April 30, 2012

SAIS to host conference on the new African democracy

SAIS will hold a two-day conference, The New African Democracy: Information Technology and Political Participation, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2.

Hosted by the school’s African Studies Program, the conference will explore how information and communications technologies are helping to advance political participation and social movements in Africa. Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador to the United States, will give the keynote address, at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For the agenda, go to sais-jhu.edu/academics/regional-studies/africa/events/techconference.htm.

The conference will be held in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to jcarste1@jhu.edu. A live webcast will be available at sais-jhu