Department of History

Revisiting Environmental Degradation in Somalia, a talk by Zainab M. Hassan

On Thursday, March 28, at 2:30pm in the Essex Room West (231) of the Robeson Campus Center, the Horn of Africa Journal will present Revisiting Environmental Degradation in Somalia, a talk by Zainab M. Hassan.

Zainab M. Hassan is a writer, poet, human rights and environmental justice activist. She is an Independent Consultant in the areas of strategic and organizational development plans, strategic philanthropy, international development, evaluation and facilitation for local and international organizations. Zainab holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Her publications include articles on The New York Times, OpenDemocracy Forum, Somali websites and others on Islamic extremism, Somali women leadership and political participation, and environmental degradation. Her article, “Dumping on Somalia: A pleas for Environmental Justice” was published in The Horn of Africa Journal (Volume 27). She was the chair of Pan Somali Council for peace and Democracy known as Israaca (the largest organization for Somali intellectuals in the Diaspora at the time). Currently, she serves on several advisory boards and committees for local, national and international organizations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Federated Department of History and the Department of African American and African Studies. Refreshments will be provided.