Below are events that the Duke University Concilium on Southern Africa (COSA) held during academic year 2016-17.  For information on upcoming events, please visit the Events section below. 

All of our events are free and open to the public! 

Fall 2016

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September 13:
Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home
Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University

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September 20:
Gun Violence, Homophobia, and the Role of the Church
Reverend Alan Storey, Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa

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October 4:
Tweeting and Reading Zimbabwe: A Conversation with Tinashe Mushakavanhu
Tinashe Mushakavanhi, Editor of YoungNation & 2016 CNN Diversity Fellow

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November 16:
Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela and South African's Turn to Armed Struggle
Robert Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at William & Mary

Spring 2017

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February 17:
Film Screening of Luister
A conversation with film director Dan Corder followed the film screening.  The YouTube video with Dan Corder can be viewed here.

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March 22:
South Africa in a Whirlwind
Yousuf Al-Bulushi, Assistant Professor of Peace Studies at Goucher College


March 28:
Film Screening of Noma


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April 7:
Bureaucratizing Feminism? The Gender Equality Commission's Work in South Africa
Janine Hicks, Former Commissioner with the Commission for Gender Equality (South Africa)