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September 29, 2014

2015 APSA Africa Workshop CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Workshop Leaders for the 2015 APSA Africa Workshop
Deadline: 5:00 PM ET, November 2, 2014

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 8th annual APSA Africa Workshop. This two-week political science workshop will take place in July 2015.


September 25, 2014

Columbia University's Institute of African Studies (IAS) Director, Professor Mamadou Diouf, was presented by French Minister Laurent Fabius with the insignia of Cevalier of the Legion of Honor at the French embassy in New York on September 22nd. France honored Professor Diouf for his role in engaging students from around the world in dialogue and debate about history and the present.


September 25, 2014

WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

Your Link to the Community of West Africa & Diaspora Scholars

Undergraduate Paper Competition 2015

In 2015, WARA will be offering four awards for outstanding undergraduate essays on West Africa. We welcome essays in all disciplinary areas and on topics of current relevance to the region. This competition is open to all students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs at a WARA member institution.


September 25, 2014

All applications for WARA grants, including the WARA Residency, must be submitted online. Below are descriptions of each grant. Applications will be available November 1st.






July 6, 2014

The Institute of African Studies invites applications for the Africa Workshop, a new series to support innovative research in African Studies. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. Preference will be given to recent PhDs. Selected applicants present work in progress within the two-hour workshop. Works in progress include article, book, and paper drafts as well as research and book proposals. The Institute will cover the flight and hotel accommodation of selected applicants.


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