On the Edge: What Future for the African Sahel?

Filed under Academic, Events on February 21, 2017.

The 2017 Gwendolen M. Carter Conference in African Studies organized by the UF Sahel Research Group will be held on February 23-25, 2017. All panels will be held in the Reitz Union of the University of Florida campus, except for the first keynote lecture and the opening reception to be held at the UF Harn Museum of Art. (Transportation to the Harn will be provided). The Sahelian region of West Africa is at an important crossroads, under multiple pressures of diverse kinds—environmental, political, demographic, security, and economic—and marked by rapidly changing social and cultural dynamics. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars from Africa, Europe, and North America to offer perspectives on key issues shaping the region. The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is kindly requested. For more information http://sahelresearch.africa.ufl.edu/