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The Center sponsors international colloquia, research programs, and round tables on published research, lectures and workshops by visiting and local scholars and writers. WARC has administered an annual short-term research fellowship competition for scholars from West Africa to travel to U.S. host universities, assisted US-based scholars conducting research in Senegal and West Africa, sponsored internships for graduate students, and served as the host institution for individual and group projects of US-based students and Faculties. Below is a sampling of recent WARC activity.
Lectures & Book Signings:
A Woman in a Man’s World: Ndeye Ndiaye Tyson, Wrestling Promoter, “Lion of the Neighborhoods, and Champion of Gender Parity
On Saturday February 5, WARC held a trail blazing public lecture featuring as speaker the premier promoter of traditional wrestling in Senegal, Mme. Ndeye Ndiaye “Tyson”. An unusual position for a woman, Mme. Tyson has achieved de facto gender parity in a field reserved for men. (read more…)
Book Signing at WARC Un Viatique pour l’Eternite: Hommage a Ousmane Sembene (editions Papyrus Africain 2010)
On Thursday, January 27, WARC hosted a panel discussion on the recently published collection of essays on the late Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene, best known as ‘the father of African Cinema.” (read more…)
Conferences and Workshops:
The 2009 meeting of overseas and US Directors of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) was held on January 4-5, 2009 in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The venues for the meeting were the new campus of University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD II) and the West African Research Centerr (WARC).
Black History Month Film Program (February 2010)
Friday February 5, 2010 – Prince Among Slaves
Friday, February 12 2010 – The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (Parts III and IV)
Friday, February 19 2010 – Faubourg Theme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
Friday February 26 2010 – Zora Neale Hurston
For synopses of the films, please click here.
As part of the celebration of the Black History Month, the West African Research Center (WARC) teamed up with the Cultural Section of the US Embassy in Dakar to present the first part of the film series “African American Lives.
Other highlights of the current academic year
(October 2010-September 2011):
- Senegalese Alumni Association donates clothes to flood victim population of Gounass (January 2011)
- WARC Researchers’ Mini Seminars: “Journal/Petit Plongeon dans le Fleuve de l’Errance
- Opening Ceremony for Session II of the WARA/WARC Peace Journalism Institute-October 1, 2010 (Dakar, Senegal)
- Session 2 de l’Institut de Journalisme de la WARA/WARC Peace Initiative in West Africa