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.
"Public Health Response during International Emergencies," Carrie Reed, epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
"Ten Great European Films of the 2010s," Matt Ancell, associate professor of humanities and comparative literature; Dennis Cutchins, associate professor of English; moderator: Christopher Oscarson, associate professor of interdisciplinary humanities and director of Scandinavian Studies, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"Global Change and Development in Africa," James McCann, Boston University, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
The Concert (Russian, French), Wednesday, 1 April, 5:30 P.M.; Friday, 3 April, 7:30 P.M., flyer
The Wind Rises (Japanese), Tuesday, 31 March, 5:00 P.M. lecture, 5:30 P.M. screening; Wednesday, 1 April, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 3 April, 5:00 and 10:00 P.M., flyer
“Blessed are the Peacemakers: Peace is Possible.” 8:30 A.M., Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, free and open to the public; RSVP required for $20 luncheon by Tuesday, 31 March to (801) 422-3377
"U.S. Defense Policy," Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, CFR, 10:00 A.M., 273 HRCB (glass room), flyer