Sub-Saharan African-Latin America in New South-South Relations

Through the Institute for African Studies at ESIA, Professor Yvonne Captain will be giving a talk of relationships between Africa and Latin America, which will cover Brazil.  

"Sub-Saharan African-Latin America in New South-South Relations"

Thursday, February 15

12:00-1:15 pm

1957 E Street NW, Room 505

Event registration and more informationm here.

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Since at least the middle of the twentieth century, developing nations around the world have banded together to discuss common goals. In the early years, those relationships revolved a great deal around Independence movements from former colonizers in the case of Africa and Asia and concerns about neo-colonialism in Latin America. These concerns often did not translate into "actionable" activities. In the "new" South-South relations, efforts focus on other pragmatic concerns like economic parity that do indeed seek measurable results.

After a brief introduction to the concept of South-South Relations, Professor Captain explores current issues between Africa and Latin America. She arrives at some conclusions about why this second time around is a significant achievement.

**Lunch will be provided at this event. For any dietary restrictions, please email Thank you!

Professor Captain is an expert on the African Diaspora in Latin America. Recently her scholarship incorporated the growing field of Global South studies, especially the ties between sub-Saharan Africa and the whole of Latin America—including governmental, corporate and NGO ties. Samples of her scholarship are available here:

In addition to regular academic conferencing, she sometimes consults and lectures with the Department of State, the Congressional Black Caucus and other globally focused entities. Professor Captain teaches courses related to Latin American literature and culture, Afro-Latin America, and occasionally on sub-Saharan Africa. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and after several years of teaching, the Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) from her home institution, George Washington University.

This event is on the record and open to the media.