Upcoming Events

Tereje Tvedt, University of Bergen, will give the first presentation of the Nile River Basin Crisis Lecture Series which runs from October 13, 2021 - March 9, 2022.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (Pacific Time)

The UCLA Promise Institute is sponsoring a lecture on the crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The presentation is part of the Institute's Human Rights Around the World series.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)

The International Institute's Office of Academic Programs is hosting an informational event regarding earning a Master's degree in African Studies. The webinar is open to anyone interested in the MA program. Attendees do not have to be students.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Marina Ottaway, Woodrow Wilson Center, will deliver a lecture on the Nile River Basin Crisis Lecture Series. The series runs from October 13, 2021 - March 9, 2022.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to Wednesday, October 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)

In 2020 and 2021 Ethiopia completed the first and second phases of filling the GERD reservoir. It projects that the Dam will be fully operational by 2023. The Nile provides about 90 percent of Egypt's freshwater supply, meaning the source of these waters lies in the upstream countries. The Nile Basin countries could become involved in the open conflict because of their high levels of dependence on Nile waters. Ethiopia sees the hydroelectric dam as a defining sustainable development project; Sudan has seemed open to the promise of the new availability of the cheap electricity the GERD offers and the expanded agricultural production that it promises. In contrast, Egypt is primarily seeing the possible loss of Nile waters as an existential threat. As the process of filling the Dam has proceeded, tensions have arisen, primarily between Egypt and Ethiopia, but also now between Sudan and Ethiopia. There is a growing fear that these countries could be drawn into the open conflict because of disagreements bearing on their perceived national security interests. How real is the claim that Ethiopia's ability to control the flow of Nile waters is a looming threat to Egypt's national security? Is the mistrust among the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan so high that inter-state hostilities might become militarized sooner or later? Or is progress being made behind the scenes to lessen and even resolve major disagreements? What is the impact of Ethiopia's internal tensions on the situation? And could the GERD ultimately become the source of cooperation rather than conflict?
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Wednesday, November 10, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Yohannes Gebretsadikwill, Hani Sewilam, and Ageel Bushara will deliver presentations on the Nile River Basin Crisis Webinar Series. The series runs from October 13, 2021 - March 9, 2022.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 to Tuesday, November 23, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Ana Elisa Cascão will deliver a lecture in the Nile River Basin Crisis Webinar Series. The series runs from October 13, 2021 - March 9, 2022.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to Wednesday, December 8, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)

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In-person screening of the restored "Sambizanga" (Angola/France, 1972), directed by Sarah Maldoror, followed by a discussion with the director's daughter, Annouchka de Andrade, and UCLA professor Ellen Scott.
Friday, December 10, 2021
7:30 PM

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