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Africa Speak: 'Human Rights, Gender and Health Implications in Africa'

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Brown Hall, Brown Lounge, 2nd Floor
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

Join us for our October edition of "Africa Speak,a panel conversation with WashU faculty on their research engagements in Africa. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health



Institute for Public Health
Event Contact

Proscovia Nabunya | nabunyap@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Leila Sadat
James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

Leila Nadya Sadat currently serves as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor. Trained in the common law and civil law systems, she is an internationally recognized authority and prolific scholar writing in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights and foreign affairs. She has published more than 100 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets throughout the world and regularly lectures and teaches abroad. She is the Director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a ground-breaking project to write the world’s first global treaty on crimes against humanity, and the incoming President of the International Law Association (American Branch) as well as a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.

Carolyn Sargent
Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies​ (Affiliate)

Sargent has worked in West Africa (Benin, Mali), in Jamaica, and for the last seven years have been conducting fieldwork in France on reproduction and representations of family among migrants from the Senegal River Valley now residing in Paris. Most recently, her writing has focused on how colonial and postcolonial relations between France and its former West African colonies in the context of the global economy have shaped the policies and politics of state institutions responsible for managing immigrant populations. Her research in progress involves West African and North African immigrants living with breast cancer in France, and the collective production of meanings about this condition.

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