The College of Education Presents the Dean's Africa Initiative: Lecture by Dr. Carlos Moore
"What Does Africa Really Mean To Us-- All of Us--In Today's World?"
11/21/2008 Friday - 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Speaker's Auditorium, Georgia State University Student Center
Dr. Carlos Moore is an ethnologist, political scientist and specialist in African, Caribbean and Latin-American Affairs, with two doctorates from the prestigious University of Paris-7, France. He was banished for three decades from his native Cuba as a result of his opposition to the racial policies of the Castro regime. An international scholar fluent in five languages, he lived and worked in many lands throughout his 34- year exile, and traveled extensively on ethnological research projects in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and Africa, where he also assisted the distinguished African scholar Chiekh Anta Diop. Formerly a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Institute of International Relations, Trinidad and Tobago and a Visiting Professor at Florida International University, Miami, Dr. Moore is an Honorary Research Fellow in the UWI School for Graduate Studies and Research, Kingston, Jamaica. Moore resides in Brazil with his family, where he has worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Education and devotes his time to writing and research on race.
His books are: Pichón. Race and Revolution in Castro´s Cuba (Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2008); A África que Incomoda (Belo Horizonte: Nandyala Editora, 2008); Racismo e Sociedade (Belo Horizonte: Mazza Edições, 2007); African Presence in the Americas (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1995, principal editor); Castro, the Blacks, and Africa (Los Angeles: CAAS/UCLA, 1989); Fela: This Bitch of a Life (London: Allison & Busby, 1982); Cette Putain de Vie (Paris: Karthala, 1982). For more information, please visit drcarlosmoore.com