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To: H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> We are looking for contributors in an attempt to explore male circumcision in all its pros and cons, especially in Africa. A new study reveals that circumcision affects the type of bacteria that live on the male sexual organ which could explain why circumcised men have a 50 percent to 60 percent reduced risk of being infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Circumcision also lowers the risk of infection with other sexually transmitted viruses such as human papillomavirus and herpes simplex virus type 2, researchers have found. The findings were published April 16 in the online journal mBio. Zimbabwe is one of the country?s worst hit by Aids and in 2010 the government launched a campaign to circumcise up to 80 percent of the country s young men - some three million people. What is the result of this campaign? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that the medical benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. To join this discussion please copy and paste the this link or click on it to get detail on how you can contribute to the discussion. Thank you Leni Darwin, Ph.d -------Original Message------- From: teferi abate Date: 4/26/2013 6:01:47 PM To: H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU Subject: CFP: The Pan African International 2014 Symposium Subject: CFP: The Pan African International 2014 Symposium Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:01:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Itibari M. Zulu <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: Itibari M. Zulu <email@example.com> To: H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> The Pan African International 2014 Symposium August 29-30, 2014 Pepperdine University 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-1590 Sponsor: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this symposium is to acknowledge and advance progressive ideas, projects and programs in Africa and throughout the African world community that are designed to develop the intellectual, social and cultural life opportunities of people of African heritage. Since the 1994 7th Pan African Congress in Uganda, efforts have been made to construct an eighth Congress, however logistics and ideology have stalled those plans. In an effort to rekindle the passion and fire for the internalization of the African experience, this inter-generational and multidisciplinary symposium has been called. Invitees: The symposium is open to all and is expected to attract scholars, activists, practitioners and others concerned with the intellectual, social and cultural life of people of African heritage around the world. Themes: Health & Wellness Effective Leadership Science & Technology Education for Liberation Stages of Pan Africanism African Union International Towards the 8th Pan African Congress Revitalizing the Pan African Movement Africa and the Re-colonization Trajectory Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: The symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from a wide variety of scholars, community researchers, activist, educators, and others. Thus, the presentation topics should engage but not be limited to the themes listed above. Those interested must submit a one page abstract of their paper/presentation with a short biographical statement to Kurt Young at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29, 2014. Should you wish to form a panel (must consist of at least three people), send a 250 word or less abstract of the proposed panel, and a list of each proposed panelist with a short biographical statement of each person to Kurt Young at email@example.com by April 29, 2014. Paper and panel proposals will be selected based on symposium theme relevancy. Please note that paper and panel proposals must include the presenter?s name, the title of the paper or panel, institutional affiliation, and contact details (mailing address, phone number, and email address, etc.) and be submitted via email as a Microsoft Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants are required to register for the symposium. Paper Submission Deadline: April 29, 2014 Panel Submission Deadline: April 29, 2014 Contact: Itibari M. Zulu, Th.D. Senior Editor,The Journal of Pan African Studies P.O. Box 20151 Phoenix, Arizona 85036-0151 E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 602-316-3820 Facebook: The Pan African International & Dr. Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo FRC Research Success Consultants Pty Ltd Suite 73, Private Bag X5109 Mthatha 5099 Eastern Cape Province South Africa E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Itibari M. Zulu, M.L.S., Th.D. Senior Editor, The Journal of Pan African Studies; Vice President, The African Diaspora Foundation; Founding Member & Vice Chair, The Bennu Institute of Arizona -- -- -- --