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Africa Rising? The Role of African Studies in the 21st Century

A banquet on Friday night will include a keynote by former ASC director Professor James Pritchett and a performance by the jazz quartet led by Mozambican guitarist and vocalist Albino Mbie. On Saturday, two panels of BU professors and alumni will discuss developments in African studies in fields such as public health and history and in subjects such as gender and youth. The Saturday program will be held at the African Studies Center, fifth floor of 232 Bay State Road, beginning at 12:30. A full schedule of events can be found at: http://www.bu.edu/africa/60th/. The African Studies Center at Boston University is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1953 with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the ASC is the second oldest African studies program in the country. With over 100 affiliated faculty in nearly every BU department and school, the ASC has helped make BU an international leader in the study of the history, politics, economics, culture, and environment of Africa for six decades. We teach eight African languages and have trained several generations of specialists on Africa who now teach in major universities around the world and work for the US and other governments, the military, the United Nations, international businesses, and in numerous non-governmental organizations.

12:30pm on Saturday, March 22nd 2014

African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Rd., 5th floor


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