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.
4:00 P.M., Marriott Center
"Global Gender Gaps," Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, CFR; background reading: World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report, Women Starting Up the Middle East, 10:00–11:00 A.M., 237B HRCB, see flyer
8:00 A.M., JSB auditorium
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 P.M.; this scholarship provides stipends to students representing aims of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU. Learn more
Kennedy Scholars are required to serve as peer mentors.
"The Role of the Danish Monarchy in a Modern World," Lord Chamberlain Ove Ullerup, Denmark, NOON, 238 HRCB, see flyer
11:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M., Marigold Quad
NOON–3:00 P.M., Garden Court, WSC