Fairfield University hosts "Suriname - Reflections: Land and Peoples"


Image: Edward DewFour speakers will discuss fascinating and challenging aspects of the country of Suriname in "Suriname - Reflections: Land and Peoples," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Fairfield University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Speakers at the event are:

  • Anke van Dijk Dew, a retired professor of geography at Fairfield University, who will present "Suriname: History of the Land."
  • Edward Dew, Ph.D., professor of politics emeritus at Fairfield, who will deliver "The Difficult Flowering of Suriname," which includes a film. Dr. Dew received an honorary doctorate from Anton de Kom University of Suriname in 2012.
  • Hakiem Nankoe, professor of anthropology and sociology at Western Connecticut State University, who will present "The Caribbean/Suriname 'Origin' and Mirror of the Third World."
  • Margo Ramlal-Nankoe, professor of sociology at Fairfield, who will deliver "Suriname's Diaspora: Focus on Surinamers in The Netherlands."

The event is sponsored by Fairfield's Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences; the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions; the departments of History, Politics and Sociology and Anthropology; the programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and International Studies; and the Cities Area of Focus.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 14, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 177