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  • Florizelle Liser | SAIS
    Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Florizelle Liser Florizelle Liser Florizelle Liser Professorial Lecturer African Studies Background and Education Florizelle Florie Liser is the Assistant U S Trade Representative for Africa in the Office of the United States Trade Representative In this position she leads U S trade efforts in the 49 countries of sub Saharan Africa and oversees implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Ms Liser s current and previous positions have given her an extensive background in development trade negotiations and Africa Among the positions she has held are Senior Trade Policy Advisor at the Department of Transportation and Associate Fellow at the Overseas Development Council For many years Ms Liser has been actively involved in promoting trade and development policies that recognize Africa s growing importance to the United States Ms Liser was born in the Republic of Panama and raised in Brooklyn New York She holds a M A in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies SAIS and a B A in International

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  • African Studies | SAIS
    in South Africa Jeff will draw upon his practical experience acquired by institutionalizing entrepreneurship programs at Colgate University and his research into educational reforms that will increase opportunity for South African youth Nov 13 Josiah Wedgwood 18th Century Scholars The Role Antiquity Played in Their Lives Society 6 00pm 8 00pm Joseph Bothwell has an MA in Art History and is an Art Hisotrian and Art Appraiser He has a wealth of art history expertise with the full scope of Western art history which includes Ancient Medieval Renaissance Baroque Modern and Contemporary art He also has experience in Asian art including Chinese Japanese and Indian and Southeast Asian art as well as education in pre Columbian Native American and Primitive African and Oceanic art 2015 Nov 9 CANCELED How to Make Governement Work of Africa 12 15pm 1 45pm Nick Thompson CEO of the African Governance Initiative will speak on this topic Nov 4 Democracy and the Challenge of Political Change in Nigeria 12 30pm 1 45pm Dr Usman Bugaje is a public intellectual former member of the House of Representatives and former National Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria ACN A civil society activist who founded the NGO Networks for Justice and a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University Dr Bugage has written extensively on the role of women and youths in Nigeria s recent democratic transformation Currently he is the convener of the Arewa Research and Development Project which promotes economic reform and reconstruction in the northern states of Nigeria Oct 21 Promoting Tolerant Islam in Africa Morocco s Recent Outreach Initiative 12 30pm 1 45pm Ann Wainscott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St Louis University She has conducted field work in Morocco and Senegal on the politics of promoting tolerance by state bureaucrats seeking to regulate religious groups and Islamic educational institutions Her forthcoming book Bureaucratic Islam Morocco s response to the War on Terror 2003 2015 analyzes the tensions associated with Morocco s counter terrorism strategy of incorporating religious institutions into the state while allowing religious political parties to compete in elections Professor Wainscott s recent research evaluates the politics driving Morocco s foreign policy strategy of promoting ts model to West African states with long standing historical ties to Morocco Oct 9 The Fly A Powerful Icon in Ancient Egypt 6 30pm 8 30pm Oct 7 Africa Why Economist Get It Wrong 4 30pm 6 00pm Morton Jerven teaches economic history at Simon Frazer University He specializes in unmasking the statistical evidence upon which international policy makers justify their influential policy prescriptions for African states His first book Poor Numbers How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It earned a best book of the year award from Foreign Affairs His latest book Africa Why Economists Get it Wrong continues his original reasoning by explaining why sophisticated econometric techniques can never compensate for the distortions produced by false observations in the first instance Oct 7 Social Conflict and Cattle Rustling in Africa Understanding the New Pastoral Economy 12 30pm 1 45pm Oct 5 How to Make Government Work of Africa 12 15pm 1 45pm Apr 21 Making Sense of China s Rush into Africa 12 30pm 2 00pm Howard French Columbia University will discuss the topic Apr 14 Angola Since the Cilvil War Oil Reconstruction and Illiberal State Building 4 30pm 6 00pm Apr 10 Eternal Shelters 10 00pm 12 00am Aidan Dodson senior research fellow University of Bristol will discuss this topic Mar 25 Urbanization and Ethnicity in Botswana 4 30pm 6 00pm Elliott Green Associate Professor London School of Economics will discuss the topic Mar 20 Predynastic Rock Art and the Mound of Creation The Function of Boats in the Desert 10 00pm 