Features Visiting Scholar Dr. Ambaye Ogato Anata of the Max Planck Society

The University of Vermont hosts visiting scholar Dr. Ambaye Ogato Anata of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology for a week of talks and panels on social justice, conflict resolution and global health from October 29-November 2, 2018.

Dr. Ambaye Ogato Anata is an Ethiopian anthropologist with research and applied interests in social justice, conflict resolution, economic development, global health, aging, Ethiopian society, and cooperation in Global South. He serves as a research associate in the Department of Conflict and Integration at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and as senior advisor for justice for All-Prison Fellowship Ethiopia.

Joining him will be scholars and experts from the UVM campus and around the region. Most events are free and open to the public (October 30th program also free but RSVP required.)

Mon., Oct. 29th 1:10-2:00 p.m.: “Global Health in Ethiopia” presented by Dr. Ambaye Ogato Anata, Max Planck Institute. Light refreshments provided. Location: UVM Fleming Museum, Room 101. 

Tues., Oct. 30th, 11:45 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: “Conflict Resolution among the Sidama in Ethiopia” Brown-bag lecture presented by Dr. Anata with discussant Sherwood Smith, director of the UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism. Light refreshments provided. Location: UVM Center for Cultural Pluralism, Allen House, Room 104. (RSVP: Jeanne.Shea@uvm.edu)

Tues., Oct. 30th, 5-6:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: “Aging Populations in Low Income Settings: Examples from Ethiopia, China and the US” with panelists Dr. Dale Jaffe, professor and chair of sociology, Dr. Jeanne Shea, associate professor of anthropology and director of the UVM Health & Society Program, and Dr. Anata. Light refreshments provided. Location: UVM Kalkin Hall, Room 001.

Wed., Oct. 31st, 4-5:30 pm: “Social Justice and Conflict Resolution: Examples from Africa” Presented by Dr. Anata, with discussant Dr. Pablo Bose, associate professor of geography and director of the UVM Global and Regional Studies Program. Location: UVM Davis Center, Room 419, Livak Ballroom. Light refreshments provided.

Thurs., Nov. 1st, noon-1:30 pm: Panel Discussion: China-Africa Engagement Panel discussion with Dr. Peter VonDoepp, UVM African Studies Program; Dr. Jeanne Shea, UVM Asian Studies Program; Qiuyu Jiang, Department of Anthropology, McGill University; and Dr. Anata.  Light refreshments provided. Location: Waterman Hall, Room 427A.

Fri., Nov. 2nd, 4:00-6:00 pm: Community Meet and Greet Hosted by Dr. Patrick Brown of UVM Africa House, and Dr. Jeanne Shea of UVM anthropology.  Light refreshments provided. Old Mill, Third Floor, John Dewey Lounge.

Many UVM departments and programs have joined with community organizations to bring this Visiting Scholar Week-in-Residence Lecture Series. UVM sponsors include: Africa House, the African Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Anthropology Department, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Program (College of Nursing and Health Sciences), the Center on Aging, the Center for Cultural Pluralism, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cultural Crossroads Program, Enactus Club, the Geography Department, the Global and Regional Studies Program, the Global Health Program (Larner College of Medicine), the Global Studies Program, the Health and Society Program, the History Department, the Holocaust Studies Program, the Humanities Center, MedVida Club, Partners in Health-Engage Club, the Political Science Department, the Prehealth Program, the Sociology Department, the Teacher-Advisor (TAP) Program, Dr. Srinivas Venugopal in the Grossman School of Business, and the Graduate Public Health Program (Larner College of Medicine). Beyond the university, the Peace and Justice Center of Vermont and Vermont Center for World Affairs are co-sponsors.



Kevin Coburn