Sahel seminars

Sahel seminars

The Sahel Research Group organizes regular seminars on Friday from 11:45 to 12:45 in 109 Rolfs Hall. Our seminars are open to everyone interested in the Sahel.

SRG Schedule Fall 2018

December 7. Topic TBA
December 13. Symposium on future directions for research on the Sahel

Past seminars and guest interviews:

– November 16, 2018. Frédérick Madore discussed his research and the current dynamics of Islam in Burkina Faso
– October 26, 2018. Joe Penney, independent journalist and photographer; cofounder of
– October 12, 2018. Olivier Walther discussed the OECD-UF project on “Mapping women’s trade networks in West Africa.”
– September 28, 2018. Kelley Sams, University of Florida. “Public health initiatives and the circulation of medications in sub-Saharan Africa.

– April 20, 2018. Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris l (US Department of State, AFRICOM). AFRICOM’s current activities in the Sahel.
– March 30, 2018. Dr Alex Thurston (Georgetown University). Iyad and Alghabass: The Shifting Boundaries of Jihadism in Northern Mali.
– March 2, 2018. Dr Fallou Ngom (Boston University), Dr Fiona McLaughlin (University of Florida). Ajami and other writing systems in the Sahel.
– February 16, 2018. Dr Matt Kirwin (US Department of State). Insecurity and Migration in the Sahel.
– December 15, 2017. Lt Col Yssouf Traoré (Malian army and US Army War College). Perspectives on the Malian army and the G5 Sahel.
– October 20, 2017. Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim (University of Florida). Pastoralism and Jihadism in the Sahel.
– October 13, 2017. Awa Doucouré (Gaston Berger University). Higher Education Reforms in Senegal.
– September 15, 2017. Dr Olivier Walther (University of Florida). Cities and Borders in West Africa.

For more information, please contact Emi Moore