Category: Center News

General news about the Center, its affiliated faculty, or related events.

The ASC bids farewell to Assistant Director Eric Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt has served as ASC Assistant Director since the April 2018, and throughout his tenure he worked tirelessly to improve the quality and diversity of our offerings, and further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the ASC. He was instrumental in the ASC’s receipt of the National Resource Center and Foreign Language […]

ASC Faculty and Students showcase their hardwork and are recognized at this year’s meeting of the African Language Teachers Association Meeting.

Our students and faculty did us proud with amazing conference presentations at the annual African Language Teacher’s Association meeting. A few students and faculty also attended some support those presenting and represent the ASC. Wolof and isiXhosa students wowed the ALTA participants!  Wolof students Beth Woods (CAS’28) and Amanda McFarland (SPH’23) worked with Wolof Instructor Lamine Diallo […]

Class Spotlight | SSW MP 789 Global Social Work Practice : A Rights Based Perspective

The course prepares students to intervene effectively in social problems (e.g. gender based violence, internal displacement, food security) in local and international settings using the human rights framework. Students will gain skills to work effectively with multiple stakeholders including the UN, INOs and community-based agencies. The course will be taught in collaboration with local and […]

ASC Director Mark Storella and Charles Holmes Publish “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Zambia’s Lessons on Governance, Health and Partnership”

ASC Director Mark Storella and Charles Holmes, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Georgetown University, published an article in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Think Global Health site on the “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit:  Zambia’s Lessons on Governance, Health and Partnership.” Think Global Health is an initiative of the Council on Foreign […]

New Research on Diaspora and Financial Technology

The Diaspora Studies Initiative of the African Studies Center partnered with the Evergreen program of the Boston University Metropolitan College for the seminar series “Migration and Remittances in the FinTech Era.” Dr. Daivi Rodima-Taylor led the seminars “Sending Money Back Home: Migration from the Global South” and “Financial Technology and Informal Economies in Africa” that […]

Honoring the Career, Scholarship and Mentorship of Professor Jim McCann

The African Studies Center will celebrate and honor Professor Jim McCann on Friday, December 9, on the occasion of his retirement from Boston University. In addition to his current roles as Professor of History and Associate Director for Development at the African Studies Center, Professor McCann has served as Director of the African Studies Center, […]