Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence

Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence

A film screening followed by a discussion with Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio economic oppression of African people globally.

Economic Crisis, War & Racism

Economic Crisis, War & Racism

Don’t miss an interactive diague on “why the fight must be for people-centered human rights” with IPS Associate Fellow, Ajamu Baraka visiting from Colombia, South America. 

Payback for Colonial Sins

Payback for Colonial Sins

The British government’s offer to pay reparations to colonial-era torture victims in Kenya dispels the notion that British colonialism was any better than the rest.

Theater: The Convert

Theater: The Convert

FPIF Co-Director Emira Woods will moderate a panel  about women in Africa following the play, “The Convert.”

America vs China in Africa

America vs China in Africa

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.

Author Event: The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

Author Event: The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

The Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus project and Teaching for Change present a book signing and discussion of The African American Odyssey of John Kizell, by Kevin Lowther. In this biography, Lowther discusses African complicity in the slave trade and examines how it may have contributed to Sierra Leone’s latter-day struggles as an independent state. The African American Odyssey of John Kizell illustrates the life of Kizell, a West African enslaved in South Carolina that escaped and fought on the side of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Genuine Partnership or a Marriage of Convenience?

India and China, two leading emerging economies in the world, are competing with each other, as well as Africa’s traditional western trading partners, to build a stronger relationship with Africa.

Monroe Doctrine 2.0

Monroe Doctrine 2.0

Keeping our Latin American neighbors seemingly independent, but still supportive of U.S. corporations, requires new methods.

Fighting Like Hell in Haiti

More than 50 groups recently declared their priorities, which include: “housing, environment, food, education, literacy, work, and health for all.”

Richard Wright on Black Power

Richard Wright on Black Power

On the 100th anniversary of Richard Wright’s birth, E. Ethelbert Miller interviews three scholars on the writer’s take on Africa and colonialism.