12 00am Lauren Lippiello Research Associate Egyptian Expedition University of Arizona will discuss the topic Mar 4 How Education Reduces Political Participation under Electoral Authoritarianism Evidence from Zimbabwe 5 30pm 7 00pm Kevin Croke SAIS Alum 2011 Harvard School of Public Health will discuss the topic Feb 20 Ancient Egypt and Punt An Archaeological Perspective from Mersa Wadi Gawasis 11 00pm 1 00am Kathryn Bard Professor Boston University will discuss the topic Feb 12 DR Congo Telema Democracy Protest The Road to the 2016 election 5 00pm 7 00pm In January 2015 the Congolese people took to the streets to protest legislation that conditioned the 2016 presidential election to a national census effectively extending President Joseph Kabila s term in office beyond the constitutionally mandated two terms The protests were violently repressed by the police and the republican guard According to Human Rights Watch 42 unarmed protesters were killed After vigorous debate the Senate amended the legislation and dropped the census clause Tensions remain high however as the presidential majority seeks to stay in power and the national electoral commission continues to delay the publication of the electoral calendar Feb 4 Citizen Education after Political Transition Experiences from Kenya and Ethiopia 6 30pm 8 00pm q Jan 24 Imagining the Past Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt 12 00am 2 00am Colleen Mannassa Associate Professor Yale University will discuss the topic 2014 Dec 4 Emerging Africa How the Global Economy s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter 10 30pm 12 00am Kingsley Moghalu deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria will dicuss this topic Dec 3 Ebola The Intersection of Cultural Historical and Political Dynamics in West Africa 6 30pm 8 00pm Michael McGovern associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan will discuss this topic Dec 1 Reframing South Africa Conference 3 00pm 11 00pm Various speakers will address new ways to think about South Africa in the regional and global economy possibilities for industrial policy innovation in social programs and shifts in economic structure during the conference South Africa s economic growth has slowed in recent years against a troubling background of deep structural inequalities that have persisted in the 20 years since democratization The conference will address the question of how to construct a model of transformation that can secure the participation of all actors including those that still feel disenfranchised while getting the country back on the path to economic growth and stability Nov 17 Presidential Death and Elections Comparing Contemporary Malawi and Zambia 6 30pm 8 00pm Boniface Dulani lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Malawi and Kim Yi Dionne assistant professor in the Department of Government at Smith College will discuss this topic Nov 15 Hatshepsut How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt 12 00am 2 00am Kara Cooney associate professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA will discuss this topic Nov 5 Religious Engagement in Politics in Sub Saharan Africa 6 30pm 8 00pm Rachel Riedl assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University will discuss this topic Oct 29 Election Violence in Democratizing States Africa in Comparative Perspective 5 30pm 7 00pm Leonardo Arriola associate professor at the University of California Berkeley will discuss this topic Oct 29 Election Violence in Democratizing States Africa in Comparative Perspective 5 30pm 7 00pm Election Violence in Democratizing States with focus on Africa Oct 28 What Did the US Africa Summit Mean for the Great Lakes Region 2 30pm 4 00pm David Gilmour deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the US Department of State Mima Nedelcovych president and CEO at the Initiative for Global Development and Dave Peterson senior director for the Africa Program at the National Endowment for Democracy will discuss this topic Mvemba Dizolele Peter and Frances Duigan Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University will moderate the discussion Note This event is off the record Oct 24 Unwrapping Victorian Era Egyptology The Curious Case of the Web of the Occult and Scholarship 11 00pm 1 00am Steve Vinson associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University will discuss this topic Oct 17 The Politics of Economic Growth and Social Inclusion in Africa Day 2 2 00pm 7 00pm Various speakers will discuss this topic during the two day conference Oct 16 The Politics of Economic Growth and Social Inclusion in Africa Day 1 2 00pm 10 00pm Various speakers will discuss this topic during the two day conference Oct 14 A Model for Wildlife Conservation in Africa The Cheetah Conservation Fund 9 30pm 11 00pm Laurie Marker founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Bruce Brewer general manager of the Cheetah Conservation Fund will discuss this topic Oct 8 Loot Pillage and Plunder Prosecuting Economic War Crimes in the 21st Century 5 30pm 7 00pm Holly Dranginis policy associate at the Enough