Nazareth is proud to host Babacar Fall, as he presents a lecture titled “Youth in Africa: Challenges and Hopes for the Future,” where he will reveal results of his latest research during his commission with the United Nations. Fall studied the prevalence of youth issues, rooted both politically and economically, in three prominent African countries: Burundi, Cameroon and Sénégal. The lecture is on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and will take place in the Nazareth College Golisano Academic Center (GAC) room 38. A reception at 7:00 p.m. will follow the lecture. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. This event is free, and open to the public. For more information, contact Mireille Le Breton at firstname.lastname@example.org or(650)644-8600.
Nazareth students studying African and Caribbean literatures and cultures will be joining with students from Williamson High School to present research on Sénégal before Fall’s lecture.
Fall, who received fellowships from distinguished institutions like Stanford University, is a professor of history at the Faculty of Science and Technology Education and Training (FASTEF) School of Education of the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Sénégal. It serves as one of the leading institutions of higher learning in francophone West Africa. In addition to teaching, Fall in very active in various educational organizations across Africa that foster further education and development.
One of Fall’s most noted research projects includes his participation as research coordinator on the overlying issue of gender equality in Sénégal’s education system. His work has greatly contributed to the scholarship of young women in Sénégal, as part of the 1990 UNESCO initiative, The World Conference on Education for All.
In addition to Fall’s career and humanitarian pursuits, he is the author of many publications on education and social history. His most recent book is titled “Le travail au Sénégal au XXE siècle.” (Paris: Karthala & Re:Work, 2011)
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.