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Framing and Debating Climate Change and the Environment in Key African States

Dr. Babajide Ololajulo, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr. Patrick Cobbinah, Urban Planning Academic in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne
Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Off Campus Location
Part of the Seminar Series on Global Perspectives on Debate and Democracy, organized by the Weiser Diplomacy Center and co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, DAAS, PitE, and International Institute for UM's "Democracy and Debate" theme semester.

Open to all University of Michigan students.

Please join us for a virtual seminar with Dr. Babajide Ololajulo, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr. Patrick Cobbinah, Urban Planning Academic in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, in conversation with Justine M. Davis, LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Babajide Ololajulo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a development anthropologist with research interests ranging over oil and environmental politics in Nigeria, identity politics, and heritage and memory. He has published widely on these themes. Dr Ololajulo is an alumnus of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars program (UMAPS), a presidential fellow at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, and a 2014 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS-AHP). Same year, he won the Leventis fellowship at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has also at different times received travel grants from UK ESRC and SEPHIS to attend workshops in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Peru. His recent book, Unshared Identity published by the African Humanities Program employs the practice of posthumous paternity to explore African endogenous ways of being and meaning-making.

Dr. Patrick Cobbinah is an urban planning academic in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne. His background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia. Patrick was with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana in 2016 and Charles Sturt University in 2011, and worked in the areas of urban planning and management, urban resilience, environmental management, regional planning, natural resource management, climate change and development of research packages to guide urbanization and sustainable environmental development in Africa focusing on Ghana. He has published widely. He serves as the Managing Editor (Africa Region) for the Journal of Urban Affairs. Patrick is an alumnus of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars program (UMAPS).

About the Moderator:

Justine M. Davis is an LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan. She will be an Assistant Professor in DAAS and Political Science beginning in 2022. Davis’ research examines challenges to democratization efforts in post-conflict and weakly institutionalized contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her current book project explores how civil war affects the ability of local civil society organizations to contribute to post-conflict democratization. Through a multi-methods research design, she leverages geographic variation in rebel takeover in Côte d’Ivoire to examine how war shapes local civil society and citizens.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: African Studies Center, daas, Democracy And Debate Theme Semester, Environment, International Institute, Pite, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Weiser Diplomacy Center, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, International Institute, Program in the Environment, African Studies Center, International Policy Center