The Walter Rodney lecture series kicked off its 44th year with a webinar exploring “Youth, Pop Culture and Terror Warfare in Sierra Leone.”
This event series will examine the economic, social, political, and security impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Michael Woldemariam appointed next Director of the ASC. Longman to serve as Interim Director during AY 2020-21.
Prof. Fallou Ngom publishes chapters in Digital Age on the misunderstandings of literacy in Africa.
The African Studies Center has launched an important research initiative that aims to provide a new window into the history, cultures, and intellectual traditions of West Africa.
The African Studies Center recently completed a project with Mugar Library focusing on the archives of Mandinka scholars of Casamance, Senegal.
The keynote address was delivered by G. Ugo Nwokeji, Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of California Berkeley.
The African Studies Center hosted Hilary Matfess for a talk entitled “Women, War, and Agency: A Study of Boko Haram and Gender.”
The African Studies Center hosted a talk entitled “Understanding Political Transitions in the Social Media (Digital Age)” as part of the Walter Rodney lecture series.
The lecture featured a talk from Rutgers Prof. Barbara M. Cooper entitled “Reflections on a Baby Scandal: Paradoxes of Fertility and Infertility in West Africa.”
The African Studies Center will receive more than $2.2 million to support Africa-focused education, including African language instruction.
The keynote address was delivered by Amah Edoh, Assistant Professor of African Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.
The Beyond the Headlines series continued with a discussion on the youth bulge in Rwanda and youth involvement in the country’s institutions.
The center’s inaugural Bradford Morse Alumni Lecture featured alumnus Peter Alegi on “African Sport: Colonialism, Independence, Globalization.”
Prof. Fallou Ngom has been appointed as the new director of the African Studies Center at the Pardee School of Global Studies.
The keynote address was delivered by Alex De Waal, Research Professor and Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University.
John Dramani Mahama served as President of Ghana from 2012 to January 2017, and previously served as Vice President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
The Research report is an outcome of discussions and materials first presented at a Boston University Land Mortgage Symposium in April 2015.
The African Studies Center Diaspora Studies Initiative (DSI) held a workshop on network and fundraising issues.