Due to my regularly scheduled Monday night appointment, I missed a couple of interesting Africanist events in the DC university community tonight.
- SAIS apparently hosted a Kenyan election watching party. I remember staying up very late with much excitement in west Africa to watch Barack Obama be announced the winner of the 2008 US presidential election (when I was in Peace Corps), so certainly great to see the enthusiasm here (hopefully it was not trepidation).
- The Capital Archaeological Institute, hosted an event on “Rebuilding Timbuktu’s Legacy” at GWU. The speaker, Dr. Douglas Park, is a lecturer of Anthropology at Rice and Director of the Saharan Archaeological association.
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