UCI-Ghana Project: Collaborative Conversations on the Continent (English)

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The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies presents:

"UCI Ghana Project 2010-2011: Collaborative Conversations on the Continent”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The event featured nterim reports by faculty and graduate student participants of “Collaborative Conversations on the Continent,” UCI’s ongoing effort to establish a collaborative relationship in dance, music, history, political science, and computer science with the University of Ghana-Legon and the Ghana Dance Ensemble.  The project's goal is to foster teaching and research on topics relating to Africa and the African Diaspora and further the University’s vision of a global village by encouraging intellectually embodied exchanges beyond formal classroom boundaries. UCI professors Jennifer Fisher (dance) and Jessica Millward (history), and MFA students Joe Knox (music) and Shannon Cuykendall (dance), reported on work they conducted in Ghana last August and September, and their subsequent research and collaborations in dance and music immersion and embodiment, diaspora relationships (including experiences at the Elmina and Cape Coast slave fortresses), relationships with Ghanaian cultural institutions, and outreach with the Noyam Institute for dance in Ghana.

The center is particularly pleased to present these discussions in the wake of the just-completed visit to UCI by professor Oh! Nii Sowah and student guests from the University of Ghana-Legon.

Reports and discussion were moderated by UCI-Ghana Project member Cecelia Lynch (political science and CGPACS).

This event is sponsored by the UCI Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

Cecilia Lynch
Political Science
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