Lusophone Africa: Intersections between the Social Sciences
Cornell University
May 2 and 3, 2003

Keynote Address:
Portugal’s Colonial Project, High Modernism and
Post-Colonial Amnesia: The Case of Mozambique

Allen Issacman
Professor, History, University of Minnesota; Director of the MacArthur Program on Peace and International Cooperation; and, fmr President (2002) African Studies Assoc.

Session I: After the War: Political Economy of the Public and Private Sectors in Angola and Mozambique

Are Public Private Partnerships Good for Angola and Mozambique?
Anne Pitcher, Prof., Political Science, Colgate Univ.

The Development of the Angolan Political Administrative System,1975 to the Present
Nuno Vidal, CEA, ISTE, University of Lisbon

Angola’s Private Sector: Rent, Distribution and Oligarchy
Renato Aquilar, Assoc. Prof., Economics,
Goteborg University, Sweden

Session II: The View from the Islands: Resources and Development in Portuguese Island Nations

Cape Verde: Managing Foreign Resources and Proximity
Victor Reis, Economics, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal

Stature as a Measure of Socioeconomic Inequalities and Poor Living Conditions among Portuguese, Cape-Verdean-Portuguese and Cape Verdean Children 1993-2002
Maria Ines Varela-Silva, Behavioral Sciences,
University of Michigan-Dearborn

We are Rich! or Are We? Oil and Development in Sao Tome and Principe
Steve Kyle, Professor, Applied Econ. and Mgt, Cornell

The Vision of the African in the Early Chronicles of the Portuguese Expansion
Dalila de Sousa, Ass. Prof, History, Spelman College

Session III: Politics, History and Sociology in Lusophone Africa––from Guinea to Mozambique

Markets and Gardens: Women and Work in Urban Mozambique
Kathleen Sheldon, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, Univ. of Los Angeles

Paulo Freire and the Politics of Literacy in Brazil, Chile and Portuguese Africa
Andrew Kirkendall, Prof, History, Texas A & M University

Local Authorities or Local Power? The Ambiguities of Traditional Authorities from the Colonial to the post-Colonial Period in Guinea Bissau
Clara Carvalho Picarra, Professor, Anthropology, ISCTE, University of Lisbon, Portugal

The Rise and Development of Radical Islam in Mozambique
Eric Morier-Genoud, PhD candidate, Univ. of Binghamton, NY

Sponsors: Institute for African Development; Poverty, Inequality, and Development Initiative; and Department of History, Cornell.

Contact Information
Jackie Sayegh
Institute for African Development
(607) 255-6849