KUASS (Kyoto University African Studies Seminar) is an open seminar to the public organized by the Center for African Area Studies at Kyoto University. International researchers and politicians talk about various topics. The lectures are basically given in English, and the latest topics and research outcomes related to African studies are presented, and lively discussions are held at the seminar. The seminar is open to all, no advance registration required, and is free of charge.

104th KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

104th KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

This presentation focuses on the political economy of health in the diamond mines of South-West Africa, Namibia, under South Africa’s mandate for the League of Nations, with …

103rd KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

103rd KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

Even though the genesis of the pan African idea and movement is traceable to the mid-19th century in the Americas, the cut-off point of my presentation is 1945. After the 4th pan A…

THE 102ND KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 102ND KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

Agroecosystems in south-eastern Cameroon contain significant floristic diversity which is vital for subsistence and cash income of local communities. However, this agrobiodiversity…

THE 101ST KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 101ST KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

By confirming that the TICAD has been largely reinvented since 2008 the presentation will examine the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) content of the process through an assessment …

THE 100TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 100TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

Contemporary forest peoples in central Africa seem to face similar problems concerning their culture and environment; destruction of the forests that have been accommodating their …

THE 99TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 99TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

All human societies care about ownership of at least some kinds of things (Brown, 1991; Hann, 1998), yet young children struggle to understand property and come only gradually to a…

The 98th KUASS: Kyoto University African Studies Seminar

The 98th KUASS: Kyoto University African Studies Seminar

Food insecurity as indicated by levels of food availability, food access and nutritional status remains a big challenge in Uganda. As a method of survival, people in rural areas su…

The 96th KUASS (Kyoto University African Studies Seminar)

The 96th KUASS (Kyoto University African Studies Seminar)

Prof. Liu will speak about African studies in China with examination of the interactions between Africa, China, and Japan in global political economy.