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Global Cafe: The Community Classroom

Engaging Global Connections within a Local Setting

Date: Time: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Oldfather Hall Room: 827
Additional Info: OLDH
Contact: Emira Ibrahimpasic,
This talk presents a community classroom approach as a method for introducing students to the global entanglements of local settings. Through a discussion of approaches used in Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Michigan, Dr. Zaid will highlight the impact of this approach on learning outcomes and ensuring community support for academic research.

Dr. Blair Rose Zaid holds Ph.D.s, in African American and African Studies and in Anthropology from Michigan State University. Her dissertation research identified the proto-African Diaspora of Early Iron Age Central Africa from roughly 3,000 years ago. She has over 10 years of ethnographic, archaeological, and historic fieldwork and teaching on the African Diaspora. Currently, Dr. Zaid is a lecturer at the University of Michigan and investigates 19th century freedom seekers in south central Michigan. Presented by Dr. Blair Rose Zaid.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

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This event originated in Global Studies.