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Africa Workshop: Sawyer Seminar Workshop

Friday, November 11, 2011
5:00 AM
Vandenburg Room, Michigan League

"Ethnicity, Conflict, and Cooperation in Africa" The Third Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Ethnicity Ethnicity, Conflict and Cooperation Michigan League, Second Floor, Vandenberg Room Friday, November 11th, 2011 Schedule of Events 9:00 A.M. Opening Remarks, Anne Pitcher, DAAS, University of Michigan 9:05-11:00 A.M. Session 1 The Case of Kenya Chair: Derek Peterson, History and DAAS, University of Michigan, Discussant: Rob Blunt, Lafayette University Gabrielle Lynch, University of Leeds Truth, Justice and Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary Africa Daniel Branch, University of Warwick Putting their House in Order: Land, Kenyatta and the Kikuyu after Mau Mau Mwangi-wa-Githingi, UMass-Amherst Erasing Class/(re)Creating Ethnicity: Politics, Jobs and Identity in Kenya 11:15 A.M.-12:45 P.M. Session 2 The Politics of Ethnic Peace and Conflict Chair: Howard Stein, DAAS, University of Michigan Discussant: Anne Pitcher, DAAS, U of M Scott Straus, University of Wisconsin-Madison Escalation and Restraint in African Genocide and Non-Genocide Cases Fodei Batty, Quinnipiac University Post-Conflict Elections in Multiethnic Societies: Ethnic Censuses or Votes for Peace, Development and Reconstruction 12:45-1:55 P.M. Lunch, Hussey Room 1:55-2:00 P.M. Remarks from Kelly Askew, Anthropology and DAAS, Director of Africa Studies Center 2:00-3:30 P.M. Session 3 The Multi-Ethnic Nation: Unity and Fragmentation Chair: Martin Murray, DAAS, U of M Discussant: Adedamola Osinulu, U of M John Boye Ejobowah, Wilfred Laurier University Ethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Assessing Citizenship in the Nigerian Multi-nation State Nancy Rose Hunt, University of Michigan Biological, Flemish, and Vernacular Figurations of the Mongo: From ‘Degenerate Race’ to Linguistic Nation of Bards, Writers, and Reproducing Nationalists, 1890-1960 3:45-5:00 P.M. Session 4 The Business of Ethnicity Chair: Adam Ashforth, DAAS, University of Michigan Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago Ethnicity, Inc. Revisited 5:00 P.M. Conference Closes