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Webster University Public Lecture: The Year of Return in the Age of Globalisation

Date:                     Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time:                     5:30 PM
To:                        8:30 PM
Venue:                   Webster University Ghana Campus
Address:                 off Lagos Avenue, behind Media Pharmacy, East Legon, Accra
Organiser:              Webster University Ghana Campus
Contact number:     0540 120 869 / 0540 120 849
Website:                 https://events.webster.edu/group/ghana

Another Public Lecture at Webster University.

The Year of Return in the Age of Globalisation

As a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which occurred between the 15th-19th centuries, untold millions of Africans were forcibly removed from Africa.  While the majority of these captives were taken from West, Central, and Southern Africa, no part of the continent was unaffected by this brutal experience. Indeed, Africa and Africans, those at home and abroad, remain tremendously scarred by this horrendous ordeal.

In fact, the enduring impact of this human tragedy is one of the major factors that has contributed to Africa’s underdevelopment and many of the socio-economic and political challenges still faced by those in the African Diaspora.  Moreover, globalization, as we know it today, especially in its adverse effects on Africa and much of the Global South, can be traced to this same dreadful period.

With Ghana having declared 2019 ‘The Year of Return,’ marking the 400th year anniversary since the first shipment of Africans were taken to North America, this is an ideal time for us to revisit this historical period within the context of our thoroughly globalized world.  Towards this end, Webster University, which is committed to creating platforms for intellectual discussion and debate, has decided to organize its 15th public lecture on the following theme, ‘The Year of Return in the Age of Globalization: Revisiting the Impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.’

Speakers:  

  • Dr. Nives Rumenjak | International Relations Program Coordinator, Webster University Leiden Campus
  • Dr. Kofi Baku | Senior Lecturer, History Department, University of Ghana
  • Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot | Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

Webster University's 15th Public Lecture - will also feature Spoken Word and Musical Interludes

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Free entry.

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