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02-16-2015

Clarkson University's Nyeck Invited to Speak in Kenya

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Political Science S.N. Nyeck has been invited to attend the conference “The State of the Art of Sexuality Research in Africa,” taking place in Kenya this week.

S.N. NyeckNyeck will address a panel of international scholars gathered there on the topic “Toasted Rights and Baked Freedoms: A Reflection on the Paradoxes of Queer Advocacy in Africa.”

The presentation offers an alternative approach to understanding why sexual rights remain peripheral to public interest in Africa and sketches strategic implications for advocacy.

The conference is co-organized by the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Nairobi, the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Nyeck is in Kenya at the invitation and with the sponsorship of the University of Amsterdam.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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