in October entitled Transnational Vulnerabilities in Governance, Employment, Health and Education: Finding Inclusive Solutions in the US and Africa. Recognizing that many vulnerabilities are transnational makes possible the discussion of solutions that transcend national boundaries.
The conference will use the tools of social research to identify and measure the major gaps in health, housing, education, employment and welfare at national and sub-national levels.
Conference goals include:
- Bringing scholars and policymakers into dialogue with each other about the most advanced techniques for conducting social research and how research findings can be translated into policies that are both inclusive and equitable.
- Sharing the tools and techniques of data analysis that have been developed at the University of Michigan, and highlighting the work of both established and emerging scholars from countries in Africa and from the United States.
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Co-sponsors: Center for Political Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
The African Social Research Initiative (ASRI) is a partnership between U-M and universities in Ghana and South Africa. Previous conferences in Cape Town and Accra presented the results of research by ASRI partners on economic development, public health, gender equity, distributive politics, and governance both in the United States and on the continent of Africa. ASRI's purpose is to showcase social science work on Africa by emerging scholars and provide opportunities for data sharing and analysis.