Thursday, 17–Friday, 18 March
“Africa’s Ambiguous Adventure” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s l’Aventure ambiguë. Two events will be held in separate locations on Thursday; all Friday events will be held in B192 JFSB.
Thursday, 17 March
“The Clash of Culture and Faith in Colonial Africa: An Ambiguous Adventure”
Chantal Thompson, teaching professor of French Studies, BYU, and Cheikh Hamidou Kane, author, 11:00–11:50 a.m., JSB Auditorium
“An African Celebration”
Tributes to Cheikh Hamidou Kane, followed by an evening of African music and dance by Voice of Africa; 7:00–9:00 p.m., Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center
Friday, 18 March
“Ambiguous Adventure: A Witness of the Human Condition”
Mamadou Sy Tounkara, secretary general of the Committee for the 50th Anniversary of Ambiguous Adventure, 10:00–10:45 a.m.
“Reading l’Aventure ambiguë Then and Now”
Lydie E. Moudileno, professor of romance languages and graduate chair of French, University of Pennsylvania, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
“Ambiguous Adventure: From the Word to the word”
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of French and director of graduate studies, Columbia University, 1:00–1:45 p.m.
“Partage du Sensible”
Abdourahman Wabéri, prize-winning author and Visiting professor, Claremont Colleges, 2:00–2:45 p.m.
Cheikh Hamidou Kane, 3:00–3:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Chantal Thompson.
Photos should capture the cultural essence of a global academic experience in the categories of portraits, landscapes, architecture. See flyer or learn more
The top three submissions will win cash prizes and will be published in Studia Antiqua, a student journal for the study of the ancient world, sponsored by Students of the Ancient Near East, flyer
"Understanding South America through the Lens of Brazil," Julio De Amo, Jr., major general (ret.), Brazilian Army, 2:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"The Idea of the European University," John R. Rosenberg, dean, College of Humanities; LeGrand Richards, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations; moderator: Martha Peacock, professor of art history and CSE associate director, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"A Day in the Life of a Political Officer," Kyler Kronmiller, Foreign Service officer, U.S. Department of State, 4:00 P.M., B135 JFSB, flyer
"The Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy," Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, and Sarah Kreps, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow; background reading: "Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation," "Drone Proliferation: What We Have to Fear," "Drones and Targeted Killings, Politics, Power, and Preventative Action Blog"; 10:00 A.M., 257 HRCB, full schedule
Info Session, 11:00 A.M., 151 HRCB; students applying for FLAS are strongly encouraged to attend one of these Thursday sessions, flyer