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Announcement: A Symposium on The Future of Multiparty Democracy in East Africa

Discussion in 'Matangazo madogo' started by Mpogoro, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mpogoro

    Mpogoro JF-Expert Member

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    The African Studies Program of the University of Iowa will hold a Symposium
    entitled ³The Future of Multiparty Democracy in East Africa² on April 1-2,
    2011. All events will be held at the International Programs Commons,
    University Capitol Centre, on the University of Iowa campus.
    The keynote lecture, on the afternoon of April 1, will be presented by Dr.
    Wilibrod Slaa, Secretary General of CHADEMA (Chama cha Demokrasia na
    Maendeleo), the leading opposition political party in Tanzania. Dr. Slaa
    was the presidential candidate of CHADEMA in the 2010 general election.
    Other participants from Tanzania include two prominent journalists, Jenerali
    Ulimwengu and Bernard Mapalala, and also Josephine Mushumbusi from CHADEMA
    as well as Mohamed Said, an independent scholar. Participants from the U.S.
    will include Joe L.P. Lugalla, Joshua Rubongoya, Joel Barkan, Aili Mari
    Tripp and James Brennan. Among the topics discussed by participants will be
    multiparty politics in Tanzania and Uganda, the role of the media in
    democratic politics, trends in African democratization, Muslim politics in
    Tanzania, women and democratization, and the history of opposition politics
    in Tanzania.

    All events are free and the public are welcome. For further information,
    please contact James Giblin, Co-Director of the African Studies Program, at

    Katrina Daly Thompson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    phone: (310) 825-4631
    office: 3320 Rolfe Hall
    mail: 3320 Rolfe Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
  2. Pascal Mayalla

    Pascal Mayalla JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks for this info.

    TUKUTUKU JF-Expert Member

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    Thank you for letting me know!but you have forgotten to tell us where shall this symposium be held,and at what time?please tell us about time table so that we can prepare ourselves accordingly!!