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Remembering Biafra: History, Memory, and the Global Impact of the Nigerian Civil War
April 20, 2017 - April 21, 2017
This conference brings together scholars, policy analysts, humanitarians, and artists to explore the multiple ways in which the Nigerian civil war of 1967-1970 drew the attention of the world, and to assess the legacies of Biafra for subsequent generations.
Revised schedule (as of February 13, 2017).
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Milken Institute School of Public Health
Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs
Richard Grinker, Director, Institute for African Studies
Sir Michael Aaronson, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey, UK. Director General of Save the Children, 1995-2005
Peter Redfield, Professor of Anthropology, University of NC – Chapel Hill.
Chair: Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Dean Ben Vinson, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, GWU
Melani McAlister, Assoc. Professor of American Studies and International Affairs, GWU
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Novelist, Nonfiction Writer and Short-Story Writer
For more information on Ms. Adichie’s lecture, including location, tickets and live streaming, click here.
Keynote Lecture Co-Sponsored by Howard University