Project Mohamed Bangura prosecution legal adviser and evidence officer for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and James Stewart assistant professor of law at the University of British Columbia will discuss this topic Sep 26 Beneath the Sands of Egypt An Archaeologist Explores the Valley Kings 11 00pm 1 00am Don Ryan archaeologist and professor in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University will discuss this topic Sep 25 Peace Land Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention 5 30pm 7 00pm Séverine Autesserre assistant professor of political science at Columbia University will discuss this topic Sep 24 The Role of Political Parties in an Emerging Democracy A Nigerian Perspective 5 30pm 7 00pm Femi Gbaja Biamila minority leader of the House of Representatives for the Republic of Nigeria will discuss this topic Sep 18 Voices Unheard Rising Demand for Democracy in Africa 5 30pm 7 00pm Carolyn Logan deputy director of Afrobarometer and associate professor in the Department of Political Science and African Studies Center at Michigan State University will discuss this topic Sep 4 Ending Violence Against Women in the Great Lakes Voices from the Front Line 2 30pm 4 00pm Mireille Muhigwa Mandela Washington Fellow from Democratic Republic of Congo and gender program officer for SAMWAKI Martine Theodora Kessy Ekomo Soignet Mandela Washington Fellow from the Central African Republic and project officer at the African Medical and Research Foundation AMREF and Nulu Naluyombya Mandela Washington Fellow from Uganda and founder and executive Director of Success Chapter will discuss this topic Jun 13 A Portrait of Egypt by 19th Century Artist Drawn from an Orientalist Collection 11 30pm 2 00am Caroline Williams independent scholar will discuss this topic May 29 A Complex Partnership What Declassified Documents Reveal About America s Role in the Congo from 1960 1968 and the Lessons We Can Draw Today 2 30pm 4 30pm Steve Weissman historian author and independent political scientist John Prados senior fellow and project director at the National Security Archive at George Washington University and Georges Nzongola Ntalaja professor of african studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will discuss this topic May 16 Drinking and Knapping in Predynastic Egypt 11 30pm 2 00am Elizabeth Hart fellow at the American Research Center in Egypt will discuss this topic Apr 14 Constitution Amendment in an Emerging Democracy The Nigerian Experience 5 30pm 7 00pm Ike Ekweremadu Deputy President of the Senate of Nigeria will discuss this topic Apr 11 Conviviality in Ancient Egypt 11 30pm 2 00am John Baines professor of egyptology at the University of Oxford will discuss this topic Apr 11 A Conversation with Usman Bugaje 5 30pm 7 00pm Usman Bugaje founding chairman of Network for Justice will give a talk Apr 3 Tunisia s Transition Yesterday Today and Tomorrow 5 30pm 7 00pm Nacef Belkhiria e xecutive vice president of BSB Group Tunisia and member of the Tunisian American Friendship Association will discuss this topic Apr 2 Betrayed Politics Power and Prosperity 9 30pm 11 00pm Seth Kaplan professorial lecturer in the African Studies Program will discuss his new book Betrayed Politics Power and Prosperity Mar 27 Youth in Burundi Challenges and Opportunities in the Lead up to the 2015 Elections 2 30pm 4 30pm Marc Sommers visiting researcher at the African Studies Center at Boston University Audace Machado journalist for Voice of America and Mike Jobbins senior program manager for Africa at Search for Common Ground will discuss this topic Mar 21 Talking Trees in Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry 11 30pm 2 00am Cynthia Sheikholeslami egyptologist will discuss this topic Mar 5 Political Marginality in Nigeria Exclusion Dissent and Election 6 30pm 8 00pm Adam Higazi lecturer in African politics and history at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge will discuss this topic Feb 22 Strangers in a Strange Land Negotiating the Afterlife in Monumental Greek Tombs of Graeco Roman Egypt 12 30am 3 00am Marjorie Venit professor of ancient mediterranean art and archeology at the University of Maryland will discuss this topic Feb 12 Rethinking State Building in Muslim Majority States Grounded View From Somalia 6 30pm 8 00pm William Reno professor of political science and program director for the Department of African Studies at Northwestern University will discuss this topic Feb 7 Green Innovation in China Examining the International Dimensions of China Clean Energy Technology Development 10 30pm 12 00am Joanna Lewis assistant professor of science technology and international affairs at Georgetown University will discuss topic Note This event is off the record Feb 5 Global Resource Governance Complexities Consumption Comparative Politics in a Changing World 10 30pm 12 00am Stacy VanDeveer professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire will discuss this topic Note The speaker s comments will be off the record Feb 4 Wind Power Smart Grid and the Evolution of the U S Electricity System 6 30pm 8 00pm