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My Summary Schedule for the AS-AA conference in Accra 12-14 Oct, 2017
On Thursday, the Second Biennial African Studies Association of Africa (AS-AA) conference is taking off here in my academic home, the Institute of African Studies at University of Ghana Legon. It is a three-day conference with the subtheme that almost reads as my tagline: African Studies and Global Politics. Together with my colleague Kafui Tsekpo I am presenting a draft paper on social media in Ghanaian elections. Is it a new form of democratic participation? What are the opportunities and limitations? It is presented at the very last session of the conference, Saturday at 5 pm in the School of Law Examination Room. The collaboration comes out of a discussion at the Ghana Studies Conference last summer. I'll also be the chair for one session. It's a big deal for me as it is the first time I am chairing an academic session! The program for the AS-AA conference is long and winding (find in full here PDF) so I made my own cheat sheet, in brackets are notes on the panel sessions (PS) I