Rapid social-ecological change in an East African pastoral community: The historical and political ecology of Pokot pastoralism
Michael Bollig, University of Cologne. In the first half of the 19th century the Pokot became herders par excellence, recruiting members from different pastoral, forager and agro-pastoral communities. Recent findings on East Africa's (Verschuren) climatic history suggest correspondence between an inter-decadal mega-drought (about 1760-1840) and pastoral specialization. Pastoralization was rapid, thorough and highly successful. By the end of the 19th century the pastoral Pokot were the dominant community of the Baringo Basin and Kerio Valley. In comparative terms they were extremely successful: about 14 head of cattle made them one of East Africa's richest cattle keeping communities; their wealth left a deep impression on colonial administrators. With intensification of pastoralism patterns of social exchange were pastoralized and livestock became the preferred medium to institute social relations. Encapsulation brought about by colonial administration contributed to pastoral specialization and the ethnically
Please join us for our monthly lunchtime seminar. Guest: Nico Trocmé, McGill School of Social Work, on "Managing expectations in a small scale evaluation of a family support program with Montreal's Black Anglophone community."
The McGill Alumni Association of France cordially invites you to a reception and lecture with Dean Nicholas Kasirer, BCL'85, LLB'85, James McGill Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law. "Pour une formation trans-systémique des juristes à l'heure de la mondialisation -- Towards a Trans-systemic Legal Education in an Age of Globalization."
Dr. Enrique Mu, Carlow University, Pittsburgh. In this presentation, Dr. Mu will share his experience managing multimillion-dollar projects internationally. He will explain the key cultural differences to keep in mind when working in a global environment and how to handle them. Although his discussion is valid for all international settings, he will draw examples with an emphasis in the Latin American region. Dr. Mu has worked and lived in different countries in Latin America while holding top executive positions during his professional life. He is currently chair of the IT management program at Carlow University and is co-director of the summer training program for Latin American executives from the University of Pittsburgh.
Special Lecture - Role of VEGF in neuronal wiring and neurodegeneration: From genetics to clinical trials
Dr. Peter Carmeliet, recipient of the 2006 Lucian Award, Dept of Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy, University of Leuven, Belgium
MLISSA has organized an advanced database workshop with Cornelia Penner, McGill Liaison Librarian. The emphasis will be on the advanced functions of core library-specific databases such as LISA, Library Lit., Emerald, etc.
Join alumni and friends at our annual Holiday Party as we wrap up the 150th Anniversary of the McGill Alumni Association. Raise a glass with us as we toast the festive season at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto. Also attending will be Honora Shaughnessy, MLS'73, Executive Director of the MAA.
The McGill Alumni Association of Barbados extends a cordial invitation to McGill graduates, family and friends to a Special Reception to welcome new members and acknowledge departing council members. Special McGill guests: Dean Martin Grant, Faculty of Science, and Dean Chandra Madramootoo, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.