March 22 MDP Seyni Mbaye in panel "The Lébou of Senegal"

The Lébou of Senegal: Spirits, African Environmentalism, and Development

Thu, March 22, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
225 19th Avenue South
Wiley Hall
The West Bank Auditorium 20

Minneapolis, MN 55455Sarah Buchanan (Associate Professor of French, UMN-Morris) and Seyni Mbaye (M.A. candidate in Development Practice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs) will talk about their work with the Lébou populations in Senegal. Buchanan will talk about the interviews she conducted in Senegal while researching the intersections between the environment and spirituality in the Senegalese film, Ndeysaan: Le Prix du Pardon (Mansour Sora Wade, 2001). Mbaye will then speak about how Buchanan’s work is connected to Development Practice while focusing on the impact of the universalization of development theories from the perspective of non-dominant cultures. This panel will be moderated by Sherry Gray (director of International Programs and of International Fellows and Scholars Programs, and a lecturer in the Global Policy Area, Humphrey School of Public Affairs).

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