The Nile Project makes its way to Stanford University for a series of events on February 18
January 27, 2015

The Stanford Report featured a story about two CAS lectures co-sponsored with Stanford Live that will take place as The Nile Project visits Stanford University for a concert and performance on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The Nile Project is a collective
 of top musicians from Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and eight other Nile River Basin nations who have come together to create
 a uniquely East African sound and engage in a transnational conversation about the ecological sustainability of the river that's essential to the lives of 450 million people.

The group's 7:30 pm concert on February 18 at Bing Concert Hall will be preceded by
 a 12:00 pm symposium that day at the Black Community Services Center on "Women of the Nile: An Untapped Resource", discussing the roles women play in community water conservation in East African societies.

In preparation for The Nile Project's visit, one week earlier on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00 pm in the Green Library Bender Room, Grant Parker, Co-Director of the Stanford Center for African Studies (CAS) and Associate Professor of Classics will highlight Stanford's collection of rare maps of the Nile region, revealing various representations and perceptions of the Nile.