Critical Research on Africa Series

2017/2018 Series: Environment, Health and Healing in Africa: Challenges and Oppertunities


Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in Nigeria: Experiences from the Lakeshore Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Friday, October 27, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH 

Dr. Abi Fapohunda, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Ebola’s Objects: Care, Memory and Immunity in the Fever Museum

Friday January 19, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 4130 WWPH 

Dr. Adia Benton, Northwestern University 


Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility

Friday February 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH

Matiangai Sirleaf, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh


China-Africa Railway Crossings: Building the TAZARA Railway

Friday March 19, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, 3702 WWPH

Dr. Jamie Monson, Department of History, Michigan State University 


Healing Communities: The Convergence of Environment, Slavery, and Spirituality in the African-Atlantic World 

Friday April 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH

Dr. Michael Brown, Department of History, Southern Illinois University 


Gloabl 68-The Nigerian Civil War

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 4:00 -6:00pm - 4130 WWPH

The UCIS Gloabl 68 Series draws themes from events that took place around the world in 1968. As part of this series, the African Studies Program will be showing a documentary entitled "Biafra and Nigeria War 1967-1970". This will be followed by a panel discussion on the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War (July 6, 1967 - January 3, 1970). Our panel will discuss the causes, aftermath and legacy of the conflict and the lessons for independence, democracy and freedom. Our invited panel consists of Edmond Keller from UCLA, Joshua Forest from La Roche University and Moses Ochonu from Vanderbilt.