Elizabeth Wilson associate professor of energy environmental policy and law at the University of Minnesota will discuss this topic Jan 30 International Consequences of the U S Oil and Gas Boom 10 30pm 12 00am Michael Levi the David M Rubenstein senior fellow for Energy and Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations will discuss this event Jan 28 The Political Macroeconomy of Resource Richness 10 30pm 12 00am Radeh Arezki senior economist at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund will discuss this event Jan 24 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger Vehicles Evidence from Programs around the World 10 30pm 12 00am Antonio Bento associate professor with the Charles H Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University will discuss this topic Jan 18 Evil Seth God of Power and Might 12 30am 3 00am Eugene Cruz Uribe professor emeritus in the department of History at Northern Arizona University will discuss this topic 2013 Dec 14 Unwrapping the Mummy Hollywood Fantasies Egyptian Realities 12 30am 3 00am Stuart Tyson Smith professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California will discuss this topic Dec 4 Lived Poverty in Africa 6 30pm 8 00pm Robert Mattes professor of political studies and director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit at the University of Cape Town will discuss this topic Nov 25 Everyday Religious Encounters and Gendered Identities in Southwest Nigeria 6 30pm 8 00pm Insa Nolte senior lecturer in African studies at the University of Birmingham will discuss this topic Nov 23 The Mysterious Meritefnut A Missing Persons Case From the 7th Century B C 12 30am 3 00am Jeremy Pope assistant professor in the College of William and Mary s Department of History will discuss this topic Nov 20 Inside South Africa s Transition Challenges of Post Liberation Governance 10 30pm 12 00am Barry Gilder director of operations at the Mapungubwe Institute will discuss this topic Nov 18 I Am Here Until Development Comes Displacement Demolitions and Property Rights in Urbanizing Abuja 6 30pm 8 00pm Carl LeVan assistant professor at the American University School of International Service and Josiah Olubowale a Ph D candidate in cultural studies at the University of the West Indies at St Augustine Trinidad and Tobago will discuss this topic Nov 7 The African Growth Story The GE Perspective 4 00pm 5 00pm Todd Johnson a risk and market development manager at General Electric Africa and a 2009 SAIS graduate will discuss this topic Oct 31 The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development New Ideas Changing Approaches 5 30pm 7 00pm Matt Andrews associate professor at Harvard Kennedy School s Center for International Development will discuss this topic Oct 23 A Coup in Bamako How Mali s Government Lost and Regained Political Legitimacy 2012 13 5 30pm 7 00pm Bruce Whitehouse assistant professor of anthropology at Lehigh University will discuss this topic Oct 23 DATE CORRECTION 10 23 Human Security and Security Sector Reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo New Research and Approaches 2 30pm 4 30pm Jocelyn Kelly director of the Women in War Program for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Lena Slachmuijlder vice president of programs at Search for Common Ground will discuss this topic Note This event is on Wednesday October 23 Oct 18 The Millionaire and the Mummies Theodore Davis s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings 11 30pm 2 00am John Adams Egyptophile and author of The Millionaire and the Mummies Theodore Davis s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings will discuss his new book Oct 16 D R Congo How the Kampala Talks and the Concentrations Nationales Undermine the Rule of Law and Fuel Instability 5 30pm 7 00pm Albert Moleka 82 chief of staff to Etienne Tshisekedi leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress UDPS political party and former prime minister of Zaire will discuss this topic Oct 15 The Struggle for Freedom in Kenya 9 30pm 11 00pm Raila Odinga former prime minister of Kenya will discuss his newly published autobiography Flame of Freedom Oct 3 Shrinking Democratic Space Ahead of the 2015 Elections Re engaging the International Community to Stabilize Burundi and the Region 9 30pm 11 00pm Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira vice chairman of the Front for Democracy in

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  • African Studies Conferences | SAIS
