Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Panel Discussion 2011 Cameroon Election, Columbia U., Tuesday Oct. 4

hand voting with ballot paper in Cameroon election Stock Photo - 1187228
Tuesday October 04th 2011
From 4pm to 6pm
Columbia University, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, Room # 1501, 15th floor,
between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive
Take train #1 to 116th Street
Tel: 212-854-4633
Patrick Nganang ("Contre Biya, Proces d'un tyrant, Tribunal Article 53", Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, New York)
Dickson Eyoh ("Ethnicity and democracy in Africa", Political Science and African Studies, University of Toronto, Canada)
Dominique Malaquais ("Architecture, pouvoir et dissidence au Cameroun", Political Science, CEMAf- Universite Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Fanny Pigeaud ("Au Cameroun de Paul Biya", Agence France Presse)
Moderated by Etienne Smith ("L'Afrique: histoire et defis", Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University)
....L'Afrique : histoire et défis
Ruling Cameroon since 1982, President Paul Biya is running for yet another term. This year's election will be a test case of challenging hegemony and authoritarian rule for the divided opposition and civil society. Key questions include: Will the Biya regime manage to thwart "alternance"? Are elections in Cameroon a farce, an empty ritual of democracy? Is the 1990s democratizing momentum of the youth lost? Is the Arab Spring having an impact in Cameroon? Can we imagine a post-Biya Cameroon and what would that look like?
Presidential Palace, Etoudi, Yaounde, Cameroon
"You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind" Unknown 
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