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Africana Studies

International peacekeeping works better when the people trying to do that job pay attention to local conflicts in the countries they are trying to help.

So says Severine Autesserre,  a Barnard College political scientist who has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for the ideas set forth in her book, “The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.”

Distinguished alumna Edwidge Danticat '90 returns to campus to share her new book, Create Dangerously, and to discuss what inspires her and drives her storytelling.

Come join us for the first ever chance to speak your piece on a variety of topics. All are welcome. Get there early to sign up; spaces are limited!

Prof. Matar, Libyan author and member of Barnard's English faculty, answers questions on Libya through The New Yorker's "Ask the Author" webpage.

Matt D. Childs examines how the transatlantic slave trade brought about the formation of a common identity for the Yoruba and Igbo peoples of Africa.

 

Haiti Unbound:  A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

By Kaiama L. Gover

Students and faculty collaborate on a breakthrough program

A community is more than the sum of its parts

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