Kent State University Alumni Association to Host First Faculty Lecture Series of Spring Semester
By Holly Disch
Felix Kumah-Abiwu, coordinator of the International Faculty and Staff Network and assistant professor of Pan-African Studies, will present Kent State University Alumni Association’s first faculty lecture of the spring semester on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6-7 p.m. at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, located at 350 S. Lincoln Street in Kent.
Kumah-Abiwu will discuss “Exploring the Complexities of Africa Beyond Western Media Coverage.” The lecture will include documentary videos, visual images and interactions showing Africa’s history, culture, language, alternative stories and narratives.
Kumah-Abiwu’s research focuses on the politics of development, elections and democratization in Africa, foreign policy analysis, foreign aid, social movements (African diaspora), African-American men and public education as well as global narcotics policy issues.
The International Faculty and Staff Network (iFacultyStaff Network), which launched Aug. 4, is dedicated to building a community among international faculty and staff, providing resources to those new in the area and advocating for international faculty and staff, as well as for international students.
The faculty lecture series provides faculty with the opportunity to showcase their research and expertise to Kent State alumni.
This event is free to students, faculty, staff and alumni. The deadline for registration is Feb. 14.
For a listing of all upcoming faculty lectures in the series, visit www.ksualumni.org.