Friday, February 16, 2007

Darfur Symposium at UPenn - Thursday, March 1, 2007

This symposium at the University of Pennsylvania is open to the public and looks very promising, so those of you who live in the Philadelphia area might consider attending. And if any of you who live elsewhere know people who are within striking distance of Philadelphia, please pass this announcement along to them.

--Jeff Weintraub
The Africana Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania presents:

The Darfur Symposium
Thursday, March 1, 2007
12:30 - 6:30 pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street

Since 2003 over two million people have been driven from their homes and more than 200,000 have died since ethnic tensions have exploded into government sanctioned ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region of Sudan. Neither intervention from the United Nations nor internal ceasefire has inspired lasting peace.

History and Human Rights | 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Ismail Abdalla, William and Mary College
Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University
Ali Dinar, University of Pennsylvania [JW: See here]
Heather Sharkey, University of Pennsylvania
Racial, Ethnic and Geo Politics in Darfur | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Brown University
Zeinab Eyega, Sauti-Yetu Center for African Women, Inc.
Eve Troutt Powell, University of Pennsylvania
Alex de Waal, Harvard University [JW: See here and here]
For more information, contact the Center for Africana Studies at
215-898-4965 or visit our website at .