Pivotal Moments: African Politics

This free lecture series, brought to you by UCR's Center for Ideas and Society, UCR Osher and UCR Palm Desert Center, features faculty discussing pivotal moments of historical events.

In the second event of the series, Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi and Kim Yi Dionne will discuss the crucial moments that shaped African politics. A Q&A will follow.

Speakers: Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi: Trained as both historian and computer engineer, Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi’s research into the history of West African cities combines a set of interdisciplinary interests in women, cartography and spatial humanities. Her forthcoming book, "Imagine Lagos," explores the city’s 19th-century history, rebuilding its past as a series of encounters: between men and women, between the past and present, enslaved and free, Eko (the old town) and Lagos, and between the land and lagoons. 

Kim Yi Dionne is an associate professor of political science at UC Riverside. She is also an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post and was a founding member of #WomenAlsoKnowStuff. Her research focuses on African politics, particularly health and development interventions, public opinion, and political behavior. She is the author of "Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa."

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Thursday, February 4 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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