Focus on Africa October 2, 2019

  • Focus on Africa Research Presentations
    • Event sponsored by Office of Research, and CAFNR International Programs 
    • Come join MU African Interdisciplinary Studies Hub as we welcome twelve scholars throughout the year! Once a month in Memorial Union N-204 we will be introducing a different Africanist to discuss the study and understanding of Africa. All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome. Each presentation will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 12pm- 1pm in Memorial Union N-204. Come hungry because pizza will be provided! Our second presentation will be October 2 at 12pm. 

Wednesday, November 6 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

More dates through April 1, 2020

Memorial Student Union, N-204
38.94536, -92.32524

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Students, International, Research, Social

Departmental Categories

Biological Sciences, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Diversity, Education, Global Engagement


CAFNR, Office of Research





#Focus on Africa

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Jenifer Pilz

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Chuka Nestor Emezue is a Sinclair Fellow and Delta Omega National Honoree at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) School of Nursing. He holds a Master’s degrees in Public Health Policy from the School of Health Professions, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. His transdisciplinary research agenda examines topical issues in gender-based intimate partner and domestic violence. Specifically, focusing on improving intervention design for male batterers, matched to early prevention efforts for young males. His secondary focus involves field-testing and adapting internet-based and app-based safety planning interventions and smartphone apps that support survivor safety planning.

Title of his presentation: Culturally-Differentiated Batterer Intervention Programs for Immigrant Male Batterers (IMB): A Review


Kouakou Donatien ADOU is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Missouri- Columbia in the Political Science department with research interests in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy. His main research focuses on the determinants of corruption in Africa. He also has an interest in field research methods, especially conjoint analysis, that he uses in various academic projects. Donatien’s work on public policy enqurires into public attitudes toward poverty in Africa. He is from the Ivory Coast where he works as a scientific committee member of the think tank Audace Institut Afrique working on rural land rights.
Title of his presentation: When Life in Community Matters: Urbanization and Corruption in Africa

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