African Conversations Series

The African Conversations Series is a regular monthly talk series held by the Africa Institute to keep conversations going on key and pertinent African topics. A talk will be held each month with a flexible format, featuring panels, single speakers, workshops, among others; in essence, it will be a forum for presenting contemporary African and African Diaspora topics. 

The African Conversations Series will feature both internal and external speakers, who will cover a wide variety of topics, subjects, and disciplines. These conversations will be open to anyone interested in attending at no extra cost to improve engagement and encourage knowledge exchange between Africa Institute members and African partners.

Below you can find the posters and relevant information for our upcoming talks! 

Upcoming African Conversation Series

June 2021

Date & Time - TBA

Virtual Zoom event

All welcome!



Past Speakers Videos

March 2021 

Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah, "Young men and sexual health literacy: A social network analysis", PhD Candidate in Health Information Sciences, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Florence Wullo Anfaara, "The Internal Logics of Gender Equality in Liberia: The case of women in Peace Huts", PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Jason Were, "The Double Burden of Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa", PhD Candidate in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Video can be accessed here

April 2021

Dr. Teresiah Wambui Gathenya (Senior Education Advisor for USAID Liberia), Hannah Nungari (Youth Advocate), Daniel Mwangi (Youth Advocate), "Education as a Social and Economic Game Changer"
Video can be accessed here
A few testimonials from the April talk:

"What a rich legacy you have imparted in these young people, education indeed is transformative. I could feel their passion in what they [Hannah and Daniel] are doing to give back to society. As Nungari put it, you do not have a granary to share. Very inspiring indeed." (Ms. Francisca Opondo, former Senior Assistant Director in the Ministry of Education Kenya).  

"Such students should be left to learn free." (Ms. Miriam Mwirotsi, Former Director of Education in the Ministry of Education, Kenya) 

"Wow! That was inspirational. I liked Nungari's positivity. Both the young participants will go far."(Ms. Beatrice Kamau from Nungari's home village).

May 2021

Dr. Melecki Khayesi, "How equipped is Africa to tackle the wicked problem of road traffic injuries?", Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Video can be accessed here