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In honor of International Women’s Day, join Nobel Peace Laureate and Barnard Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice Leymah Gbowee, and other distinguished scholars and activists, for a daylong symposium on women’s rights movements in Africa. 

Political science professor urges support of local grassroots efforts to establish peace. 

Marc Hertzman, assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, examines the relationship between race and nation as seen through the fascinating history of samba.

Professor Autesserre, political science, is honored for ideas set forth in her book, The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.

Barnard symposium on African Women’s Rights and Resilience features distinguished scholars and activists addressing issues facing feminists and activists throughout Africa.

In honor of International Women's Day 2014, a look back at recent conversations and events on international issues.

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

 

 

Join the Center for Translation Studies as distinguished scholars and translators discuss the life and work of Juan Latino, the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a “Western” language.

 

 

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