Ethical Infrastructures: Tech, Environment, and Sustainability in Africa
Ethical Infrastructures is a series of interdisciplinary discussions focused on the industrial, social, and environmental impacts of technology on the continent. Hosted by our center, the series will feature speakers and panelists addressing how and why debates about technology and sustainability are critically important for Africa, while tackling the phenomenon of slow, continuous, and often invisible harm produced by industrial pollution and other large-scale contamination across Africa. Speakers will also build awareness around local communities highlighting and naming the ways they have been impacted by environmental harm.
This series is cosponsored by the Program in Science Technology and society, Department of Anthropology, Stanford Earth, the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, the Digital Civil Society Lab, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Stanford Global Studies and the Ethics in Society Center.
In recent years, there has been a trend of African governments blocking internet access as a means of censorship.
Laura Ann Twagira is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Wesleyan University, additionally holding appointments in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Science and Society…
This talk will focus on the social politics of inequality in Africa, through an examination of disease, public health, violence, and social suffering as organizing frameworks for both historical…
Through a discussion of his newly published book The New Apartheid, Dr.