Today I attended my first SAIS African Studies Program lecture of the semester – my post will be up tomorrow. In introducing the speaker, SAIS professor Paul Lubeck made reference to a few upcoming events. He noted that a British scholar will be coming by to speak on Nigeria’s Middle Belt and that a Nigerian would speak at a separate event on ecumenical relations in his country. He added that SAIS’ major conference on Africa for the semester would examine growth on the continent with particular interest to the challenges of making that growth inclusive.
I’m looking forward to SAIS’ academic semester getting in gear again, although I am no longer employed in the vicinity of Dupont Circle which may reduce my ability to get to SAIS events.