Mapping Yoruba Networks

Three flags fly in the palace courtyard of Òyótúnjí African Village. One represents black American emancipation from slavery, one black nationalism, and the third the establishment of an ancient Yorùbá Empire in the state of South Carolina. Located sixty-five miles southwest of Charleston, Òyótúnjí is a Yorùbá revivalist community founded in 1970. Mapping Yorùbá Networks is an innovative ethnography of …

Fictions of Justice

By taking up the challenge of documenting how human rights values are embedded in rule of law movements to produce a new language of international justice that competes with a range of other formations, this book explores how notions of justice are negotiated through everyday micropractices and grassroots contestations of those practices. These micropractices include speech acts that revere the …

Conversations with the Transnational Connections Working Group

  Fall, 2011 – Download Poster PDF China-Africa Research Cluster Meeting 2011 [Co-Presented by the Council on East Asian Studies] Friday October 21 11AM-4pm Location: 10 Sachem, Room 105 Participants Kamari Clarke, Yale University Michael McGovern, Yale University Siba Grovogui, John Hopkins University Omolade Adunbi, University of Michigan Tatiana Carayannis, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Social Science Research Council Schedule …

The International Criminal Court and the Future of International Law in Africa

Fall, 2012 – Download Poster PDF Opening Remarks Professor Kamari Clarke, Yale University Professor Jim Silk, Yale Law School Professor Charles Jalloh University of Pittsburgh Law Schoo lThe African Union and the Future of the International Criminal Court in Africa Professor Ademola Abass United Nations University Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa: Principles, Issues and …

Networks in a Muslim World

Spring 2012 – Download Poster Image Introductions            10:00AM First Session  10:30AM-12:30PM Julia Elyachar Mandana Limbert Engseng Ho Andrew Shryock Second Session 1:30-3:30PM Brian Larkin Shamil Jeppie Mike McGovern Janet Roitman Final Reflections 4:00-4:45PM Kamari Clarke Sean Brotherton Narges Erami Friday, April 20, 2012 Department of Anthropology Yale University 10 Sachem Street, Room 105 Sponsored by the Edward J. and Dorothy …

The Future of International Criminal Law In Africa

Fall, 2013 – Download Poster PDF Among the biggest challenges the International Criminal Court (ICC) faces today is how to maintain a delicate balance between ending impunity and negotiating transitions to peace. This one-day workshop explored the complexities of International law in Africa as it relates to the ICC, African Union (AU) and UN Security Council’s inter-related and divergent relationships. …

Contemporary Religious Revitalizations

Fall, 2009 – Download Poster PDF Africa has witnessed rapid religious recomposition in recent decades marked by new scales of religious organization, new directional flows of influence, assertive new theologies, and intensified public presences. The realities have inspired the Council to develop a thematic interest in Religion, especially as it relates to longer histories of interaction between Christian, Islamic and …

Contemporary Religious Revitalizations Back Crime and Its Fictions China-Africa Conference at YALE

Spring, 2012 – Download Poster PDF The Yale Council on African Studies presents Crime and Its Fictions A Screening and Discussion of the Movie, WAR DON DON with Rebecca Richman Cohen Harvard University Law School Christopher Santora Former Defense Attorney for SCSL Jacob Olupona Harvard University Siba Grovogui Johns Hopkins University Chaired by Lea Brilmeyer and Kamari Maxine Clarke Yale University …

Crime and Its Fictions

Spring, 2012 – Download Poster PDF The Yale Council on African Studies presents Crime and Its Fictions A Screening and Discussion of the Movie, WAR DON DON with Rebecca Richman Cohen Harvard University Law School Christopher Santora Former Defense Attorney for SCSL Jacob Olupona Harvard University Siba Grovogui Johns Hopkins University Chaired by Lea Brilmeyer and Kamari Maxine Clarke Yale University …