    15 16 2011 The new Conference Africa 53 Countries One Union The New Challenges has taken place in Washington DC on June 15 and 16 2011 This was the second in a series of three conferences the first one was held in Bologna last year and the last one will be held in Addis Ababa in 2012 The main objective was to offer to senior policy makers and experts the opportunity to discuss the relevance of regional and continental integration in the solution of major African problems including those generated by recent developments which now challenge our concepts of freedom and democracy This year our Foundation for World Wide Cooperation has teamed up with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to organize this series of events The Conference has focused on the roles of the United Nations African Union European Union and the United States and China governments International organizations such as the World Bank African Development Bank World Trade Organization and Economic Commission for Africa had also been involved The Conference opening on June 15 took place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars the Ronald Reagan Building and the working sessions on June 16 were held at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies Visit the conference site for more information Africa s New Era Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future March 1 2 2011 Africa has often been associated with discouraging economic performance yet the continent s development story seems to be making a change for the better Africa s economic growth rate accelerated from 1996 to 2008 making it the third fastest growing region in the world The region has benefitted from increased macroeconomic stability elevated global demand for its natural resources and new sources of investment Additionally emerging sectors such as telecommunications banking retail and agriculture have contributed to Africa s growth The changes on the continent are not only economic democratization and reduced conflict have enhanced development prospects Nonetheless Africa s achievements remain fragile due to a legacy of economic failure war corruption and weak institutions This conference explores the key factors that have contributed to the acceleration of African development over the past decade Additionally participants identify the key risks and opportunities for the region s development looking ahead Influential members of academia the policy world and the private sector discuss these issues and provide recommendations Conference Agenda Conference Powerpoint Presentations Governance Empirics on Africa New Dawn and Premature Exuberance By Daniel Kauffman The African Governance Report AGR Key Findings and the AGR III By Said Adejumobi Africa s Economic Future Learning from the Past By Augustin Fosu Governance Private Investment In Africa Lessons From A Failed Lease in the Water Sector Learning from the Past and Africa s Economic Future By Augustin Fosu Why Africa is Poor and What Africans Can Do About It By Gregg Mills Africa s New Era Balancing market and government failures By Shanta Devarajan Religion and Politics in Africa April 2 2010 Africa often attracts attention as a region dominated by ethnic identities and politics yet it is also a continent of religious diversity with important effects on public life Issues related to religious affiliation spiritual values coexistence among groups competition between communities and religious conflict are increasingly seen in the political sphere The conference brings together a group of leading scholars to examine the changing role of religion in African politics and the various expressions of religious identity in the public domain Conference Agenda The Politics of Development and Security in Africa s Oil States April 2 3 2009 With generous funding from the United States Institute of Peace Western Africa s burgeoning oil and gas development has attracted growing international attention Instability and deep developmental problems among oil exporting states pose challenges of broad significance The Politics of Development and Security in Africa s Oil States brings together an international group of scholars and practitioners to assess global national and local implications of resource wealth in sub Saharan Africa s petroleum exporting countries Are African oil producers locked into a harmful pattern that predicts further instability and economic malaise or are there political and economic strategies that can shift these countries toward development and security We consider institutional change democratic reform and equitable resource control as catalysts of lasting security in the region The conference will examine the international context for Africa s energy exports domestic impacts on governance economic management and popular welfare and local responses to government policies and foreign firms Conference Agenda Conference Power Point presentations Supply and Production in World Energy Markets Trends and Prospects by Monica Enfield China s Energy Strategy in Africa by Bo Kong Corruption and Reform in Nigeria s Oil Sector by Alexandra Gillies New Producers and the Challenges of Transparency The Case of Ghana by Ian Gary Security and Conflict Transformation in the Niger Delta by Judith Asuni How Dependency Bedevils Development in the Niger Delta by Deirdre LaPin Hopkins All University Seminar on Africa HAUSA Workshop April 25 2008 The Hopkins All University Seminar on Africa HAUSA brings together Africa focused research from the University s varied disciplines and academic backgrounds Faculty and graduate students are invited to present current Africa related research on a variety of topics from the social sciences health sciences humanities business law or other disciplines Research focused on African themes and current issues or based on African field research is welcome Conference Agenda Elections in Africa Democratic Challenges and U S Response April 4 2008 Today democratic governments are seen across Africa following decades of authoritarian rule In dozens of countries multi party elections have become routine events Yet elections vary widely in quality along with their effects on emerging democratic politics Founding elections may provide a confident beginning for a democratic regime or they may tarnish the credibility of the new system Subsequent elections can ratify democratic norms and bolster confidence in competitive democracy or

