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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “The Black Pacific: Oceania & Black Internationalism” March 6, in Washington, DC

“The Black Pacific: Oceania & Black Internationalism” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event is presented by the Dean’s Forum.
This event will examine the impact of the African Diaspora to the Pacific Islands.
Quito Swan
Professor of African Diaspora History, Howard University
Chiedo Nwankwor
Visiting Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
500 Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Please note: Interviews may only be conducted before or after the event.
Media Contact
Jason Lucas
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620 office
+1 (202) 422-2652 mobile
[email protected]
About Speakers
Quito Swan is Professor of African Diaspora History at Howard University. The author of “Black Power in Bermuda,” his scholarship is focused on twentieth century Black internationalism. His forthcoming book, “Pauulu's Diaspora,” explores the global relationships between Black Power and environmental justice. His current book project is titled “Pacifica Black: Black Internationalism and Oceania.” Swan's research has garnered national fellowships from Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and UT-Austin's Harry Ransom Center. He is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he is completing Oceania’s Rising, a public policy and book project on environmental justice, social movements, and climate change in contemporary Oceania.
Chiedo Nwankwor is a Visiting Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer. Her primary areas of specialization are comparative politics with a focus on African politics, and women and gender studies. Within women and gender studies, her research and teaching interests include women’s political participation with an emphasis on ministerial level politics in Africa, women’s health and health policy, feminist international relations, and the political economy of gender in Africa. She teaches Comparative African Politics and Gender Politics in Africa.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Monday, March 4, 2019
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