African and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University's School of International and Public Affairs is organizing a one-day symposium entitled "Globalization, the "Crisis" of Capitalism, and the Obama Presidency: African and African Diasporic Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitan Conviviality"
This event will highlight the renewed relevance of Afircan and African Diasporic perspectives in the discussion of current issues. It will feature four plenary sessions structured around the presentations of four top scholars:
Amiri Baraka (Independent Scholar)
Monopoly Capitalism and the Obama Presidency
Kamari Clarke (Yale University)
Blackness in an Age of Global Capitalism, Humanitarianism and "New" African Diasporic Formations
Carlos Moore (Independent Scholar)
Opening up Cuba to the Global Economy: Fostering Democracy or Re-Empowering Cuba's Former Elite by Proxy?
Francis Abiola Irele (Harvard University)
An Identity of Passions
Date: October 30, 2009
Symposium 8am-3:30pm (reservation required)followed by
West African Dinner-Soirée, 7:00pm $30 per person, seating is limited.
Location: Florida International University, Graham Center Ballrooms
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
For further information on reservations and tickets, please call (305) 348-4264.
African and African Diaspora Studies
School of International and Public Affairs
Florida Intenational University
11200 SW 8th Street, LC 306
Miami, FL 33199
fax: 305-348-3270 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://africana.fiu.edu
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