Jean Rahier ABPN Invitation

Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at Florida International University (FIU), has been invited to participate in two key events by the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN) - a symposium titled Higher Education Management: Building Knowledge and Connecting the Brazilian and Afro-Diasporic Experiences, and the ABPN’s 6th Congress of Black Brazilian Researchers (COPENE) titled Afro-Diaspora: Postcolonial Knowledges, Powers and Social Movements. Both events will take place at the Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in Rio de Janeiro on July 26th, and July 27 -29th respectively.

Symposium

Higher Education Management: Building Knowledge and Connecting the Brazilian and Afro-Diasporic Experience - July 26, 2010. Rio De Janiero, Brazil

The Higher Education Management symposium goals are: facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences about institutional initiatives that aim at strengthening Black researchers, professors and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; debating and crafting strategies for the establishment of international partnerships between NEAB´s and North American research centers; and discussing and building knowledge about the Brazilian and diasporic experiences.

The symposium will feature a number of panels, including "Production and Dissemination of Black Knowledge in Brazil and the African Diaspora: Research, Publication and Translation," in which Dr. Rahier has been invited to participate.

Congress of Black Brazilian Researchers (COPENE)

“Afro-Diaspora: Postcolonial Knowledges, Powers and Social Movements” - July 27 -29, 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 6th Congress of Black Brazilian Researchers, also organized by the ABPN, will feature presentations and discussions of the processes of knowledge production and its dissemination of/for/by Black populations in the African diaspora. An impressive number of researchers will present their recent research at the Congress. Dr. Rahier will present his paper titled: “Afro-Ecuadorian Community Organizing and Political Struggle: Influences on, and Participation in, Constitutional Processes (1998 & 2008).”

Dr. Rahier’s participation in these two key events of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN) will mark the beginning of new and exciting partnerships between the ABPN and related organizations, and FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS). It also confirms the geographic scope of AADS’ diasporic and global reach.