Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Panel Discussion 2011 Cameroon Election, Columbia U., Tuesday Oct. 4


2011 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN CAMEROON - PANEL DISCUSSION
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Tuesday October 04th 2011
From 4pm to 6pm
Columbia University, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, Room # 1501, 15th floor,
between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive
Take train #1 to 116th Street
Tel: 212-854-4633
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Panelists:
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Patrick Nganang ("Contre Biya, Proces d'un tyrant, Tribunal Article 53", Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, New York)
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Dickson Eyoh ("Ethnicity and democracy in Africa", Political Science and African Studies, University of Toronto, Canada)
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Dominique Malaquais ("Architecture, pouvoir et dissidence au Cameroun", Political Science, CEMAf- Universite Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne)
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Fanny Pigeaud ("Au Cameroun de Paul Biya", Agence France Presse)
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Moderated by Etienne Smith ("L'Afrique: histoire et defis", Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University)
....L'Afrique : histoire et défis
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Ruling Cameroon since 1982, President Paul Biya is running for yet another term. This year's election will be a test case of challenging hegemony and authoritarian rule for the divided opposition and civil society. Key questions include: Will the Biya regime manage to thwart "alternance"? Are elections in Cameroon a farce, an empty ritual of democracy? Is the 1990s democratizing momentum of the youth lost? Is the Arab Spring having an impact in Cameroon? Can we imagine a post-Biya Cameroon and what would that look like?
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Presidential Palace, Etoudi, Yaounde, Cameroon
 
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