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  • CANCELED: How to Make Governement Work of Africa | SAIS
    Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS CANCELED How to Make Governement Work of Africa Nick Thompson CEO of the African Governance Initiative will speak on this topic Date and Time November 9 2015 12 15pm 1 45pm Local Time

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  • Democracy and the Challenge of Political Change in Nigeria" | SAIS
    Executive Education Summer Programs Course Offerings Admissions Meet Us Tuition and Aid Apply Contact Us Research Faculty Directory Initiatives Institutes and Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS Democracy and the Challenge of Political Change in Nigeria Dr Usman Bugaje is a public intellectual former member of the House of Representatives and former National Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria ACN A civil society activist who founded the NGO Networks for Justice and a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University Dr Bugage has written extensively on the role of women and youths in Nigeria s recent democratic transformation Currently he is the convener of the Arewa Research and Development Project which promotes economic reform and reconstruction in the northern states of Nigeria Date and Time November 4 2015 12 30pm 1 45pm Local Time Campus Washington D C Location Room 736 The Bernstein Offit Building Intended Audience Open to Public and Media Academic Program Host African Studies Contact Accessibility Employment Legal Student Right To Know Johns

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  • Promoting 'Tolerant' Islam in Africa: Morocco's Recent Outreach Initiative | SAIS
    Apply Contact Us Research Faculty Directory Initiatives Institutes and Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS Promoting Tolerant Islam in Africa Morocco s Recent Outreach Initiative Ann Wainscott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St Louis University She has conducted field work in Morocco and Senegal on the politics of promoting tolerance by state bureaucrats seeking to regulate religious groups and Islamic educational institutions Her forthcoming book Bureaucratic Islam Morocco s response to the War on Terror 2003 2015 analyzes the tensions associated with Morocco s counter terrorism strategy of incorporating religious institutions into the state while allowing religious political parties to compete in elections Professor Wainscott s recent research evaluates the politics driving Morocco s foreign policy strategy of promoting ts model to West African states with long standing historical ties to Morocco Date and Time October 21 2015 12 30pm 1 45pm Local Time Campus Washington D C Location Room 736 The Bernstein Offit Building Intended Audience Open to Public and Media Academic

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  • The Fly: A Powerful Icon in Ancient Egypt | SAIS
    Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Fly A Powerful Icon in Ancient Egypt Date and Time October 9 2015 6 30pm 8 30pm Local Time Campus Washington D C Location Rome Building Room 812

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  • Africa: Why Economist Get It Wrong | SAIS
    Education Summer Programs Course Offerings Admissions Meet Us Tuition and Aid Apply Contact Us Research Faculty Directory Initiatives Institutes and Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS Africa Why Economist Get It Wrong Morton Jerven teaches economic history at Simon Frazer University He specializes in unmasking the statistical evidence upon which international policy makers justify their influential policy prescriptions for African states His first book Poor Numbers How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It earned a best book of the year award from Foreign Affairs His latest book Africa Why Economists Get it Wrong continues his original reasoning by explaining why sophisticated econometric techniques can never compensate for the distortions produced by false observations in the first instance Date and Time October 7 2015 4 30pm 6 00pm Local Time Campus Washington D C Location Room 501 The Nitze Building Intended Audience Open to Public and Media Academic Program Host African Studies Contact Accessibility Employment Legal Student Right To

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