University of California at Irvine

Friday April 11, 2003

Studio Theater, Annenberg Performing Arts Center

3680 Walnut Street


Event Schedule:

8:30 – 8:50 AM



8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks: Prof. Lee Cassanelli, Director, African Studies Center


9:00 – 10:30 AM 

Panel I with James Ferguson: "Re-politicizing Development"

Faculty Moderator : Dr. Steven Feierman, Departments of History and History and Sociology of Sciences

Student Discussants: 

Eve Buckley, Department of History and Sociology of Sciences

Marton Markovits, Department of Political Science

Ian Petrie, Department of History and Sociology of Sciences


10:30 – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break


10:45 – 12:15 PM 

Panel II with Liisa Malkki: "The Family of Nations and its Others"

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Brendan O’Leary: Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict; Department of Political Science

Student Discussants: 

Wendy Haugh, Department of Anthropology

Azra Hromodzic, Department of Anthropology

Todd Wolfson, Department of Anthropology


12:15 – 1:30 PM



1:30 – 3:00 PM 

Panel III with Liisa Malkki and James Ferguson: "Imagining Modernity and the State"

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Brenda Chalfin, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Florida

Student Discussants: 

Liz Greenspan, Department of Anthropology

Jen Riggan, Graduate School of Education

David Samper, Department of Folklore


3:00 – 3:15 PM

Coffee Break


3:15 – 4:30 PM

Liisa Malkki and James Ferguson: Presentation of Recent Research


There will be a reception following the event.

More about: Liisa Malkki & James Ferguson.


Co-Sponsors: African Studies Center & The Solomon Asch Center For Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania


For inquiries please contact:

Dr.Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu

(215) 898-6610