Sub-Saharan Africa Seminar | 12th and 19th of June

12 Jun 2019 - 18:00

June 12 | 3:30 pm | Room 41
Gustavo Furini

Communal conflicts in Nigeria involving the Fulani ethnic group have escalated sharply since 2010, with 90% of the fatalities that occurred during the period 2010 to 2017 being concentrated in four Nigerian states. Studies indicate that climate change is negatively impacting the availability of water in Nigeria and, taking this into account, we sought to identify how rainfall variation is related to the dynamics of the conflict, in particular, with regard to the number of deaths from violent attacks.



June 19th | 18:30 | Room 27
Fernando Amorim

The session on the theme “Pan-Africanism in Sub-Saharan Africa” aims to invite a reflection on how a cultural concept of exclusively western composition, with origins in Ancient Greece, meaning in classical Greek, on the one hand, and on the cultural plane, the The idea of totality as the affirmation that nothing exists outside of what the second element of the term designates, and on the other hand, the expression of an idea of universality, came to constitute the historical, political and sociological foundation of “pan” ideologies, focusing on subsequently, in the first currents and movements of African disalienation, in a founding phase of predominantly Caribbean and American origin, to later dwell on the specificities and misconceptions of the ideology of Pan-Africanism in its three dimensions: racial Pan-Africanism; political pan-Africanism, heir of social and economic political concepts of colonial tradition and of rupture with the Anglo-Caribbean influence and, finally, of a cultural or Negritude Pan-Africanism that seems to constitute itself as a survivor of the pan-African ideology. African culture, but also the opening of a path for a cultural renaissance that seems to be promoting the emergence of ethnic-cultural identity consciousnesses of a nationalist nature.


Department of International Relations