At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Call for Papers - "Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

The African Students' Association extends an invitation to students, scholars, professionals, non-governmental organizations and community members interested in all aspects of African development to this maiden conference on February 10-11, 2012. The title of the conference is "Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on 'Development.'"

The aim of the conference is to discuss the complexity of Africa’s development from a multi-disciplinary standpoint, against the backdrop that whatever idea of ‘development’ there is transcends solely the economic, political, cultural, social, and infrastructural, but certainly does include all these aspects and more. They are interested in papers that target development dynamics in specific African countries; examine the continent’s external relations broadly; rethink predominant ideas on development, or engage in critical examination of concepts and practices that have maintained hegemonic positions in the discussions of Africa’s development.

For more information, please contact or phone: +1780-222-7280.

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines:

Abstracts (one-page maximum) should target (but not limited to) the following sub-themes:
  • Security, peace and conflict
  • Democracy and governance
  • International economic relations (foreign aid, FDI, mining, south-south cooperation)
  • Human development (health, education, water management, sustainability)
  • Citizenship and Identity
  • The role of the African Diaspora in development
Abstracts and/or proposals for panels should be emailed to by June 15, 2011. They should be accompanied by a short bio of the intended presenter(s) or author(s). Decisions on selected papers will be sent out by mid-September 2011.

Conference Date and Location:

February 10-11, 2012
University of Alberta

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