Panel Discussion: "What is Boko Haram? Why Should We Care?"
– 8:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room
- Ericka Albaugh, Assistant Professor of Government (Bowdoin). She teaches courses on Africa, language politics, development and state-building. She has researched in Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana, and her more recent explorations focus on violence and language spread in West Africa more broadly.
- Daren Kew, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in the McCormack Graduate School, and Executive Director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has researched and consulted on the prevention of conflicts in Nigeria and elsewhere, highlighting in particular the role of religious civil society groups in promoting peace and democratization.
- Scott MacEachern, Professor of Anthropology (Bowdoin). He has directed archaeological research projects in different countries in Africa and North America, but much of his research since the mid-1980s has taken place around the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon and Nigeria. His main research interests are in state formation processes in Africa, the archaeological studty of ethnicity and social boundaries, and African and global historical genetics.
Film Screening and Discussion with Wang Jiuliang and Shu-Chin Tsui: "Plastic China"
– 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
The waste that we produce each day gets tossed away and quickly disappears from our view. But where does it go? Is it recycled properly as we hope?
Celebration of Community
– 5:00 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge
At the McKeen Center's annual symposium, students will present individual and class projects that have, over the past year, linked the College with the community. Their projects include both community service as well as independent research.
The symposium stands as a "beautiful example" of the value of a liberal arts education. The projects are not only diverse but often multidisciplinary in their scope.
Some of the issues presented at the symposium this year were equal access to education, sustainable communities, poverty and social justice, and international connections.